When they are not inside the courtroom attending the trial of the man accused of killing one of their famous Five, the Jackson family, with all the majesty of royalty, are escorted every step of the way through the thronging crowd of supporters and hangers-on.
The family, which has never been at a loss for attention -- wanted or not -- seems to enjoy the affection. They willingly extend hands for handshakes or smile when addressed by name, reports Fox News.
The spectacle happens four times each day, as the family emerges from a secure door next to the men’s bathroom.
Deputies block the hallway and instruct everyone to move aside as the family travels the couple of hundred feet to the courtroom door.
Anyone who enters the building and passes through two security checkpoints can witness the drama, which plays out each morning and afternoon following lunch.
Reporters covering the trial are also forced to watch the arrivals, as they’re prohibited from entering Judge Michael Pastor’s courtroom until the Jacksons have passed by.
Photos are strictly prohibited. Signs are posted up and down the hallway expressly prohibiting any photography, especially from cellphones.