Lance Ito

(Lance Allan Ito)

Lance Ito
Lance Ito
  • Born: August 2, 1950
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Judge

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Lance Allan Ito is a retired American judge best known for presiding over the O. J. Simpson murder case while on the bench of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He heard felony criminal cases at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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And if you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide, I think, a certain measure of truth from the public, and I think that's very important for the American public to know. Truth
And the American public was able to make up their own mind whether this verdict was a just verdict or not. So I think there's a lot of value in the public being able to see how the system works or doesn't work, so I think there's a definite value there. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I have not fully had the opportunity to evaluate the impact of cameras in the courtroom.
I know the pundits and the news media have carried a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom, and there's a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case. But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that. Time
If you have a camera in the courtroom, there's no filtering. What you see is what's there.
If you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide a certain measure of truth from the public. Truth
The American public got to see for themselves every day, all day, how this trial progressed. There's a lot of value in the public being able to see how the system works.
The problem with not having a camera is that one must trust the analysis of a reporter who's telling you what occurred in the courtroom. You have to take into consideration the filtering effect of that person's own biases. Trust
Whereas if you have a camera in the courtroom, there's no filtering. What you see is what's there.

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