Thursday, March 10, 2011

Taping Trials

Marcelo Ebrard's announcement that his government will implement a plan to videotape all criminal trials in the DF is a direct consequence of the reaction to Presumed Guilty. It's a costly measure --roughly $1 billion-- but anything that could help shine a little light into Mexico's criminal justice system is commendable. Hopefully, the effort to improve judicial transparency doesn't fade after Presumed Guilty drifts from the public consciousness.

For more about the movie and the censorship effort surrounding it, Joshua Frens-String, Richard Grabman, and Burro all have had interesting commentary.

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