Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Perp walks

NPR's All Things Considered of July 7, 2011 has a news item entitled "Perp Walk: The History Of Parading Criminal Suspects". The most famous recent one was Dominique Strauss-Kahn's perp walk, but the tradition is much older. Perp is American slang for perpetrator.
4 min 11 sec, transcript available