And Justice for Some

  • Aired:  05/06/14
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A tally of punishments for financial district wrongdoing following the financial meltdown and Occupy Wall Street demonstrates the infallible balance of justice. (6:03)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE GOT A GOOD ONE FOR YOUTONIGHT.

GUEST TONIGHT PETER SCHUCK.

HE IS THE AUTHOR OF "WHYGOVERNMENT FAILS SO OFTEN AND

WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT."

BUT FIRST, AS WE ALL KNOW EVERSINCE THEY VERY INNOCENTLY

CRASHED OUR ENTIRE ECONOMYTHROUGH PURPOSEFUL AND

FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES --[LAUGHTER]

-- BANKS AND THE BANKERS WHOBANK THEM --

[LAUGHTER]-- HAVE WEATHERED ATTACKS FROM

ALL CORNERS.

>> THE GOVERNMENT IS WAGING WARON BANKS.

>> THEY SAY THAT WALL STREET ISGUILTY THAT YOUR FORTUNES ARE

WHERE THEY ARE NOW BECAUSE OFTHE GREED ON WALL STREET.

>> PEOPLE WANT TO SEEGUYS IN A PERP WALK, THEY WANT

TO SEE BANKERS IN HANDCUFFSGOING TO PRISON.

>> Jon: IT'S AS THOUGH SEEINGTHEM PUNISHED APPROPRIATELY

WOULD BE SOMEHOW JUST OR RIGHT.

[ LAUGHTER ]WELL, GUESS WHAT?

THE VAMPIRES FINALLY GOT THEIRBLOOD.

>> HIS NAME IS KAREEM SERAGELDINAND HIS TRADERS LIED ABOUT THE

VALUE OF HIS MORTGAGE BACKEDSECURITIES AND HE KNEW ABOUT

THAT AND HE SORT OF LOOKED THEOTHER WAY, AND SO HE WAS GUILTY.

>> Jon: HUH.

LYING ABOUT THE VALUE OFMORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES AND

LOOKING THE OTHER WAY I THINKWAS THE SLOGAN FOR ONE OF THOSE

COMPANIES, WASN'T IT?

WHY IS HE THE ONLY PERSON TOHAVE GONE TO JAIL FOR THAT

ACTIVITY?

>> HE PLED GUILTY AND HE IS NOWIN PRISON.

>> Jon: OH, HE WANT TO JAILFOR STUPIDITY.

DOESN'T HE KNOW, PLEADING GUILTYIS NOT HOW YOU ADDRESS THOSE

VERY COMMON CHARGES.

>> JP MORGAN IS PAYING $410MILLION TO SETTLE CHARGES WITH

THE GOVERNMENT BUT JP MORGAN ISNOT ADMITTING ANY WRONGDOING.

>> GOLDMAN SACHS SETTLEDEARLY ON IN THIS CASE FOR

$550 MILLION WITHOUTADMITTING WRONGDOING.

>> UBS HAS AGREED TO PAY ABOUT$50 MILLION.

UNDER THE TERMS OF SETTLEMENTUBS DID NOT ADMIT ANY

WRONGDOING.

>> Jon: THAT'S HOW WE DO.

[LAUGHTER]YOU SAY WHEN YOU ARE CAUGHT,

WHILE I CLEARLY HAVE DONENOTHING WRONG, I KNOW YOU ARE A

BUSY MAN AND YOUR TIME ISVALUABLE SO HERE IS A LITTLE

SOMETHING FOR YOUR TROUBLES, YOUKNOW WHAT I MEAN?

GET THE GOVERNMENT'S WIFESOMETHING NICE, MAYBE A TENNIS

BRACELET.

HEY, GABBAGOUL.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT AS WALL STREET SUFFERS, THE

REAL PERPETRATORS OF FINANCIALDISTRICT WRONGDOING CONTINUE TO

PAY NO PRICE.

