William Black: #OccupyWallStreet A Counter to White-Collar Fraud (VIDEO)

Amy Goodman interviews William Black, a white-collar criminologist, former financial regulator, and author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One.” Black teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and recently took part in Occupy Kansas City. “If you look [at the Occupy protests] not just nationwide, but worldwide, you will see some pretty consistent themes developing,” Black says. “That includes, we have to deal with the systemically dangerous institutions, the 20 biggest banks that the administration says are ticking time bombs. As soon as one of them fails, we go back into a global crisis. We should fix that, there’s no reason have institutions that large. Accountability is also a theme, that we should put these felons in prison … And that we should get jobs now and that we should deal with foreclosure crisis. … Those are four common themes you can see in these protests… I think over time you’ll not necessarily have some grand written agenda, but you will have increasing consensus, a broad consensus.”



7 Responses to “William Black: #OccupyWallStreet A Counter to White-Collar Fraud (VIDEO)”
  1. Fury says:

    1. banking and wall street felons in prison
    2. full restitution to their victims
    3. immediate halt to foreclosure and evictions
    4. jobs
    5. debt jubilee
    6. election campaigns lasting 6 weeks w/ the same amount spent on campaigning
    7. an end to lobbying
    8. debt jubilee
    9. port-a-potties at all occupy movement protests

    not necessarily in that order

    • Rita Cheche says:

      I hope you’re running for President! You got my vote… I am NOT a “DEADBEAT” homeowner, as 99.9% are NOT, I am a homeowner who knew, at my B.S. Closing, I was screwed. I have a ton of evidence in at least 2 of 4 seperate loans, within 2 yrs. Both loans are with Wachovia/Wells Fargo, Wachovia/World Savings, Peoples Choice Home Loans, Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, MERS, (Topaka Love is my robo-signer). It took me 4 yrs. to find a lawyer, but my lawyer “does not have the time”, as she put it, weeks before my trial, to do anything for me. She has “arranged” the worse thing that can happen, JUST A RECISSION, she is not asking for any damages, NOTHING… I AM SUPPOSED TO GIVE UP ANY OTHER LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, OBSOLVE THEM OF ALL CRIMINAL, UNFAIR, DECEPTIVE, UNCONSCIONABLE ACTS, CONTINUE THEIR UNJUST ENRICHMENT, AND PAY THEM WHAT THEY “SAY” I HAVE TO PAY THEM BACK. There is so much fraud in my loans, all the conspirators should be in prison, but I have not and will not get a fair Trial with my representation and judicial system.
      I am the plaintiff, Rita Cheche v. Wachovia, (Wittstat Title & Escrow) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division Civil Action No.: 2:09cv577., Trial Date posponed by Judge until Jan. 26, 2012.

      If you can help, or you need help, please do not hesitate to call me, Rita Cheche 757.427.0075.

      • CaitlinO says:

        Thank you for your heartfelt post. I can’t help but wish I could. I hope only the best for you in your courageous fight.

  2. XXXX says:

    Thank you William Black, can you spread some of this simple wisdom around to the Polluted Politicians. He does
    gives us hope @ 5:24 and says it can be easier than we think hummm I am all ears with this man so yea
    REGULATE the loan sharks NOW!!! bet you will see W. Black rise up to a much louder voice with so many listening to him and I do hope he joins occupy with a bigger voice, oh so many ponzi schemes to deal with. But if we get the big guys all the little fleas on the big dogs will fall away. Ahh the sweet bliss of visualizing this. He just makes so much sense that the gov just can’t get it cause it might hurt them the little poor little babies “I want everything” mentality pigs!!

  3. housemanrob says:

    William Black is a highly intelligent and poised expert….good to have him on our side!

  4. talktotennessee says:

    William Black, smart man, with his finger on the pulse of the problems! He is being candid and honest. Doubtful Washington will listen. In fact he might become a target for both parties! He is so right that Geithner, Holder and Bernanke should be out of there. If Obama does not act, he will surely give away his best opportunity to what people perceive is better in the GOP. There is nothing in the Republican Roster that would not be out of the fat into the fire, unfortunately!

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