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THE JOURNAL

Justice

Mike Romano: After Years of Litigation, Dave Valencia is Finally Free

Dave Valencia was sentenced to life under the Three Strikes law for a nonviolent crime he committed in 2009, but after 13 years, he finally walked free from Valley State Prison.

Lake County Judge Vacates David Faulkenbery’s Life Sentence

David Faulkenbery is finally free! After being sentenced to life under the Three Strikes law, and serving over 20 years, David walked out of Folsom State prison into the arms of his loving family.

Crime Story LA

Interview: Eric Siddall, VP of the LA Association of Deputy District Attorneys on George Gascón’s First Year as L.A. D.A.

On today’s podcast we present an exclusive conversation with Eric Siddall vice president of the ADDA the professional association for Deputy District Attorneys of Los Angeles county. Siddall joins...

Los Angeles Rapper Drakeo the Ruler Stabbed and Killed at L.A. Music Festival

Los Angeles rapper Drakeo the Ruler was stabbed and killed last night at the Once Upon a Time Festival in L.A. Crime Story has published three stories about the legal...

About That 70’s Show

Carla Cackowski reflects on the culpability of the average viewer who may have — intentionally or not — lifted up a person not deserving of public adulation.

Editors Blog

The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse: The Cops Who Let Rittenhouse Walk Past Them

You can find a collection of media coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial here. This season of Jury Duty explores the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. In The Trial of...

The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse: Cross-Examination of Anmol Khindri

You can find a collection of media coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial here. This season of Jury Duty explores the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. In The Trial of...

The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse: The Testimonies of Sahil & Anmol Khindri

You can find a collection of media coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial here. This season of Jury Duty explores the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. In The Trial of...

Expert Witness

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 95

In Part 95, Judge Mader concludes her chronicle of a year in the life of a judge. In her afterword, Judge Mader reflects on the family members who got her to where she is today.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 94

In Part 94, Judge Mader recounts a unique apology from a defendant’s family member to a victim’s family during a sentencing hearing. The Judge also details a catch-22 situation where a defendant is deemed neither competent enough to enter a plea because nor eligible for release without a trial.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 93

In Part 93, Judge Mader explains a tactic she uses both to discipline herself to follow the law and to discourage prosecutors from over-charging. She also reflects on a plea deal she approved that she has come to feel is unfair to the victims in the case.

Justice

Mike Romano: After Years of Litigation, Dave Valencia is Finally Free

Dave Valencia was sentenced to life under the Three Strikes law for a nonviolent crime he committed in 2009, but after 13 years, he finally walked free from Valley State Prison.

Lake County Judge Vacates David Faulkenbery’s Life Sentence

David Faulkenbery is finally free! After being sentenced to life under the Three Strikes law, and serving over 20 years, David walked out of Folsom State prison into the arms of his loving family.

Rodney Riggins Is Freed from a 42-Years-to-Life Sentence

After being sentenced to life under the Three Strikes law for stealing clothes from a shopping mall in San Diego, Rodney Riggins is finally a free man.