Jill Ravitch & Bruce Anderson on Glenn Sunkett

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Glenn Sunkett’s problems firing public defender Linda Thompson. In the following excerpt from this week’s Off the Record, prosecutor Jill Ravitch and AVA editor Bruce Anderson weigh in on Sunkett’s Thompson problem… Bruce McEwen reports: “Glenn Sunkett had his Marsden hearing last Wednesday, his formal attempt to […]

Will Kenny Rogers Get A New Trial?

The latest attorney for disgraced Mendo Republican Kenny Rogers, who was convicted last summer of hiring a hitman to kill a political adversary, is claiming that Rogers’ last attorney so thoroughly botched his defense that the case deserves another try.

Fort Bragg’s Smoking Police Report: The Documents Behind the Story

Below are links to the documents I used for this week’s story on the strange case of Robert Forest, who’s suing former Fort Bragg police Lt. (and current Merced commander) Floyd Higdon in federal court for causing Forest’s “malicious” and “wrongful” prosecution. The incident the suit grew out of took place in November 2006 in […]

More PC Police

Here’s a copy of the e-mail (courtesy of Washington City Paper) that got Chris Dovi, a Style Weekly reporter, fired after the e-mail was accidentally sent to the PR guy for a blind motivational speaker named William Weeks (i.e., the “blind fucker” Dovi’s referring to below). Dovi thought the e-mail was going to his editor. This […]