The United States' financial system is broken for all but a few at the top -- that much is plain. But given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it's hard to pin down why.
"You name it, we are buying it," says NYPD Chief Bill Bratton as city purchases $7.5 million in military-style gear.
Scott Johnson is an Oakland-based writer and activist who has been involved in the Justice 4 Alan Blueford campaign and Occupy Oakland. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.