11-year old criminal tells court that bankers are his role model (not satire!)

Presumably the pre-teen Al Capone thought that saying he wants to be a bank manager would impress the court with his determination to turn over a new leaf, and become a sober, respectable pillar of the community. If so, he’s waaaay out of date, as the bankers are now seen pretty much as capitalism’s robber barons.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

An 11-year-old boy in Shepton Mallet – found guilty on numerous charges including violence, arson, criminal damage, theft, handing stolen goods, threatening behaviour and exposing himself in public – has told a magistrates court that he wants to be a bank manager when he grows up:

Boy, 11, tells court he wants to be a bank manager

I suspect there may have been a time – admittedly a long, long time ago – when being a banker may have been a good role model for a young person.

Now it seems bankers are only role models for thieves, hooligans and criminals.

Which – considering bankers have persistently stolen, lied and abused people for decades  – is not, I suppose, all that surprising.


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