By Joseph Teller
It's the past due Nineteen Seventies and felony safeguard legal professional Harrison J. Walker, higher often called Jaywalker for his rebellious strategies, is suffering to construct his personal perform whilst he gets a choice from a determined mom. Her son, Darren Kingston, has been arrested for raping 5 white girls in citadel Hill, a space of the Bronx lengthy forgotten by way of the city.
A younger, handsome black guy, Darren is definitely pointed out by means of 4 of the sufferers because the 5th prepares to do an identical. Everyone—from the prosecution to the neighborhood at large—sees this as an open-and-shut case with stable eyewitness testimony. all people, that's, other than Jaywalker.
The younger lawyer appears to be like deep into the crimes, learning either the characters concerned and the nature of our society. What he reveals will hang-out him for the remainder of his occupation.
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But it will show if you’re telling the truth. The problem is, it’ll also show if you’re lying. ” It was Jaywalker’s second lie in as many statements. “But I’m prejudiced. I’m your lawyer. Besides that, I like you. So as much as I believe you, I have to remind myself that I could be wrong. ” Darren started to say something, but Jaywalker held up a hand and cut him off in mid-stutter. He wanted Darren to hear him out. “Look,” he said, “if you did do those things, if some thing happened to make you snap, if it is you these women are talking about, it’s not the end of the world.
He didn’t even stutter, for once. ” On Friday morning Jaywalker drove to the Bronx County Courthouse, which housed all of the Supreme Court parts. It covered then, as it covers now, an entire city block, from the Grand Concourse on the east to Walton Avenue on the west, and from 160th Street to 161st. From its upper floors you could see then, as you can still see today, the elevated train tracks above Jerome Avenue, and Yankee Stadium just beyond. Jaywalker took one of the elevators to the sixth floor.
Sandusky closed the door tightly behind him. A minute or two later, he appeared in the testing room, followed by Darren. Jaywalker’s instinctive reaction was to lean back, away from the glass, certain he could be seen. But Darren’s gaze paused only momentarily at the mirror, without any sign of recognition. “All right, Darren,” said Sandusky. ” His voice was loud and clear through the speaker. If Jaywalker had earlier felt he was abandoning his client, he now had the sense that he was spying on him.