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The Costs of Public Corruption – And The Need for the Public to Fight Back

December 8, 2011   ·   0 Comments

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Excellent article on the website for the Offices of the United States Attorneys
by Patrick Fitzgerald
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois

http://www.justice.gov/usao/briefing_room/fin/corruption.html

Please read the article referenced above, he makes some great points – especially “The Culture of Acceptance”.

Some of his key points are:

– There are financial consequences to corruption.

– Corruption changes the face of a community.

– The most harmful consequence of endemic public corruption in a community is the apathy that it engenders – the culture of acceptance.

– The public’s refusal to accept corruption is the first line of defense in the fight against it.

– All residents of a community should know that they can have a voice in stopping corruption and that they need not accept corruption in any degree—at any level of government.

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