By Stuart Namm

Initially elected opposed to nice odds, publish Watergate, pass judgement on Stuart Namm spent over sixteen years at the bench in Suffolk County, big apple, an extended Island suburb of latest York urban. Dubbed within the Hollywood Reporter as ""the Serpico Judges,"" and through his detractors because the ""Hanging Judge"" and ""Maximum Stu"" for his willingness to usually hand out the utmost 25 years to existence sentence in intentional homicide convictions. at the moment, ny nation had no dying penalty. In 1985, he wrote Gov. Mario Cuomo to request the appointment of a distinct Prosecutor to enquire the county's felony justice method, believing there has been rampant corruption within the elite Police murder Squad and District Attorney's workplace, and that instances have been being synthetic to acquire convictions in significant murder trials. After a 3 12 months research through the nation Investigations fee, his ""whistleblowing"" led to a variety of compelled resignations and transfers within the police division, on the optimum point of county govt, and within the police laboratory. because of a deal, he used to be denied renomination through his personal political social gathering led by means of his former legislations companion, and eventually this was once the death of his illustrious judicial occupation. ""A Whistleblower's Lament"" is pass judgement on Stuart Namm's compelling, own account of his lifestyles within the legislation and politics, and the occasions that introduced it to an finish. 3 weeks after leaving big apple, he used to be the 1st recipient of the Justice Thurgood Marshall award and different prestigious awards, together with a life-time club within the NAACP.

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I don't think there are many women who have gone through the hardship that she has and endured it. " "Why, ma'am, Sister Charlotte just suffered like the most of us did. Sometimes you could find white people who treated we poor slaves right good; but it was not often. Why, in my young days I used to pick cotton all day and half of the night. My marster used to set a tree on fire for us to see how to pick cotton. I have picked as much as three and four hundred pounds of cotton in one day a many a time.

How could any Christian man believe it was right to sell and buy us poor colored people just like we was sheep? com THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE 31 I tell you, I have seen black people, in slave-time, drove along--may be one hundred in a drove-just like hogs to be sold. Sometimes men were sold from their wives and mothers from their 50 children. I saw a white man in Virginia sell his own child he had by a colored woman there. They say a 'Merican man never would take care of his children he would have in slave-time by the black women, as a Frenchman would here in Louisiana.

Poor Warren! when he met me that morning he was scarred all over. The overseer told him he had to find me or he would almost skin him. So Warren left the place; but I hadn't seen him in two months, I reckon, till I met him that morning. We sat all day long talking over what we had better do. Warren said, 'Sallie, let me tell you what's best for us to do. You know old Uncle Tim says he can houdoo and make the white folks stop doing us so bad, and let us do what he told us. com THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE 50 folks' hair and some salt and a piece of old mistress's dress, and make a little bag and sew it up and put it under the steps where all the white folks have to pass over every day.

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