In my mind the differences are based upon a difference in understanding of where "Freedom" comes from. For the French it is because the Government is there to grant it and protect it. For us it is inherent and we appoint a Government to protect it. As the article points out, the French system assumes that you can trust the Government to do right and protect the little guy. The US Government and its English Common Law heritage assumes that one has to be ever vigilant about the Government. Thus, we honor those barons who stood up to King John in
I would agree with the French that the Perp Walk is unnecessary and should be abolished.
UPDATE: My only excuse is I allowed myself to rush into posting this, so I could then clear mr car out of the way for my wife. Patrick has a very good sense of history. And thanks for catching my error.
Regards — Cliff