As a former prosecutor, I have seen first-hand the critical importance of pursuing justice with no regard for special interests. That is because a district attorney should never play politics with people's lives. Charles Hynes clearly thinks differently.
The American justice system must not be sold to the highest bidder -- not to lobbyists, not to politicians, and certainly not to debt collectors. District attorneys can't continue to demean our institutions by renting out their letterhead.
We need to be concerned that without a dedicated identity theft unit, the Brooklyn DA is failing to arm his prosecutors with the most effective and advanced tools to take on the most widespread crimes of a modern age.
I am not a lawyer, although I have been admitted to many bars, but at the risk of being sentenced to life in prison for felonious stupidity, I decided to represent myself recently when I went to traffic court to fight a parking ticket.
William Landay has written a stunning novel and it is one that should draw attention to the possibilities it raises. In the next few weeks, Defending Jacob is the novel most readers are going to be discussing.
If you have been deceived or suffered injury, take advantage of the law that was enacted for your benefit. Not only will you be helping yourself, but your actions will assist law enforcement to punish and put the offender out of business.
Sadly, the killing of a young African-American man in the Bayview is not a rare occurrence. Now is the time for the City and the SFPD to shift the perspective on how to interact with low-income communities of color.
Recently the attention on pot and Prop 19 have overshadowed a huge Humboldt County legal battle, a landmark case, the outcome of which has far reaching implications in the healthcare field and for senior citizens.