As you smugly handed over $40 for a fake Prada bag on Canal Street, you were not only comitting a crime against fashion, you were SUPPORTING THE TERRORISTS!
" In the year between October 2005 and September 2006 the Department of Homeland Security made 14,000 counterfeit goods seizures worth $155 million, almost double the previous year. In New York alone the trade was worth $80 billion and costs the city $1 billion a year in lost sales tax revenue.
'It's virtually all profit and it isn't funding anything good. It is a threat to democracy and a threat to the rule of law,' New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told a conference on counterfeiting on February 1.
Kelly said the group accused of the 2004 Madrid train bombings, which killed 191 people, used proceeds from the sale of fake CDs. U.S. authorities have said a group sells counterfeit goods including fake Viagra to support Hezbollah."
In the near future expect Dick Cheney to
invent announce evidence of secret caches of counterfeit Fendi purses, ooooh, somewhere not a million miles from Tehran. You heard it here first.