Banks and Privacy

Normally I condemn laws that require banks to spy on customers.  But applied to Elliot Spitzer, I consider them poetic justice.  No doubt as a prosecutor, he relied on many of these laws to send people up river.  Paybacks are hell.

3 Responses to “Banks and Privacy”

  1. Jim W says:

    Yeah I take special pleasure in seeing him rot in jail.

  2. Turk Turon says:

    Poetic justice.
    But I agree with you about snoopy banking laws: usually they’re used to snag “victimless” crimes (gambling, drugs, prostitution) instead of actual serious crimes (rape, robbery, assault, murder). And even when they do catch an actual tax evader here and there, nobody would bother to evade the taxes if the taxes weren’t already so freakin’ high!

  3. Ian Argent says:

    And I see on CNN that the suspicion of this being “politically” motivated is surfacing. That wicked Bush DoJ must spend all their time wiretapping every Dem public figure, after all…