You were part of history today.
The news media had lobbied on your behalf for camera access to the courtroom, for the Travis Vader verdict.
Reporters virtually took themselves out of the picture and let you see first-hand how the judge entered two convictions of second-degree murder.
Had a reporter told the story, it would have been wrapped in in about 45 seconds, instead it was more than 45 minutes as you got to see exactly how that decision was made.
Too often in the past, you have asked me how judges in other cases could possibly have come to the decision they rendered. Now you know, what great care is taken to explain the decision.
As the verdict began, I had tweets from those calling it a waste of time and money, and predicting Vader would walk away a free man. They had no confidence he would be found guilty.
When the verdict was in, another tweeted that he expected an appeal and bail that would put Vader back on the street.
It’s great we live in a country that allows such freedom of expression about the courts, it’s also great that we have finally had the freedom of a camera in court.
Let me know what you think about doing it again.