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Professionalism and Crime

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Rocket River, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

    Oct 5, 1999
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    I have been reading about the Flint Michigan water issue.
    It got me to wondering . . . . at what point does incompetence become a CRIME?

    I say incompetence but other times it is GREED among other things.

    I always wondered . . . for Example .. ..
    If you hire an accountant .. . the account messes up your taxes . . .
    you side with your accountant and put your trust in a person WHOSE JOB IT IS TO KNOW . . . .
    and if he is wrong. . . YOU GO TO JAIL but he is allowed to continue with at most a bad reputation.
    Why are they not held accountable for attempting to defraud the government as well? (If it happens I've never heard of it. . . but that doesn't mean it doesn't)

    Back to Flint: This water issue leads to more health issues. While the people can sue . . .money be paid out . . .etc etc. .. . at what point should those responsible need to be put in PRISON?

    This is no different than corporation with oil spills, damaging products, etc?
    They pay out money but if they cut corners, etc . . they may get fines but rarely jail time.

    perhaps that should change

    Rocket River
  2. malakas

    malakas Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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    I agree with you. When incompetence puts people's health at risk it should be (if it's not already) criminal neglicence and the people responsible face serious prison time.

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