Here is the link to the related Bloomberg news article A London-based banking analyst at Investec used I cant breathe as the headline for his note criticizing US bank regulators treatment of Standard Chartered Plc. Standard Chartered is a bank that had settled with regulators in 2012 for doing business with Iran, but has now been notified that US investigation of additional possible prohibited transactions will continue, and the bank will be overseen for another three years. Investecs note took exception, saying the move exerted disproportionate control over Standard Chartered when it has no material business inside the USA. The compliance department of the analysts banking group saw the note beforehand but let it go out. Investec has now apologized to the top New York financial regulator, who had tweeted that he thought the note was terrible and should be disavowed by Investec. Doesnt seem like anyone thought to apologize to Eric Garners family or the protestors now taking their own lives in hand to decry police use of chokeholds. According to the Bloomberg piece, the analyst admitted that in hindsight, his notes headline could be considered inappropriate. But he was also quoted as saying this: On the one hand youre talking about an incident where someone has died, and on the other hand youre talking about a bank, he said. There might be a presumption that Im being flippant about the first issue, which Im not. Seriously? These finance guys live in one hell of a bubble.