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Friday, November 13, 2009

Defense believes parading defendents in handcuffs "mindless, even medieval cruelty"

Okay, should those those accused of white collar crimes be treated different than those accused of other felonies?

The way defendants in a case of alleged corruption in the Pennsylvania Legislature has raised the ire of a defense attorney. Attorney Joshua Lock, of Harrisburg claims the defendants were subjected to “mindless, even medieval cruelty “ by the prosecution.

The offending action: Parading defendants in handcuffs past the media.

Senior Deputy Attorney General K. Kenneth Brown II defended the action saying: "A felony is a felony, and if it is a felony, you get cuffed. The law makes no distinction for white collar crimes, and neither do we."

| Bob Cronkleton

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