The original purpose for creating Erik Publishing was to publish DON’T GET ARRESTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA, which was the story of my defense of a client who was improperly charged with involvement in a man’s death, and the resulting cover-up by law enforcement and prosecution. The book was published in the spring of 2008, and since the publication, this book was adapted into a screenplay, and registered with the Writers Guild West.
Two more books have been completed, and were published in August, 2017; INCEST WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FAMILY is a look at the five entities involved in the criminal justice system, and YEAH, MY DOG DID THAT, TOO is a fun loving retrospective of a dog who not only accompanied the author on five undercover operations, but was a part of the lives of other people and other dogs.
The latest book was published in February 2018, and it title Friendly Fire at the Veterans Hospital. This book is the story of a brave woman sacrifice her career and health to save Veterans from malpractice in the radiation department in the Long Beach VA Hospital. After she contacted me to write the story, I sent correspondence to agencies who were mandated to listen to her, and I facilitated her direct communication with the Chief of Staff of the Department of Veteran Affairs. The conspiracy was confirmed.
After having written four books, and having performed the formatting and book cover creation myself for the last three, I have a bit of experience in publishing which I will share with others. I have relied upon the advice and opinion of a publisher (Dianne Helm) and my son (Capt. Joe T. Simms, USAF), I have been able to write these books. I welcome contact from anyone who wants to have a story written. Many hours of anxiety will be saved if you contact me. There is a reason editors, book designers, formatters, and cover creators charge big bucks. I look forward to hearing from the next aspiring writer .
In the fall of 1983, Simms was hired as a private investigator with the Columbia Detective Agency specializing in missing persons. In the spring of 1984, Simms traveled to San Francisco to investigate the disappearance of a young man. Simms found that the man’s identification had been being used to obtain money, but the missing man had not made contact with any family members. It was learned that the young man had died of “unknown causes,” one of only 9 cases that year in San Francisco. It was then determined that this was the beginning of the revelation of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.
Later that year, he created J.B. Simms Investigations and continued to do missing person work, reuniting many adoptees with their biological parents.
For 20 years as a licensed private investigator, Simms worked with a number of attorneys and provided consult on numerous criminal and civil cases.
During this time one of his clients, Charles Outlaw, was accused with involvement in a fatal hit and run accident. Three years later, the case ended with the dismissal of felony charges against his client. This case is the inspiration behind Simms’ first book, outlining three years of criminal activity committed not by the defendant, but by those involved in attempting to protect the guilty.
Don’t Get Arrested in South Carolina is the story of the attempts by the South Carolina legal system to force a man to lie under oath and to cover up their activity by dismissing false charges against the defendant.
There will always be corruption. Simms’ hope is that there will be fewer victims if the subjects knew what to do when they are attacked by the system. This is his motivation for writing his first book.
J.B. Simms has participated in investigations which have appeared on Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer, and Dateline NBC.
Our second book, Yeah, My Dog Did That, Too, is a compilation of stories of our dog, Erik. Erik was with me during college, marriage, having a child (Joe), undercover drug operations, and was a constant companion and protector of Joe during Joe’s childhood. The title of the book is the common response given by a person when you tell a person a story about your dog.
The third book, Incest Within the Criminal Justice Family, is a book which explains the connection between the members of the “family” of the criminal justice system in the US: Prosecutor, Defendant, Defendant’s Attorney, Law Enforcement, and Bail Bondsman. During my experience as a private investigator and a bail bondsman, I had a front row seat to witness back room deals, injustice, the good and the bad. Sources for the book are from my person experience and information given to me by “family members,” including fugitives who I had arrested and former law enforcement officers.
Every young person should read this book before being involuntarily exposed to the criminal justice system.
Our fourth book, Friendly Fire at the Veterans Hospital, exposes the inappropriate care which was being given to the radiation Veteran patients, and those within the Veterans Administration who conspired to cover up the torture. During the Obama administration, no doctors, administrators, or members of investigative agencies could be held liable for harming patients and conspiring to hide the misdeeds. No one could lose their job, as they attacked the only person who was trying to protect the Veterans. Volumes of emails, documents, photographs, and interviews with current and former VA employees exposed the corruption of the VA, and the harm which was being experienced by Veteran patients.
At the Long Beach (CA) VA Hospital, Veteran patients were receiving harmful and inaccurate radiation treatments, thus the reference in the title to the book; the Veteran patients were receiving “friendly fire” by physicians who had no care or compassion for our Veteran patients. When the Chief Radiation Therapist reported the harm, she was attacked by members of the VA system, from the physicians, administration, and the Chief Radiation Therapist for the Veterans Administration. The Office of Inspector General, Office of Special Counsel participated in the corruption, and violated a confidential report source, which they solicited. The Office of Special Counsel admitted their failure, and refused to correct their misdeeds. The Equal Employment Office ignored the matter. The Chief of Staff for the VA pledged to investigate the matter, and did nothing.
The new administration is allowing the persons who attacked the Chief Radiation Therapists to be fired, but this protector experienced terror from those involved in the corruption, and the conspiracy to hide the “friendly fire.”
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