To understand what's up with the CFTC 'Policing" the Futures market imagine this:
That we lived in a country where there was no police force, but instead each private citizen swore an oath to turn themselves in any time they broke the law. Of course that kind of system never could work.
The CFTC has been "investigating" JP Morgan's silver manipulation for 2 1/2 years!
Why has it taken so long for a judgement? The evidence was presented up front.
JP's behavior is simply stealing from others in that market. When a bank robber robs a bank, and walks out with a pile of cash, and everybody knows who they are, do the police wait 2 1/2 years before arresting them?
If our government wished to stop this they would have by now.