Consider the Source – Why wouldn’t you want police accountability?

So, when someone is breaking into your home, raping your daughter or there is an active shooter (killer) and the police show up to stop the threat, the focus will be on the police and what they did to stop that threat. Upon reading this I could not help but think back to the Reconstruction... Continue Reading →

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Motion to Continue

This case needed to be continued and I knew it. My client was charged with First Degree Murder, not Driving While License Revoked. Despite my pleas with the prosecutor to allow me additional time to prepare for trial, she was determined to go forward. I suspected that this stance had something to do with the... Continue Reading →

From Victim to Villain – Part 2

Reluctantly she comes to court and waits patiently for her turn to talk to the prosecutor.  This is her first contact with the prosecutor, and, many times this is a couple of weeks after her boyfriend beat her up. Usually, she has already reached out to her boyfriend’s attorney, explaining that she wants the charges... Continue Reading →

From Victim to Villain -Part 1

Married to a controlling, abusive, man, she spent many days trying to hide the abuse she suffered at his hands.  In an effort to drown her dismay, she drank. Excessive drinking had led to her current situation.  Here she was, in front of a Judge, begging for mercy and understanding. As she stood there hoping... Continue Reading →

Presumption of Ignorance

Stunned at the depth of unprofessionalism, I sat there and listened as questions about my personal life were raised in the name of addressing any potential conflicts that I had with existing clients.  Looking at the court reporter summoned to this meeting, I felt my emotion leave my body as I geared up to play... Continue Reading →

At War With The Streets

We are bombarded with stories about young men being raised by their single mothers, having no father in the picture.  Or, if there is a father around, he is doing nothing more than depending on the mother for support as though he were a sibling to the child, as opposed to a parent.   We blame... Continue Reading →

My Nephews Are Not Safe

Today, I am so thankful that I am not raising sons.  My heart goes out to all of those mother's that are raising Black boys.  It has become all too common for us to hear about another senseless murder of a Black man at the hand of those given the responsibility of PROTECTING and SERVING.... Continue Reading →

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