perp walk


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perp walk

1. noun The forced walking of an arrested suspect or alleged criminal through a public space so as to allow him or her to be photographed or recorded on video. ("Perp" being short for perpetrator.) The photographers crowded the courtroom steps, eager to get a shot of the billionaire con artist as he began his perp walk.
2. verb (sometimes hyphenated) To force an arrested suspect to perform such a public walk. Police officers perp walked the actor through the crowd after he was arrested for allegedly beating up a reporter.
See also: perp, walk
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Yet the perp walk places the accused in both a physical and legal position that appears to belie that claim.
Strauss-Kahn's lawyers complained that the perp walk was unfair.
Given the number of very expensive suits we have seen executing the perp walk on the news, it behooves those of us not presently in handcuffs to study the successes and failures of UK and US companies that have had some sort of impact, good and bad, on how both companies conduct themselves.
They used a picture of a brother that was taken two years earlier," says Pat, to which Neff adds: "But nobody noticed because it was just another brother doing the perp walk.
Answering questions during the perp walk is not a controlled environment.
Yes, there is something psychological about seeing some CEOs and top corporate execs doing the perp walk.
But if you don't want to do the perp walk, don't do the crime," he told reporters.
No one at Enron ever had to do a perp walk," says one agitated cable insider.
It was a sun-roasted Southern California Sunday afternoon for the annual perp walk known as the red carpet arrival area for the Emmys, the ``We Try Harder'' award show for the Avis of entertainment media, television.
Lately, all they've seen is chief executives doing the perp walk.
A federal judge in New York declared the perp walk unconstitutional and the nation's top court questioned whether law enforcement agents should allow reporters and photographers to accompany them when they enter a residence.
We think the more proper reaction is indignation -- and a demand that the perp walk march again.
Although I doubt there will be any perp walks, I do have some ideas about how to proceed.
During his seven-year tenure as a federal prosecutor, Christie became infamous for his perp walks, parading dozens of corrupt politicians in front of the cameras to show off his tough-on-crime credentials.
Some of us, especially those of younger generations, have grown jaded after all the perp walks of the "business leaders" of Adelphia, Tyco, Enron, and other unceremonious ousters.