Behind the symbol of our freedom was a parked van with a bomb inside
Usually the bustling streets of Times Square in Manhattan are overflowing with pedestrians on a warm Saturday evening. However, tonight they were emptied as police found a bomb in a parked van. Mayor Bloomberg said, "We are very lucky. We avoided what could have been a very deadly event.”
America cannot afford to be lucky when it comes to any crime.
The Paradox of Law, Morality, and Crime
The same foundations of law, justice, and freedom that help make America great are also exploited by cold-blooded criminals to help them effectively execute their crimes. Your laws, your morality, your ethics, and your decency limit your behavior as a society, while giving heartless criminals the initiative and the relative freedom of action to commit their crimes.
Criminals have no respect for the law, society, and their victims. The more humane you become as a society also increases the boldness and arrogance of the criminal element within that society.
While President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg sell law-abiding and decent citizens hope, the criminals prey. While America sleeps, the criminals plan their crimes. We need to have a serious debate in America about crime.
Good night America.
Sam E. Antar
Picture taken by: Sam E. Antar
I am a convicted felon and a former CPA. As the criminal CFO of Crazy Eddie, I helped Eddie Antar and other members of his family mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980's. I committed my crimes for fun and profit and simply because I could.
If it weren't for the efforts of the FBI, SEC, Postal Inspector's Office, US Attorney's Office, and class action plaintiff's lawyers who investigated, prosecuted, and sued me, I would still be the criminal CFO of Crazy Eddie today.
I teach law enforcement, government entities, professionals, businesses, and students about white collar crime and train them to catch corporate miscreants. I do not seek forgiveness for my unforgivable sins and I expect to fry in hell for my crimes. My only comfort is that the criminals responsible for the bomb found in Times Square will burn in hell along with me.