Drug-Trafficking Sackler Family Walks Free
I guess we’ve lost our sense of outrage in America but, with all the talk about the rich owning an ever-increasing percentage of the country, we let them off the hook legally as well.
Congress is very good at expressing outrage and useless at controlling outcomes
So the House oversight committee brought David and Kathe (don’t you love the spelling?) Sackler to a hearing before them on Thursday. Both Sacklers were Purdue Pharma board members during the heyday of Purdue’s trafficking extravaganza. Carolyn Maloney, committee chairman, told the Sacklers she wanted to hear them “acknowledge your wrongdoing,” as if that was some kind of curative.
As we approach a half-million lives lost to opioid-addiction-for-profit across a nation more recently crippled by its covid pandemic, I’m not much interested in acknowledgements.
When complicit in murder-for-profit, a life sentence in prison is appropriate
Comparisons must be made. The covid pandemic, for which nations are locked down and business-as-…