Thursday, July 3, 2008

Is this any way to run a judicial system?

You bet it is!

Corporate royalist get away with murder on a daily basis in the good ol USA. The French aint puttin up with it. Bravo!

This is what 113 people look like who are being murdered.

France orders trial in deadly Concord explosion
By INGRID ROUSSEAU, Associated Press Writer 3 minutes ago
PARIS - A French judge ordered Continental Airlines and five people to stand trial for manslaughter in connection with the 2000 crash of a Concorde jet that killed 113 people, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Two of the people to be tried are employees of the U.S. carrier, the prosecutor in the Paris suburb of Pontoise said in a statement.

Two others were employed by Aerospatiale, the maker of Concorde and the precursor of plane-maker Airbus. The fifth is an employee of the French civilian aviation authority.

Nope, the old plane didn't give out from metal fatique, a bird strike or some other naturally occuring process that could absorb any human blame. It was a poorly designed fuel tank that corporate officers knew about for 25 yrs and a wrong part installed on a Continental Airlines DC-10 that flew off and lay on the runway.

If you're going to make billions by taking on the responsibility of the safety of the people who are giving you those billions, then when you compromise that safety in the name of profit making, then you should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. What could be a bigger crime? When did I as a consumer give you the go ahead to not take appropriate steps to guard my safety so that you could make a bigger profit?
These corpo-fascists knew about the problems with the Concorde's fuel tanks and Continental should never have let their DC-10 fly with an improper cowling piece. I just hope the moron mechanic who installed the titanium cowling piece instead of the soft aluminium piece is among those charged. Yea, every dumb fuck directly responsible for such tragedies should be held accountable.


MacDaddy said...

Jesus! And I bet the French court has memos or some other kind of correspondence showing they knew about it, discussed it but decided that the profits were worth the risk-- that it probably would never be brought to court anyway.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Absolutely Mac. American corporation do it all the time. They figure how many lives will be lost, multiply that by the amount of money they'll have to pay out for each law suit and weigh that against the cost of a fix. From unprotected Ford Pinto gas tanks to baby cribs. . .