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Savvy defense attorney Kevin Donahue, who’s practiced almost thirty years in the Democratic stronghold of Los Angeles County, is still puzzled from time to time by the implacable attitudes of prosecutors he faces, and he’s not afraid to say so. I asked him to name an instance that particularly...
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http://www.amazon.com/Sick-Justice-Inside-American-Gulag/dp/1612344879/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377385949&sr=1-2 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sick-justice-ivan-g-goldman/1113838487?ean=9781612344874    
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Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that he will ease off on some of the outrageously punitive components of the federal criminal justice system, and that’s an excellent move in the right direction. But it won’t help people like Atiba Parker who are lost in the vastness of state Gulags...
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I'm getting marketing action from the publisher. Things are looking up for Sick Justice: Inside the American Gulag (Potomac, June, 2013).  http://www.amazon.com/Sick-Justice-Inside-American-Gulag/dp/1612344879/ref=la_B000APTJ4S_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1369594261&sr=1-6
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CHAPTER 1: THE MOSTLY INVISIBLE CATASTROPHE BRENDA VALENCIA, A NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD WITH NO HISTORY OF DRUG USE or criminal behavior, made a terrible mistake in 1991. She gave a ride to her roommate’s stepmother, a cocaine dealer. She drove the woman to the West Palm Beach, Florida, home of a man...
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[Spoiler Alert] Aside from the death of George and Lennie's dream to own a small farm, there are five terminations of physical life  in John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men. The deaths of a mouse, an old dog and a puppy foreshadow what happens to the humans. Much can be learned by...
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On 5 July I am to be guest crime author at the annual conference of the British Society of Criminology taking place at the University of Portsmouth, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, (ICJS). I'll be appearning on a panel on the afternoon of 5 July with my fellow crime writers, Graham Hurley...
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            When I went over the facts of Anthony Fletcher’s case with a savvy retired detective, he told me this looked very much like what racist authorities secretly label an “NHI” case. “Non-human involvement,” he explained. “Black on black crime.” Police and...
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As a young teenager Lateefah seemed to be going nowhere. She dropped out of school and was on probation for shoplifting. Then someone offered her a different path. She changed directions and at 19 she took over a women's center helped women and girls find hope. Read this MacArthur Foundation Genus...
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Imagine a young girl that has been abandoned early on by her biological mother and grandmother — who both share a history of emotional instability (including drug and alcohol abuse) and several generations of suicidal behavior. In spite of being adopted and nurtured by a loving family, by her teen...