Standing on Principal
Throughout history a caste system of justice has been created, separating those who can and those who cannot, afford competent legal representation. The presumption of innocent until proven guilty has been overshadowed by the presumption of guilty until proven wealthy.
Just as disturbing is the desire of prosecutors to turn mundane cases into headline grabbing stories that convict people in the court of public opinion rather than a court of law.
In this tragic yet inspirational tale, the young, popular high school principal in Hampton Bays, Long Island is arrested, thrown in jail, and publicly labeled a terrorist.
While he sits in the muck and mire of a Suffolk County jail, the scandal is nurtured into the national limelight. Refusing to be intimidated by a political machine he sacrifices everything for the sake of justice.
Standing on Principal is a well-documented, first-hand account that melds the fictional "Fatal Attraction" with the real life Duke Lacrosse and Penn State scandals. It's a real story and it will scare the hell out of everyone.
Publisher: Boulevard Books, 2016