Legal Loopholes Big Enough To Allow Crash Deaths Without End or Punishment
The NY Times reports:“From the factory floor to the corporate suite, employees at General Motors saw indications of a deadly ignition defect and failed to disclose the problem to the government.
Yet even now that prosecutors are closing in on a criminal case against the automaker, their effort to charge individual employees at the center of the case has hit an obstacle: legal loopholes that the auto industry helped create.” See http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/20/business/laws-hinder-prosecutors-in-charging-gm-employees-in-ignition-defect.html?_r=0
The LA Times in an article “Auto Companies Stay Cozy in U.S. Capital” asked the question:“But when business gets its say on Capitol Hill and the White House too, what’s the ordinary person to do?” Seehttp://articles.latimes.com/2014/jan/26/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20140126
The successful strategy followed by the auto industry since at least 1971 is laid out in the Lewis Powell memo. See http://reclaimdemocracy.org/powell_memo_lewis/