I'M TALKING ABOUT OCCUPY WALLSTREET.

I'M SORRY.

I'M SORRY.

MIC CHECK.

I'M TALKING.

I'M TALKING.

ABOUT OCCUPY -- ABOUT OCCUPY,WALL STREET, WALL STREET.

[ LAUGHTER ]REALLY YOU ARE GOING TO

(bleep) DO THAT, REALLY?

THEY REALLY DID BECOME THEPEOPLES MICROPHONE. YOU KNOW,

THESE OCCUPY WALL STREETERSAFTER VICTIMIZING WALL STREET

JOB CREATORS BY DRUMMING INTHEIR GENERAL VICINITY, BY

WAGGLING THEIR FINGERS IN ATHREATENING MANNER OR BY RUDELY

CORNERING THE PEPPER SPRAYMARKET WITH THEIR FACES.

THE OCCUPIERS HAVE GOTTEN OFFSCOTT FREE.

EXCEPT FOR, OBVIOUSLY, THE MASSARRESTS AND PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED

PEPPER SPRAY.

MY POINT IS NOT ONE OCCUPIER HASBEEN SENTENCED TO LONG-TERM

PRISON TIME.

THAT'S RIGHT.

IT'S STILL --[LAUGHTER]

-- WALL STREET.

ONE GUY IN JAIL.

OCCUPY --[LAUGHTER]

-- UNTIL YESTERDAY.

>> AN OCCUPY WALL STREETACTIVIST WHOSE ARREST WENT

VIRAL, CECILY MCMILLAN, FACINGUP TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON.

>> Jon: WOO!

AN OCCUPIER HAS FINALLY BEENSENT TO JAIL.

THE ARC OF THE MORAL UNIVERSE ISLONG.

BUT IT BENDS TO MOTHER (bleep)JUSTICE.

[LAUGHTER]THAT'S RIGHT.

IT'S -- IT'S 1-1.

WHAT CRIME DID THIS OCCUPYPROTESTER COMMIT?

I BET THEY SERVED GLUTEN AT THEGLUTEN FREE TABLE OR SHELVED

CHOMSKEY BEFORE ZINN IN THE FREELIBRARY. EVERYBODY KNOWS C COMES

AFTER Z BECAUSE ALPHABETICALORDER IS A SYSTEM

OF HETERO-PATRIARCH NORMATIVITY-- I'M BEING TOLD

THAT MY MAN-SPLAINING FAILED TOCHECK MY PRIVILEGE.

I BET IT WAS SOMETHING LIKETHAT.

>> SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OFASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER

BACK IN 2012 AND IT WASALL CAUGHT ON VIDEO.

>> Jon: OKAY, YEAH YOU CAN'TDO THAT. THEY'LL DEFINITELY

ARREST YOU FOR THAT. AND BY THEWAY, DON'T THINK THAT THE POLICE

DIDN'T ALSO GET IN TROUBLE WHENTHEY ASSAULTED PROTESTERS, TOO.

REMEMBER THIS GUY, THE NYPDOFFICER ANTHONY BOLOGNA

AKA TONY BALONEY WHOPEPPERED PROTESTERS WITH

ENTHUSIASM RARELY SEEN OUTSIDEOF CHIPOTLE.

HE WAS PUNISHED, TOO.

HE LOST SOME VACATION DAYS ANDGOT REASSIGNED TO STATEN ISLAND,

WHERE HE IS FROM.

[ LAUGHTER ]SO NOT SO MUCH A SENTENCE AS

BEING RELEASED BACK INTO TO HISNATURAL HABITAT.

SORT OF LIKE THE END OF FREEWILLY.

YOU KNOW, FOR A GUYLIKE TONY BALONEY, I MEAN,

HE COULDN'T BE MORE ATHOME IN STATEN ISLAND UNLESS

HIS NAME WAS JIMMY PEPPERONIHEY, I'M WALKING OVER HERE.

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