Friday, January 13, 2012

It is called a "Perp Walk."

Dear Ms. Sawyer,

It's called a Perp Walk, and you are not the first nor the last the suffer the indignity of it.

Wiki: "PERP WALK is a common custom of American law enforcement, the practice of taking an arrested suspect through a public place at some point after the arrest..."

Notice the words "common."

From my reading of mysteries, it's done for a variety of reasons. The shake the defendant so they might be more malable in questioning. Or to make an example of someone. Nothing like a fellow stockbroker or mortgage agent being hauled out of the office in front of other stockbrokers to make a point. Which happens all the time, right? Right? ......uh.......right?

I'll say no more, since she seems to sue anyone who mentions her name in public.

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