No disrespect to the profession as I’m sure that sketching a murder trial isn’t the only thing you do. However, I must question the job at hand. The judge has ordered no cameras in the courtroom? Correct? So the alternative is to make a drawing of what is happening during the trial? Hmmm? What am I to gain from viewing a sketch that attempts to convey the drama inside a courtroom? Am I to say, “OOOhh, he looks guilty in that drawing.” Seriously, what is the point? If anyone can justify my tax dollars for this seemingly insignificant position I will draw a picture of me throwing dollar bills into the ocean because that is what it feels like when I see an artist rendered trial. On the other hand the artist has all the power. If that one image is all the public will see, think of the possibilities. If I’m the artist I can draw up anything I deem necessary. If I want him to look guilty I’ll just draw a picture of him picking his nose during the testimony from his girlfriend stating she was physically abused by him before he went on that killing spree. If I want him to be sympathetic I’ll have him sobbing during that same testimony. Anyway, it’s 2011 not 1811. Either videotape the trial or don’t show me it at all. And certainly don’t make me pay for it.