Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why I Hate Mark Ciavarella Today

Ciavarella, the judge who sent thousands of undeserving youth into prison for minor crimes in a scheme that netted him more than $2 million in kickbacks, just recently testified at his trial. In his testimony, he claims the payments were a "finder's fee" for helping steer business to the builder of the juvenile detention center (nevermind the fact that as a judge, he's not supposed to be accepting money other than his salary, period).

His testimony is a study in nuanced language and how legal experts try to manipulate the semantics of laws to get themselves out of hot water. It's basically a lot of hogwash, with Ciavarella trying to justify years of clearly unjustifiable acts.

But what really got me was a paraphrase from his testimony, where he remarked that he was simply "trying to do right by the county's troubled youth."

Eff you you asshole. You knew exactly what you were doing, and to try to hide behind some bogus claim that you did this in the interest of the youth is disingenuous at best. You are a prime example of the corruptibility inherent in profit-driven enterprise. You are a disgusting excuse for a human being. I hate you so much, Mark Ciavarella.

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