Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fortunate Felons: Cons, Corruption and Crime pay for felons Bernard Kerik, Jeff Smith

Fortunate Felons: Cons, Corruption and Crime pays for felons Bernard Kerik, Jeff Smith and Others

They were blessed with an opportunity to serve a calling greater than themselves. They violate the public trust with their greed. They are CONvicted and sent to prison. They seem to have huge egos and little shame. They have the CONfidence to bypass the repentance and the “I’m sorry…Please forgive me”.

They reinvent themselves as self-appointed “advocates” for those who possess less CON, fewer resources, less influential cronies and CONtacts. They write a book with the guise of improving “the system” but filled with way too many “I’s”. They attempt to CONvince us they’ve changed but you’ve got to invest, tune in, buy the book!. They CONstruct a non-profit foundation to appropriately funnel their new riches. They are supported by one or more legitimate source who opens a door CONvincing us of their veracity. They dress in fine suits and keep to the script so we hopefully CONstrue they surely were innocent targets of the USA Government. It’s almost as if nothing ever happened. Almost. We fall for it every time. We want to believe in redemption, rehabilitation.

FELON: Bernard Kerik
Book: From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054
Non-Profit: American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform
“Supporter”: Rep. Peter King, Geraldo Rivera, Dick Grasso
Employment: Retired NYPD, The Kerik Group
Credit: Bernard Kerik
Credit: From Jailer to Jailed Bernard Kerik
 FELON: Jeff Smith
Book: Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me about America's Prison Crisis
Non-Profit: PEP: Prison Entrepreneurship Program
“Supporters”:  Toure, Howard Deen, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill
Employment: Assistant Professor, New School, Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, NYC
Credit: Amazon.Mr Smith Goes to Prison Jeff Smith
They are fortunate felons. Can you name one felon they saved from their fate? They help no one but themselves, believe it. Why do they fool us their second act was any more honest than the devastating first? Beware. They may be coming to a town near you. Don’t be CONfused. Let’s hope they don’t pick up right where they left off. Could it be another CON? To be CONtinued….