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Dueling Justice

This began a verbal duel between the aging adversaries that I could only watch in disbelief and with amusement. After several minutes of oral combat between the old foes, which seemed like several hours to me, the Chief looked at the clock on the wood paneled wall, then turned to me and announced impatiently, “Son, your twenty minutes are up.” Continue reading

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D. P. Fuller JR.

He walked into The Kit Kat Club, a raunchy bar room in a bad part of town, to break up a fight. One of the chronic inhabitants of the low life gin mill slipped a 25 caliber Saturday Night Special … Continue reading

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Cocaine Couriers

When they arrived at Moisant International Airport, they carried cocaine with a street value of fifty thousand dollars in a small black suitcase. Packaged in single glassine envelopes, then bundled into batches of ten and secured by rubber bands, the … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

As an honest, smart judge, Frank Fadol had one flaw. He agonized with making  decisions. I always wondered why he chose the profession that required him to make many important decisions daily. Frank, fastidious about his person and dress, also … Continue reading

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RONNIE LEBLANC

Fourteen-year-old Ronnie LeBlanc took his father’s 357 Ruger from an unlocked gun case and shot his stepmother three times as she got out of her car. She died on the spot. She was coming to pick up her two daughters … Continue reading

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Objection, Your Honor

Harold had a very lucrative law practice. He dealt mostly in real estate matters and left the going to court on contested matters to others. He would on occasion appear before a judge to confirm a non-contested default judgment. Eventually … Continue reading

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Poky the Pimp

Walter A.”Poky” Bourg was a slimy little character who ran dingy bar rooms, whorehouses, and dispensed dope along Fourth Street on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Short, scrawny,  pasty-faced, Poky was a fast-talking character with oily black, stringy … Continue reading

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Justice or Mercy?

Webster’s New World Dictionary (Third College Edition) defines Justice as: “impartiality; fairness; the quality of being right or correct; reward or penalty as deserved; just deserts; the use of authority and power to uphold what is right , just or … Continue reading

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