CNN and Court TV are airing a hearing for one of the suspects, Reade Seligmann. Right now, they're discussing evidence and access to evidence.
The judge, to his credit, seems to be no-nonsense without grandstanding. I hope he can keep things under control.
I think it's odd that both the D.A. and the judge in this case have such thick, Southern accents. It makes it much easier to frame this case as a "Southern" issue, which I don't think it is.
Durham is a very un-Southern town. Very few people in the city sound Southern at all, and I think the city's race relations problems come much more from the fact that it's a race-obsessed, white-guilt-ridden, progressive, college town than from the fact that it's a Southern town.
After all, Duke is nicknamed the University of New Jersey at Durham.
Framing this as a "Southern" problem is the easy way out for media outlets, and doesn't take the real nature of Durham into account.