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1 posted on 05/19/2011 6:04:25 AM PDT by nhwingut
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Yet the French newspapers are happy to publish the name and address of the victim.

They should have perp walked him from the 28th down to the Tombs.

2 posted on 05/19/2011 6:06:38 AM PDT by wideawake
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BTW. I’m sure Rooters would be complaining about a ‘perp walk’ if it were a conservative politician. /s


3 posted on 05/19/2011 6:07:11 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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Leave the perp walks for the convicted. Sometimes even convictions are wrong.


4 posted on 05/19/2011 6:15:10 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Former French Justice Minister Elisabeth Guigou called the pre-trial publicity "absolutely sickening."

I don't give a CRAP what the french think. How long did it take them to turn over Ira Einhorn?

5 posted on 05/19/2011 6:16:00 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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The media's description of a "perp walk" does not even match what I've always understood to be a perp walk -- and what was made famous during Giuliani's tenure as a Federal prosecutor.

Walking a suspect out of a police facility in handcuffs is not exactly a "perp walk" in the intended use of the term. The "perp walk" referred to from Giuliani's past refers to the act of arresting a suspect at his home or place of business in a media circus (maybe even with the media having been notified beforehand to help generate more publicity) . . . and walking him out of his home or business through a horde of reporters and cameras.

The article does, however, point out exactly why the original "perp walk" from Giuliani's days as a prosecutor was so disgraceful:

Indeed, charges against Wigton, were dropped 3 1/2 months after they were made. An investigation continued for another 2 1/2 years before it was abandoned. He died in 2008 at age 77.

You can be sure there were no prosecutors there to apologize to Wigton or calling a press conference announcing the end of the investigation.

6 posted on 05/19/2011 7:03:24 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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A ‘perp walk’ is pure government Theater and ought to be discouraged for that reason alone. My suggestion is that anyone subjected to one, who is later cleared or has the case dropped, should be allowed to remove the District Attorney’s pants in public.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 7:12:26 AM PDT by Grut
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At one time everyone arrested in New York City was brought to a facility in downtown Manhattan called Central Booking. It was attached to the old “Tombs” prison and the name ‘perp walk’ came about when every morning people arrested the night (or day) before were unloaded from paddy wagons and marched into that facility for questioning, fingerprinting and mug shots. Today it’s all different.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 7:16:07 AM PDT by Larry381 (If in doubt, shoot it in the head and drop it in the ocean!)
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