While we wait for the verdict, and since the list of comments on Day 10 is getting too long to scroll through, I’ll ask a few questions.
Of course, the consequences of the verdict will be life changing for Ryan Frederick, but what would be the consequences for the citizens of Chesapeake in general of a conviction for Capital, First, or Second Degree Murder?
For a Conviction for Manslaughter?
For an Acquittal?
I would suggest that an acquittal would result in a drastic change in the leadership and procedures in the Chesapeake Police force, but a Murder conviction would be seen as an endorsement of current policy.
I’m not sure a manslaughter conviction would satisfy anybody.
So, have any lessons been learned?
Will anybody but Frederick accept any responsibility?