No Heroes, No Villains

No Heroes, No Villains

by Steven J. Phillips
     
 

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On June 28, 1972 in a South Bronx subway station, John Skagen, a white off-duty policeman on his way home, suddenly and without apparent provocation, ordered James Richardson, a black man on his way to work, to get against the wall and put his hands up. Richardson had a gun, and the two exchanged shots. In the melee that followed, Skagen was fatally wounded by a cop… See more details below

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On June 28, 1972 in a South Bronx subway station, John Skagen, a white off-duty policeman on his way home, suddenly and without apparent provocation, ordered James Richardson, a black man on his way to work, to get against the wall and put his hands up. Richardson had a gun, and the two exchanged shots. In the melee that followed, Skagen was fatally wounded by a cop who rushed to the scene. In the ensuing trial, William Kunstler handled Richardson's defense and the author of this book, then assistant district attorney, prosecuted the case. Here is a first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of every step of the proceedings.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307434463
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/05/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
343,333
File size:
2 MB

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