Perp Walks: When Police Roll Out the Blue Carpet
- Bonnie Bertram
What happens when the police roll out the ‘blue carpet’? We take a look at the modern history of perp walks – the practice of parading the accused before a well choreographed media scrum. The ritual is the bane of criminal defense attorneys, but a boon for journalists and tabloid photographers, and there are no signs it will be disappearing anytime soon.