Fighting for Your Life: the African-American Criminal: The African-American Criminal: Justice Survival Guide

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FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE: THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SURVIVAL GUIDE is the nation's only book specifically written for African-Americans about how to survive the long arm of the law.

For ALL AFRICAN-AMERICANS, THIS NATIONAL BEST-SELLER is your WAKE-UP CALL to fight for and to save your life and the lives of the next generation of African-Americans! Your choices can save our children from a life of misery or death. READ THIS BOOK!

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Overview

FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE: THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SURVIVAL GUIDE is the nation's only book specifically written for African-Americans about how to survive the long arm of the law.

For ALL AFRICAN-AMERICANS, THIS NATIONAL BEST-SELLER is your WAKE-UP CALL to fight for and to save your life and the lives of the next generation of African-Americans! Your choices can save our children from a life of misery or death. READ THIS BOOK!

FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE is The Book that Every African-American Household Should Have. This Comprehensive Guide will Show You How the Criminal Justice System Affects Men, Women and Children who are Born Black in America and will Teach You How to Make the Right Choices to Help You Survive on Your Journey through Life.

FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE Will Teach You How to: Choose the Best Attorney to Help You Win Your Personal Fight for Justice; Understand Your Rights and Know What to Do if You Are Arrested; Survive if You Get Caught up in the Criminal Justice System; Check Your Appearance and Conduct in Court to Get the Best Possible Outcome; Know Everything You Need to Know About Bail, Juries and Jail.

FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE Covers Topics, Such as: Cooperating with the Government aka Snitching; How Drugs & Alcohol can Lead to a Life of Crime; The Controversy Over Capital Punishment Police Misconduct (before, during and after your arrest); Domestic Violence‚Advice for Victims. (INCLUDES A RESOURCE SECTION OF VERY IMPORTANT CONTACTS).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972751933
  • Publisher: Amber Communications Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 194
  • Sales rank: 827,145
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

John V. Elmore, Esq., is a practicing criminal defense attorney with offices in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York. He is a former New York state trooper, Manhattan assistant district attorney, and New York state assistant attorney general.

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Table of Contents

Dedication ix
Acknowledgments ix
About the Author xi
About the Editor xiii
Foreword xv
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 You, Your Attorney and Your Fight For Justice 5
Chapter 2 Know Your Rights 15
Chapter 3 Caught Up In the Criminal Justice System 25
Chapter 4 Your Appearance and Conduct In Court 41
Chapter 5 The 411 About Bail 45
Chapter 6 Understanding the Role of a Jury: Your Life Is In Their Hands 51
Chapter 7 Cooperating With the Government: The Snitch 65
Chapter 8 Driving While Intoxicated Can Alter Your Life... Forever 73
Chapter 9 Sex Crimes and Date Rape 79
Chapter 10 Does the Crime Fit the Punishment? 91
Chapter 11 The Controversy Over Capital Punishment 101
Chapter 12 Police Misconduct (Before, During & After Arrest) 109
Chapter 13 Casualties Of The War On Drugs 117
Chapter 14 Women In Prison--The Endless Cycle of Punishment 125
Chapter 15 Facts and Advice for Victims of Domestic Violence 133
Chapter 16 Cutting Down On Crime In Your Community 139
Conclusion: Reshaping Our Youth 143
Appendix A. Three Criminal Justice System Survivors Tell Their Stories 151
Appendix B. The Perils of Being Black In America--Let the Truth Be Told 157
Appendix C. Names & Numbers That Will Help You Win The Fight For Your Life 163
Index 167
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