Thick-framed ‘hipster’ eyewear new trend for defendants on trial
Next time you want to work the innocent look, take a page from a few guys on trial and wear a pair of trendy non-prescription black frames.
According to The Washington Post, when five men on trial for a series of 2010 D.C. killings pulled the move — à la Clark Kent — on Feb. 21, prosecutors claimed it was an attempt to gain the jury’s sympathy.
Prosecutors asked a witness if the gentlemen on trial usually sported the glasses. The witness said they did not. One prosecutor compared the glasses to masks, saying, “They’re designed to confuse the witness and influence the jury.”