March 27, 2010

This DA’s a Mensch

The DA on the case transmits the Offer from his Boss, the Supervisor. For all 5 robberies with a gun and my guy’s prior convictions: 19 years in State Prison.

solomon2This sounds about right. We don’t have a defense. My guy’s been id’d by just about everybody including his girlfriend for robbing a bunch of cabbies and even a guy waiting for a bus. Just to get some cash so he can get high again. He’s a 50 year old heroin addict schnook, who looks 80, a very nice guy when he’s not high, who has spent half his life in prison. He really just wants to go back home to the joint.

My guy’s gonna take the 19 years. But before we get in front of the judge the DA says – “Wait, don’t take the deal.” I go, what? “If we go to trial all your guy has to do is get up on the stand and testify how it was a bb gun not a real gun. We’re not going to be able to prove the gun. Hold out for something better.”

And the next month the DA comes back with a new Offer from his Boss, the Supervisor. 10 years. Which my guy takes.


  1. this is pretty amazing. Whose side is anybody on?

    I wrote seventy-five essays on a design for an intentional community of of the grid. One of the essays is entitled “towards an alternative justice system.” Wanna see it, Murray? It’s pretty radical. But shows where I am at with all this stu8ff.

    But I’m not on the front lines. I don’t know how you can stand it!


    Comment by Peter Light — August 1, 2010 @ 1:34 am

  2. love to see it peter light – send it to

    Comment by Murray — August 6, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

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