Transport: Judges and Radio

For many years the question of whether traffic court proceedings should be broadcast has been hotly debated. Last week, speaking against the practice before the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee, Municipal Judge Edward B. Casey presented some pertinent figures: In one court, of those tried when proceedings were not broadcast, 31.6% were convicted. Of those tried during broadcasts, 87.5% were convicted. Average fine when there was no broadcast was $10.63, but when the judge had the world listening in, average fines were $36.25.


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