TV in courtrooms

By Christopher B. Daly

Here’s another reason to put TV cameras in federal courtrooms: There are people who need convincing that the Boston Marathon bombing actually happened. Some folks apparently think the whole thing was a hoax, or a secret mission by U.S. Special Ops, or maybe it was a joint Pope/IMF/Mossad operation? In any case, a televised trial will demonstrate that there is, in fact, plenty of evidence to convict the surviving Tsarnaev brother and that in the U.S., even rotten bastards who don’t deserve it get a fair trial. According to today’s Boston Globe, there are a sizable number of people around the world who think that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is either innocent or cute, or both. 

Without video, any trial will involve sketch artists trying to capture the likeness of Tsarnaev in chalk. Now, what is the argument for that?

Dhozhkar Tsarnaev in a police photo at his arrest. His forehead is lit up by laser sights on sniper rifles.

Dhozhkar Tsarnaev in a police photo at his arrest. His forehead is lit up by laser sights from several sniper rifles trained on him.

 

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One response to “TV in courtrooms

  1. David

    I favor tv in courtrooms, but it would not solve this problem, any more than it would convince people 9/11 was not an inside job; the moon landing not a fake; and OJ, Oswald and James Earl Ray all guilty.

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