1000 Words: Karma and the perp walk

Some of the worst terrorists in the world might not be as reviled in America as the man who made a perp walk today.

If smug were a felony, Martin Shkreli would’ve made the stroll months ago, after he bought the rights to Daraprim, which treated toxoplasmosis, a deadly illness for unborn babies and patients with compromised immune systems including those with HIV or cancer. Then he raised the raised the $14 price to $750 per pill. There was money to be made and he aimed to make it. He showed not an ounce of shame or remorse for doing so at the expense of the vulnerable.

Today, however, he took a walk after being indicted for draining a hedge fund of money, then covering it with shady deals.

True, in the eyes of the law, he’s still an innocent man.

But still, $750 was the price of our sympathy.