Sep 28, 2022 • 21M
Notes on Shkreli trial stuff
These is additional commentary for paying subscribers touching on some issues raised in Chapter 7 of SMIRK, which focuses on the criminal trial against Martin Shkreli.
My experiences uncovering the story of, and falling in love with, Martin Shkreli.
A lot of people ask me if Martin Shkreli got a “fair” trial. The answer to that question is complicated. Plenty of forces conspire to make trials unfair at both ends of the spectrum: both for wealthy, high-profile defendants like Martin and for the many, many Black, Brown and poor people churned through the legal system who get much less attention in the press.
These notes touch on these recent SMIRK sections:
Chapter 7, Part 1: The Right to a Fair Trial
Chapter 7, Part 2: The Bonfire of the Shkrelanities
Chapter 7, Part 4: An Avalanche of Evidence vs. a Bag of Ruffles
Thanks for reading and listening to SMIRK! More sections will be posted soon.