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  •  Your Kind Of Story Is Always Startling (4.00)
    Since much crime is a by-product of youth, from time to time you come upon the peaceful adult who confesses to a hell-bent youth. I work with someone in their late 20's who was charged as an adult as a teenager for a drive-by. Peaceful happy go lucky guy now. In the past I've worked with former bank robbers and so on. While age (or early death) does tend to reduce the crime rate as people get on in years, their experience in the justice system has  a lot to do with it. It would be nice before we move on to Phil Spector (Cable news execs are probably doing focus groups on the sustained interest in that one. I think the hair will keep people coming back day after day.) to have the issues you raised focused on. I'd like to think the public will grow tired of these circuses. That is foolish optimism though.  
    •  The public (4.00)
      will never grow tired of celebrity trials.  It's reality tv on steroids.

      I'm a Democrat because of my beliefs. Democrats believe in economic, social, and moral responsibility. Republicans take risks with our future.

      by Katydid on Tue Jun 14, 2005 at 10:25:29 AM PDT

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      •  Me personally, I like celebrity trials... (4.00)
        and think they deserve a lot of coverage...but that coverage should come mostly from E! or Entertainment Tonight and not CNN 24 hours a day. Maybe an hour a day from those channels. Let's not delude ourselves -- the MJ trial was extremely newsworthy.

        Fight terrorists wherever they be found/Well why you not bombin Tim McVeigh's hometown?? - Michael Franti

        by missreporter on Tue Jun 14, 2005 at 12:54:57 PM PDT

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