DON’T GET ARRESTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Independent Publisher Book Awards 2009 Bronze Medal Winner
2009 Irwin Award Winner-Book Publishers of Southern California
In September, 2000, a prominent Columbia dentist was killed while riding his bicycle at 5:45 a.m. on a quiet road in the South Carolina capital city. The police quickly fabricated a story for the press, but an unexpected witness approached the wife of the deceased and created havoc for the authorities.
This is the story of how law enforcement, prosecutors, attorneys, judges (including a former SC Supreme Court Chief Justice), committed criminal acts as they coerced, threatened and intimidated an innocent man. Once the initial suspect was found to be a former law enforcement officer, the cover-up ensued. The cover-up continued to the SC Supreme Court Disciplinary Committee, where reports of malpractice against all attorneys were ignored.
This story is also one of betrayal by five attorneys for the defendant, attempts by attorneys to have the defendant sign false documents (suborning perjury, a crime), contaminating evidence, and refusal to release subpoenaed documents and statements written by law enforcement. This story is made possible by the private investigator, J.B. Simms, who stood alongside his client to fight the corrupt and criminal public officials, ultimately sacrificing his professional career in the process.
Don’t Get Arrested in South Carolina is not only a lesson in perseverance; it shows each step of the criminal justice system, from the scene of the crime, the arrest, the criminal acts committed by the public officials, plea agreements, bail bonding, and how public officials control the media. This story is a blueprint of public corruption, and could be replicated in all communities unless there are persons to make a stand.
Yeah, My Dog Did That, Too
Erik’s Adventures, reminding you of your dog’s mischief,
and why we love our dogs
This is a book of stories of our dog, Erik. Erik was with us from college, marriage, moving, the birth of our son Joe, accompanying me on undercover operations, and being the protector of Joe while Joe was young. These are stories which will remind you why you have had a dog; the joy, the aggravation, the pride, and the tears. The book is great for all ages.
Incest Within the Criminal Justice Family
- The True Relationship Among Prosecutors, Defendants, Law Enforcement, Defense Attorneys, and Bail Bondsman
Our criminal justice system is not broken. Our criminal justice system works; but the way it works is a family secret, known only to those in the family but not discussed publicly, as is incest within a family. The family members are: prosecutor, defendant, defense attorney, law enforcement, and bail bondsman.
The criminal justice system has one focus: crime and profit. Crime pays and all the family members benefit. The “pay” is either monetary or career advancement. This book details the responsibilities of each family member and the relationships. Exposing secrets which are hidden before an arrest can prove collaboration between the prosecutor and law enforcement. The other three family members appear after the warrant is issued, and that is when the “system” begins.
This book is not about law enforcement responding to a call, or dealing with criminals in the street. Much attention has been given to the presence of law enforcement in localities, stating that the law enforcement is overbearing. If someone throws a brick at a cop, injures a cop, and destroys private and public property, that person needs to be arrested and given a small bag of ice to put on that bump on his head that he should receive upon entering the police cage.
This book exposes the corruption that occurs after the arrest of most crimes which were not witnessed by law enforcement.
The five members of the criminal justice family are addressed, as well as their interaction with one another. You will read opinions from the Supreme Court, as well as other well known judges.