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The Paradox of the Perp Walk, Or the Indiscreet Charms of the Haute-Bourgeoisie

July 13, 2009 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Anyone who watches TV knows the "perp walk." I first heard of it in 2002, when a former U.S. attorney general described it to me. He explained that when a state attorney arrested a member of the executive class, he made sure to bring metal handcuffs...

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