'Judge as educator' takes criminal presentation to community club
On a recent morning in Jefferson City, an individual stood before a judge and entered a plea of guilty. In and of itself, this was hardly a noteworthy event. What makes this case unique is that it took place in a supermarket rather than a courthouse, the judge involved was Patricia Breckenridge of the Supreme Court of Missouri, and the person who "pleaded guilty" got in his car and drove away that morning.
These events were part of a mock criminal procedure presentation by Judge Breckenridge to members of the Rotary Club. In the interactive program, Judge Breckenridge took a mock guilty plea from a member of the club.... Read more»