“If we bulk up security around him, then he looks dangerous.”
The alleged Aurora shooter’s attorney’s filed a motion to reduce the number of deputies that are present in the court room. Currently 8 deputies stand guard when court is in session. Usually, courtrooms only have 1 deputy on guard. This number increases when you have risky defendants such as large, violent types, or gang members. The violent types can do damage even when shackled and a single deputy can’t necessarily control the situation. Gang members have a packed court room of “visitors” and are a target for assassination.
So ask yourself why a man accused of a non-gang related shooting and who is always in restraints needs 8x as many guards as the ordinary murder defendant.
The government does not play fair. Keep that in mind.