Big Apple Bribery?
In what can only be described as classic New York City, mafioso style bribery JP Morgan Chase "donated" 4.6 million dollars to the NYPD.
"The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple. The money will pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops, as well as security monitoring software in the NYPD’s main data center."
Commissioner Raymond Kelly, whom protestors have demanded step down from office, sent Jaime Dimon, CEO of Chase, a note expressing “profound gratitude.”
In related news, JPMorgan Chase & Co. also invested in a fund that has bought about $400 million in Twitter Inc. shares back in March, valuing the blogging service at as much as $4.5 billion.
Since the uprising of Occupy Wall St, some are seeing a clear relationship between these sizeable investments and the activity of the police and possible censorship of Occupy Wall St tweets on Twitter.
In retaliation, hackers leaked CEO Dimon's personal info and in March of this year, Bloomberg reported that "JPMorgan Chase & Co. has invested in a fund that has bought about $400 million in Twitter Inc. shares."