Stott: Pros, cons of cameras in courtrooms
There has been no shortage of big news stories in the past few days. Superstorm Sandy has devastated the East Coast and President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continue to spar less than a week from the election, to name a few newsmakers.
But in the small town of Morrison, another event is making news. Cameras are being allowed in an Illinois courtroom for the first major case in the state, a murder trial. Last week marked the first televised trial in the state, that of a street shooting in Kankakee.
This experiment could become one of the most culturally significant changes to the Illinois justice system.
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