The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 August 2004

Fears on trial (part two)

The first part is here.

Daniel Fears goes to trial on the 13th of September, and his defense team, from a firm which unabashedly promotes itself as specializing in "press-intensive" cases, will most likely try to demonstrate that young Mr Fears is utterly lacking in mens rea. Local prosecutors will have less razzle-dazzle at their disposal, which in a Court TV world might put them at some sort of disadvantage; however, I have to wonder just how much a jury of small-town Oklahomans is likely to be impressed by a passel of city slickers from Tulsa. Even as the population of the state gradually shifts toward the cities, the rural/urban disconnect remains very real, and it could conceivably work against the defense.

Maybe. We shall see.

Posted at 7:16 PM to Soonerland

Here, Here! Well said. RN

Posted by: Roger Nix at 8:31 AM on 27 August 2004