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JUNK JUSTICE A Law-Abiding Businessman's Tragic Quest for Due Process (Paperback)
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"Junk Justice" is a clear, well documented and true account of a successful law-abiding businessman driven into bankruptcy, coerced into accepting an unwarranted plea bargain predicated upon false claims, then convicted and imprisoned for five years by a justice system run amok. It is the story of a man confronted by a politically ambitious prosecutor who, with the cooperation of a corrupt defense team and an all too compliant press, ignored exculpatory evidence to reap an unjustifiable conviction. It is the story of a man self-representing his appeals and presenting unchallenged facts to the court related to these gross acts of misconduct, an innocent man suffering from a discriminatorily dismissive Judiciary and federal bureaucracy. "Junk Justice" is not simply an account of one man's journey but that of other victims as well, and it provides the reader with a broad perspective of the injustices routinely committed against good people within the US halls of justice. "Junk Justice" is the story of a 60-year-old felon, his reputation destroyed, rising like Joseph in the book of Genesis from the depths of despair to not only survive but to gain from his experience. What reviewers think about the book: Glory Oghenerukevwe - 4 out of 4 stars - "Junk Justice was an enlightening read. Gerry Rising's autobiography was a real page-turner. It not only addressed his quest for due process but also threw light on so many real-life situations, bringing a lot of hidden and ignored facts to light through his ordeals." Kalohe - "Junk Justice is a well-considered and well-written indictment of our criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on the federal system dealing with white-collar crime. His artful recounting of his appeals journey flows through his use of jailhouse lawyers, his pro se experience (a woeful experience), and his experiences with various attorneys, both defense and prosecution. I would recommend this book with a rating of 4 out of 4 stars." Monie Raey - "A gripping story of a man who found himself on the wrong side of the law. His life before him played out a script he was none too aware of, suffering at the hands of the very justice system that he once was sure would, if not protect, hear him out. One of the charms of this book apart from the story itself is the manner in which the author tackles his storytelling. Nearly impersonal yet not quite. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. Well edited and perfectly paced.