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 them to be photographed or recorded on video. ("Perp" is 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 To force an arrested suspect to perform such a public walk. Sometimes hyphenated. 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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U-Haul trucks full of bad behavior and messy goodbyes, in "The Perp Wak" the check is always in the mail but somehow never arrives, and honor is more than a certificate--it's something we strive for, even while doing our own various perp walks through life.
Prosecutors justify the perp walk as a legitimate exercise of discretion to (1) deter others from committing crimes; (2) ameliorate public outrage at the defendant's alleged conduct; (3) '"encourage guilty pleas and cooperation'"; (4) '"induce victims and witnesses to come forward' with information"; (5) provide public access to the operation of the justice system; and (6) expose a suspect's physical condition to avert charges of physical abuse.
Nobody is saying that disappointing earnings, or aborted IPOs, or catastrophic mergers, or senior management doing the perp walk are cause to break out the Veuve Clicquot.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, known more or less affectionately as SOX, was more than a response to the parade of nice suits doing the perp walk night after night on the news.
The Prime Minister doing what the Americans call the "perp walk" - the ritual of the accused being made to parade in handcuffs in front of the massed ranks of the world's media?
But what the Republicans really want to do is take the Senate bill on a perp walk through the red states, relishing the catcalls denouncing it as ''amnesty'' and using the hearings to milk whatever anti-immigrant resentment they can find or drum up for the benefit of their candidates.
So deep that the best news the Republicans can look back on this fall was that their House majority Leader avoided a nationally televised perp walk by surrendering to Houston authorities on his own.
He pied not guilty, was handcuffed and paraded in front of reporters in the traditional perp walk. He then held a press conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Houston where he defended himself.
High-profile bankruptcies, such as Enron's, and the "perp walk" arrests of corporate officers have been most prominent, but attention also has been given to the practice of purchasing so-called janitors insurance on rank-and-file workers.
THESE DAYS IT SEEMS one can hardly pick up a newspaper or click onto CNN without seeing a white-collar "perp walk" or a new report on a financial fiasco.
The "perp walk"--as it is popularly known--is a widespread police practice ...
Seeing the producer's perp walk and mug shot was emotional for the Time's Up advocate, who has alleged that Weinstein harassed her on two occasions and believes rebuffing him damaged her career.
Strauss-Kahn's lawyers complained that the perp walk was unfair.
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A New York City councilman, troubled by images of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and other criminal suspects being paraded by law enforcement officials, has proposed legislation to ban the 'perp walk'.