from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The deliberate escorting of an arrested suspect by police in front of reporters and television cameras, especially as a means of pressuring or humiliating the suspect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The intentional public display before news cameras of someone in police custody, especially someone famous or notorious, for the purpose of satisfying public interest, demonstrating the authorities' effectiveness, or shaming the person.


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