Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a high-profile trial? Do you know how that affects you?
I'll be talking about that and how the news media shape people's opinions and affect access to the courts on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Cudahy Family Library. My comments will be based on my recently published book Anatomy of a Trial, which is based on myths and distortions of the 1995 Simpson trial that became cemented as fact in the American psyche, and the fallout that continues to this day.
Although the book includes media-related legal issues, it is chock full off the radar antics that translated into people's diminished respect for both the news media and judges.
The Cudahy Library is next to the Patrick Cudahy meat packing plant just west of Packard Avenue at 3500 Library Drive. Hope you can make it. It would be great to see you there.