No Heroes, No Villains: The Story of a Murder Trial

No Heroes No Villains The Story of a Murder Trial On June in a South Bronx subway station John Skagen a white off duty policeman on his way home suddenly and without apparent provocation ordered James Richardson a black man on his way t

  • Title: No Heroes, No Villains: The Story of a Murder Trial
  • Author: Steven Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780394409078
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On June 28, 1972 in a South Bronx subway station, John Skagen, a white off duty policeman on his way home, suddenly and without apparent provocation, ordered James Richardson, a black man on his way to work, to get against the wall and put his hands up Richardson had a gun, and the two exchanged shots In the melee that followed, Skagen was fatally wounded by a cop who ruOn June 28, 1972 in a South Bronx subway station, John Skagen, a white off duty policeman on his way home, suddenly and without apparent provocation, ordered James Richardson, a black man on his way to work, to get against the wall and put his hands up Richardson had a gun, and the two exchanged shots In the melee that followed, Skagen was fatally wounded by a cop who rushed to the scene In the ensuing trial, William Kunstler handled Richardson s defense and the author of this book, then assistant district attorney, prosecuted the case Here is a first hand, behind the scenes account of every step of the proceedings.

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