Download e-book for kindle: No Heroes, No Villains: The Story of a Murder Trial by Steven J. Phillips

By Steven J. Phillips

On June 28, 1972 in a South Bronx subway station, John Skagen, a white off-duty policeman on his method domestic, all at once and with no obvious provocation, ordered James Richardson, a black guy on his strategy to paintings, to get opposed to the wall and positioned his palms up. Richardson had a gun, and the 2 exchanged pictures. within the melee that undefined, Skagen used to be fatally wounded via a cop who rushed to the scene. within the resulting trial, William Kunstler dealt with Richardson's protection and the writer of this booklet, then assistant district legal professional, prosecuted the case. here's a first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of each step of the court cases.

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