The Sunday commentary regarding our state prison problems seemed valid… until Mr. Williams invoked the name Koch brothers as proof that this is a bipartisan concern. (Guest commentary, “Another state prison scandal merits attention: cost.)”
When Fred C. Koch died he left his sons a fortune. Two of his sons, Beelzebub and Lucifer, joined forces to become super-wealthy by any means possible … emphasis on any means.
One of those means was to lie about releasing 91 metric tons of benzine-contaminated air and waste-water into a community near one of their industrial plants. Ah, the gift of cancer. And just like their wealthy bankster buddies they got off with only a token fine … but no jail time for their criminal activity.
Why the Koch interest in prison reform? Mostly because they don’t want to see themselves on the wrong side of the bars. How do they do that? They simply bribe — oops! Sorry, I meant they heavily contribute to the campaigns of legislators who will introduce bills that tie the hands of pesky prosecutors who would hold them to that “ignorance of the law is no excuse” thing. It’s written into their reform bill.
When you see the name Koch, always look deeper. f you’re looking for an ulterior motive you’ll never be disappointed. All Koch roads lead to an oligarchy. Vote Bernie.