A 32-year career prosecutor in the Los Angeles County DA’s Office reveals the inside story of how the criminal justice system really works, and debunks many media-created myths about the system. The book documents many years of liberal media bias against the system. This is a story that needs to be told because the public only knows what the media tell us.
It is also the author’s personal story, a high school dropout raised in a liberal household who grew up believing the media myths about the criminal justice system. He joined the ACLU and became a prosecutor only to learn how the police and prosecutors operated. His goal was to take this knowledge into his private law practice and defend those he believed were the real victims of society: minorities, the poor, the downtrodden and yes, the criminals. The author discusses his emotional attachment to his liberal views and tracks his slow conversion from a liberal Democrat to a moderate conservative.