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Shannon Johnson Reports - Jonesboro, AR

Blind Justice ?

March 8, 2005 -- Posted at 10:37 p.m. CST

Jonesboro, AR - Tuesday night ABC aired its new police drama " Blind Justice". The show centers around a New York detective who decides to remain on the job after being blinded by a gunshot wound . Some say this could never happen but, others see things differently.

Could a visually impaired person investigate crimes. Is this show far fetched? Not according to Dr. Jenifer Mason with ASU Disability Services.

"People with disabilities have to find unique ways to do a jobs," said Mason.

That unique way could bring certain details to light that sighted people often overlook. For example a person who's visually impaired usually has very strong listening skills. They could be an asset when it comes to listening to testimony.

Arkansas State Police say that the "Blind Justice" show wouldn't work here in real life. Anyone who applies for a job as a law enforcement officer is required to pass a vision test.

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