Criminal Justice Book Review
This criminal justice book review contains reviews of DON’T GET ARRESTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA by professors, scholars and writers
Sharyn C. Blumenthal
Former Chair and Currently Professor of Film & Electronic Arts
California State University, Long Beach
J.B. Simms’s book, Don’t Get Arrested in South Carolina is a must read for every American. If you still believe that truth and justice reign supreme in America’s criminal justice system, in this account, Simms makes an airtight cse for reconsidering that opinion.
He lays out the myriad of lies associated with a real criminal case, as seen through the eyes of an experienced private investigator, the author himself. He has documented how the needs, agendas and sheer power of law enforcement officers, lawyers and judges allow them to work in collusion to pin a rap on the ‘wrong man’.
They change statements of witnesses, the alibies of the accuesed, the personal character and integrity of the victim and literally step over every moral and legal boundry as outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
Barbara A. Oakley, Ph.D., P.E.
Fellow of the American Institution of Medical and Biological Engineers Author of the critically acclaimed Evil Genes.
J.B. Simms’s detailed account of the outright malevolence of certain highly placed, well respected public officials falls right in line with what modern neuroscientific results are telling us.
Some powerful people are, unfortunately, wired to act in deceitful, manipulative, and self serving ways. Charles Outlaw’s story could have happened to any one of us- Jim Simms deserves a national award for bringing this horrific abuse to light”.
Dr. Geoff Alpert
Former Professor of Criminology, University of South Carolina
J.B. Simms presents a dark side of criminal justice. He tells a dismal tale of the politics of justice in Richland County, South Carolina and the questionable outcome of one controversial case.
Dr. Harry Sunshine was a popular and respected juvenile dentist in Columbia, SC . What is known, and accepted is that Dr. Sunshine was riding his bicycle early on September 30, 2000 and was struck and killed by a motorist who fled the scene.
What is not known, according to Mr. Simms, is why the justice system failed the Sunshine family and the citizens of Columbia, South Carolina.
Dr. Alpert is a nationally recognized expert on police violence, pursuit driving and training. He teaches courses in research methods at the University of South Carolina.
World Affairs Brief
This book is a real-life Perry Mason thriller, with investigator Paul Drake as the hero – but sadly, no attorney had the moral honest to fight for what the investigator found out: that the Columbia SC establishment was out to frame an innocent man.
It’s a must read for any citizen interested in understanding how people within the law enforcement establishment get corrupted by pressure from those in authority above them, trying to protect friends or business associates who commit crimes. there is partial evidence it happens in all large American cities but in this case there is proof.
Private investigator/author J.B. Simms documents everything meticulously, and the reader yearns for justice with every attempt of the police, Highway Patrol, judges, and even prison wardens to keep him from uncovering the connections between officials obstructing justice and the real perpetrators.
Worse, he documents how the local Powers That Be can get to any defense attorney and most witnesses and threaten them into silence and non-action, in effect, denying justice to the accused-especially when provided a controlled “public defender”.
Even the local media is complicit in this conspiracy to cover-up. They spike the story whenever they get that proverbial “phone all in the night” warning them not to give this story any press. Americans tend to trust the justice system, but this book will make them see things in a different light. This story needs to be told. Highly recommended.”
Joel Skousen is the editor of World Affairs Brief and has been guest host of George Noory’s Coast to Coast radio show.
The Good Fight: New Book Lays Out Prosecutorial Corruption
Anyone who has lived in South Carolina long enough has seen the power of corrupt police and prosecutors. Now there is a new book that lays out what author J.B. “Jim” Simms considers a classic case of police and prosecutors colluding to convict an innocent man — or in this case, an innocent woman.
Simms writes his chilling story in the first-person, because he was there. As a private investigator of many years, he was hired by Charles Outlaw to exonerate his wife. After years of investigating and presenting evidence to proper authorities and to local media, Simms realized that all doors were closed to him.
His only alternative was to write and publish a book, laying out his evidence and allowing the public to decide what happened that night in 2000.