Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Weirdness decried

Post editorial: "Time for DA to show cards." They're not to the Peter Boylesian point of saying the case is screwed, but they do point out the obvious:
The Karr episode has been off-key from the start. Though his custody has been a public spectacle, the reasons are shrouded in mystery. Just how much was done to check the validity of his confession? As The Denver Post's Kirk Mitchell reported Sunday, Lacy convinced a judge to sign an arrest warrant before she took some basic investigative steps.
After listing some of those steps, the Post says that

It is becoming quite clear that Lacy has a practical if not a legal obligation to justify the uproar she touched off when she enlisted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to bring Karr back from Thailand in such a public fashion . . . .

Lacy owes it to JonBenét's family. She owes it to Karr. And she owes it to everyone who believes in a fair and open criminal justice system. We hope she has solved this very gruesome murder. If Karr is simply playing a role, it's time to get him out of the spotlight.

But he likes it so much.

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