Is this a story about police overreaching? Or is it a story about the horny idiocy of young men, one in particular, who are so stupid that they can be taken in by an internet photo of a pretty girl? Could it be a story about the internet becoming a virtual Oceania, where Google and Facebook replace the Telescreen? Or more prosaically, is it a story about the incompetence of criminal defense lawyers? If I'd been Adam Bauer's lawyer, I'd have forced the state to try this case, though I'm not a criminal attorney. (My trial experience comes from insurance defense, but that would be enough to get the charges against Bauer dismissed.) Or is it a cautionary tale about the foolishness of laypeople who represent themselves in court?
Am I missing something? Could it be all of these, and more?