RARA-AVIS: Re: Lehane and Pelecanos

From: foxbrick ( foxbrick@yahoo.com)
Date: 10 Mar 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "capnbob@..." <capnbob@...> wrote:
> I was listening to a call-in radio show Sunday morning on my way
to work and the guest was Dennis
> Lahane. He, along with George Pelecanos and about five other
writers had announced they would never
> find anyone guilty of a drug charge of any kind if they were
empaneled on a jury. Sounds like a
> ploy to get out of jury duty, but they're serious.

I'm not sure that I blame them. I've not been empaneled several times since I won't give anyone the death penalty, and I have sympathy for this line of reasoning as well...even if it is a Capone on tax evasion kind of situation, this is not how to deal with the problem of addiction or recreational pharma.

But this is at least a step away from dealing with the literature, and I'd hate to see us find a new way to encourage the namecallers to namecall.

Todd Mason

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