Walk of shame?

The Strauss-Kahn case and the debate over perp walks.

, The National Law Journal


One image of Strauss-Kahn is likely to endure: that of the perp walk. In his home country, where the press is prohibited from publishing photos of defendants in handcuffs unless the person is convicted, the image triggered outrage. Are the French right? Has this Ameri­can tradition gone too far?

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  • Steve Grafman

    Excellent article--but yet another aspect--the government picks and chooses when to have a perp--e.g Skilling and Lay of Enron noteriety gets a perp walk; Martha Stewart did not; Senator Stevens did not--Why? because the government wanted to show off that it got the "bad guys" but with Martha Stewart could be a backlash of her being dragged off to jail, and certainly did not want to engender any sympathy for a plus 80 year old President Pro Tem of the Senate-- Government conduct stinks and is offensive in the extreme.

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