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true value

True Value I had a dream, and in that dream I owned a pot made of gold.  While in that dream I grew thirsty. A man appeared and told me to take my pot to the spring and fill it … Continue reading

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X cop/X con

I currently working on a book based on lectures I have given on police corruption.  I was involved in a corruption case in the late 1980’s and subsequently sentenced to federal prison.

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“Tristin”

“Tristin” What can I tell you that hasn’t been told So much to say now that I’m old Taking your time growing, there is no rush Play all you can and sleep as much Read all you can, you’ll be … Continue reading

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someone to hug

I wrote this for a very dear friend of mine, a bad beginning does not mean a bad end “chiva is slang word for heroin” A night of passion, a night of drugs A child of love will not be … Continue reading

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“Following”

“Following” Death never sleeps Its rounds are endless, its judgment swift I follow death, on this my shift To save a life, this is my wish A new born child left out to die Death stops and looks, it walks … Continue reading

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Court Review of ATF Reverse Stings–LA Times

A California Appeals Court is reviewing a case where defendants were arrested in the a “reverse sting.”  Agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives proposed a robbery of an imaginary drug stash house. When the suspect … Continue reading

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Metro to Develop Commercial Areas in Boyle Heights near Gold Line

Metro Planning & Programming Committee recently announced plans to develop four mixed-used residential and commercial sites near the Mariachi Plaza and Soto stations. The new sites will create lots of new space for retail, medical offices, and affordable housing. Curbed … Continue reading

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