HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed

  Here we are, in the middling-end of August, looking again at the shenanigans in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw. By now, nothing should surprise us, and yet it still manages to. The latest is the failure of the court clerk to file Holtzclaw's Motion and Amendment when it was 'tendered for filing'” leading to … Continue reading HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed

The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion

The case of The People of the State of New York vs Valentino Dixon comes across as bad Hollywood screenwriting rather than an actual case making its way through our criminal justice system. So many things in this case beggar belief that it's difficult to know where to begin. There are certain points that are … Continue reading The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion

Daniel Holtzclaw Speaks Out

Author's Note: I had originally decided to hold this article for various reasons. However, I do feel that any coverage that can bring awareness is a good thing, so I am releasing it a week after it was originally written. I attempted to update, but pardon any discrepancies I might have missed. Faithful followers of … Continue reading Daniel Holtzclaw Speaks Out

The Sins Of The Father

Tomorrow, on April 24, 20178, in a nondescript courtroom in Springfield Ohio, a young man will discover his fate. It isn't a high profile case, and there will likely be no press coverage. Perhaps there should be, though. Richard Burks may lose the next 4 ½ years of his life, and the question really is … Continue reading The Sins Of The Father

Is The Future of District Attorneys Larry Krasner Shaped? The Week in Criminal Justice Reform.

Is the future of District Attorneys Larry Krasner shaped? Krasner has been making fast-work of living up to promises told before his November. 2017 election win. Krasner's 5 page memo—here—to his staff, detailing new policies, offers reform on a perhaps revolutionary scale. Time will tell, but the early signs are good. Maura Ewing of Slate … Continue reading Is The Future of District Attorneys Larry Krasner Shaped? The Week in Criminal Justice Reform.