Getting away with murder
Bryan A. Alexander
bnalexan at umich.edu
Wed Oct 4 08:03:20 MDT 1995
I'm with Adam, here. The Mumia case is clearly the trial of greater
importance for the left, clearly the one pushed to the background.
Personally, I was rather fascinated by the Long Island RRoad slaughter
trial for entertainment purposes, and with the World Trade Center etc
trial - which is almost exactly contemporaneous with OJ - because of its
very real political import. But, hey, who am I to argue with Hard Copy?
Department of English
University of Michigan
On Wed, 4 Oct 1995, Adam Bandt wrote:
> > <snip> Had he been an autoworker he would have been on death row
> > watching Gingrich and company push for laws to guarantee executions within
> > 17 days of sentencing.
> Perhaps the most apt comparison is with Mumia. Compare the media hype
> with the media dearth (or when, he's mentioned, vilification), and the
> indifference of the elected
> representatives with Clinton and others weighing in on the side of the FOP.
> Can we stop, however, with the silly 'justice is a commodity' line? While
> I can understand what people are driving at, it really is a rather absurd
> statement. If anyone disagrees, I'll back this point up.
> Adam Bandt
> Email: bandt at cleo.murdoch.edu.au
> WWW: http://cleo.murdoch.edu.au/~bandt
> Phone: 09 360 6038
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