Do you agree with the Perp walk

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    There seems to be this unique situation in the US where famous/nortorious people who are arrested are paraded in front of the media even before they have appeared in court or been found guilty of anything.

    Is this a political thing (ie the police chief of DA throwing their weight around)?
    A New York thing (if appears that is the only place I've seen it happen)?

    The reason I ask, is because a lot of Americans are into personal freedom and due process etc, innocent until proven guilty, yet - and let's not pretend otherwise - this is nothing more than trying to undermine those arrested, or embarrass them.

    I ask this because this is what happened to Strauss-Kahn and all charges have been dropped.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I agree with the perp walk.

    It's a very American thing.
     
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    It's just not true. Nobody is paraded.
     
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    Yeah they are. Russell Crowe was for thowing a phone and DSK was as mentioned...
     
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    It would kind of be a compliment. Who wouldn't want to be famous or notorious?... as opposed to us average shlubs.
     
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    Yeah, but to me it's just the local law enforcement show boating. I'd sue NY city for personal injury if I was strauss-khan
     
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    Look at us, we are the state, we have this power, no one is beyond our grasp.
     
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    Exactly....
     
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    Was Lee Harvey Oswald the first perp walk?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xU7Lhd7Wwo&feature=related]Lee Harvey Oswald Assassination - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Not that I "agree" with such scrutiny but being subject to public scrutiny is NOT the same as being subject to The State.
     

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