The MAGA universe now embraces politics, religion and rock and roll. For celebrity-craving narcissists, the appeal is immense and immediate.
JeJuan Cooks has spent the past thirteen years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. The jury that convicted him weren’t sure of the appropriate sentence: should it be 99 years or life in prison? Effectively, it makes little difference. Barring some dramatic development, Mr. Cooks will be an old man when he next sets foot in the free world.
And the only person who can help JeJuan Cooks is the man who put him in prison, Chris White.
For those who grew up listening to Matthew and Luke’s versions of the Christmas story in King James English, Christmas Eve services can be a jarring experience. This is particularly true if, like me, these familiar words have been reinforced over the course of a … Continue reading I am King James Only (at least on Christmas eve)
Introduction Friends of Justice, the organization I lead, has been in existence for twenty-two years. In that time, I have never attempted to compress the full scope of our work into one presentation. But I’m going to try it today. Or, I will come as … Continue reading The Work of Friends of Justice: An Introduction
Whenever an American jury convicts an innocent person, we want to know how twelve intelligent, well-intentioned people got things so wrong. In retrospect, jurors often appear biased, or foolish, or asleep at the switch. But there is a very good reason why jurors drop the … Continue reading The Juror’s Dilemma: probing the wrongful conviction of David Black
Dana Loesch may be best known as the former mouthpiece of the National Rifle Association. She now has her own talk radio program. Here’s her reaction to the allegation that abortion foe Herschel Walker paid to have his girlfriend abort her baby: “These four words, … Continue reading Herschel Walker and the Hollow Men
Kenneth Whitted is now an aspiring actor and screenwriter in sunny California, but for most of his career he worked as a federal prosecutor. Most of his best work was in narcotics cases. A few months ago, I contacted Whitted with questions about the David … Continue reading Please Lie to Me: The David Black Story (Part 5)
David Black has now spent a full quarter century in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. On a cool Sunday afternoon in February of 1997, an elderly Chinese-American woman was gunned down on the 400 block of K Street in Washington DC. … Continue reading The David Black Story: An Introduction
This is the fourth segment of the David Black Story. Please check out segments one, two, and three before continuing. Hours after Alice Chow was pronounced dead at Howard University Hospital, Jeff Mayberry and Joe Fox, homicide detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department, came knocking … Continue reading Gaslighting: The David Black Story (part four)
Joseph Fox probably didn’t utter a syllable of that message. He didn’t have to. It might as well have been chiseled into the wall behind him.