Chicago: Corruption IS the System
Dave Schuler laments yesterday’s conviction of a Chicago city official on federal mail fraud charges. Said official was bewildered, saying, “I just did my job the way I was supposed to do it. I guess it’s a federal crime.”
As Dave notes, the man has a point: “Corruption isn’t a perversion of the system here. It is the system.”
That doesn’t excuse bad behavior, of course, but it does make it rather hard to know where the line is drawn.
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