I’m not sure my point in writing this. I guess I just want to make sure I’m not alone. Has anyone else heard too many details in the Michael Jackson and Petit Family murder stories?
I was watching CNN two Saturday’s ago. Fredericka Whitfield (WTNH alumni) intro’ed a package on the Petit Family Cheshire home invasion. Because it was a national audience the reporter went into voluminous detail setting up the story.
I didn’t get much more than a minute into the retelling before I changed channels. I couldn’t take any more.
It is still difficult for me to comprehend the horrendously depraved acts that took place that day. I wonder if our justice system was formulated with the thought this type of criminal act could exist?
Two nights ago as I drove home listening to the World Service of the BBC (via Connecticut Public Radio) they presented a story on the Michael Jackson/Conrad Murray trial. I listened to a few seconds of Jackson’s slurred, drugged out voice before looking for some music.
This is what $150,000 per month buys? You get propofol and your physician gives up any claim to having a soul.
I found listening just too painful. It felt as if I was being asked to watch a ‘snuff film.’ No!
I’m a believer in cameras in the courtroom and a free and open press. That doesn’t mean I want to always see what’s going on.