Archive | June, 2013

Another Cliffhanger from Author Tanenbaum

From Echoes of my Soul: “Hold on just a minute,” Hogan interrupted.  “Mel, as I said to you before, you’re suggesting that the Brooklyn cops unwittingly–in the most favorable light–fed George Whitmore all the answers during the interrogation because of the leading nature of the questions they propounded. “Okay–assuming that to be the case–why does […]

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Receive a Signed Copy of Echoes of my Soul

Hello Dear Friends – My signature is nothing grand, as a matter of fact, it is kind of a mess. Nonetheless, if you’d like to receive a copy of ECHOES OF MY SOUL, signed by yours truly, stay tuned.  Next week we’re going to start the process, and give away three signed copies. So, sign […]

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Redemption and the Law

From  ECHOES OF MY SOUL: Delaney nodded and patted his wife on her knee.   “We can do that.” As the couple got up to leave, Mel asked another question. “Jimmy, do you believe in redemption?”  You know, in taking advantage of a chance to make things right?” Delaney furrowed his brow. “Yeah, I guess.” “That’s […]

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Butch, Does Marlene’s Work Scare You?

  Q:  Butch, does Marlene’s work scare you? Butch:  ”Are you kidding?  I’m scared to death.  But, it’s part of who she is, and she’s going to do it. She understands the risks, and she seeks out due justice.” Q: You are adamant about the letter of the law. Sometimes it seems that Marlene flaunts […]

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Butch Karp’s Marriage of Catholicism and Judaism

Interview with Butch Karp: Q: “Butch, you’re a Jew.  How do you reconcile your own beliefs with those of your wife, Marlene?” A: “Easy.  Jesus of Nazareth was a learned rabbi, the rabbi from Nazareth.  And, as the Romans called him, The King of the Jews.  They gave him a crown of thorns to wear to […]

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Baseball and the Merit System

When my brother and I were kids, we couldn’t get enough baseball.  We were Brooklyn Kids, and Ebbets Field was where we were during baseball season.  Ebbets Field was a Major League park in the Flatbush section of New York.  It took up an entire city block, and it was home of the Brooklyn Dodgers […]

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Is the Insanity Defense, itself, Insane?

Click the link below for an engaging, tempestuous conversation about the Insanity Defense.  And then?  You decide. Robert K. Tanenbaum talks about the Insanity Defense The duo of Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi are into Book Number 25 with the release of TRAGIC, out this August.  The Karps give us the classic struggle of a crime-fighting […]

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The Beauty of a Jury

Juries need competent DAs who explain the case in a competent form. The people on juries aren’t out to railroad anyone. It’s the evidence, the presentation, the summation, the delivery.  Jurors are ready to believe what is true. Here, the true story of what the jury struggled with in the case covered in Echoes of my […]

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Spend Tuesday with Me

       Tuesday, June 11th, is a big day and I’d love to have some listeners and some company as we talk about Echoes of my Soul. First of all, I’m happily rousting myself out of bed to appear on: The Morning Scramble on AZ-TV (Phoenix) at 8am. Pat McMahon will be interviewing me, and he’s terrific […]

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What about Moral Relativism and the Law?

  Interview with Mr. Tanenbaum: In ECHOES OF MY SOUL, Hogan says: “As Chief law enforcement officer, I believe there is a major moral dimension to our job.”  Hogan believes, foremost, in justice.  Mr. Tanenbaum, do you think our view of justice has changed over time?  And is the feeling of moral dimension different in large […]

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