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Practicing Law July 1986

In Court July 25, 1986

Here I am in the summer of ’86 at counsel table in one of the big arraignment courts in the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles. I was a deputy public defender, and I was delighted to be getting paid to cross-examine cops. Not much more than a year later, I left that job horrified by the injustice I’d seen and participated in. By then I was a much more radical young lawyer than I was at the time this photographs was taken.

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