Can you hear justice now?

posted by
July 10, 2011
The American Prospect
by Jennifer Mascia  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Imagine for a moment that O.J. Simpson hadn’t penned a suicide note and hightailed it to the Tijuana border with a passport, a fake beard, and a map of Mexico as newscopters swirled above his head. Or that Susan Smith hadn’t shed crocodile tears on national television while falsely accusing a black man of kidnapping her young sons. Or that Rodney King hadn’t been beaten by officers on a videotape that was soon part of every newscast around the country. This Bizarro World may be difficult to conjure ... but sequestered juries, such as the one that decided the case of Casey Anthony, a Florida mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, are routinely asked to discount sometimes ubiquitous pre-trial publicity in high-profile trials." (07/08/11)  

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