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Police and Criminals Cut of the Same Cloth
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016
A short story chronicling the defense of a young black man who was accused of killing a police officer. He did, in fact, kill the police officer, but the question that Sebastian Rudd had to figure out and convince the jury of, was that the shooting was done in self defense, only after the black man had been fired upon 4 times by the police officer. It is amazing how the street world of violence, crime, deceit, and drugs make such interesting reads. Most of these guys, including in this case, the police, are a bunch of scumbags that don’t bring health and vitality to any community, yet their stories are compelling reads. Why is that, I am not sure of, but I do know that Grisham has an excellent command of street tactics and what it takes to find justice in an unjust environment. It is a scary scene that Grisham paints in this book, but it is so close to current events involving police and criminals in our country, that it is a timely read.