Power to Hurt

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Running Press, Jan 23, 1997 - Law - 512 pages
2 Reviews
The compelling and disturbing chronicle of the landmark federal case against Judge David Lanier, who abused the women of Dyersburg, Tennessee, through extortion, stalking, obscene telephone calls and rape.

"Horrific and chilling... A book that every woman in America should read, and every man should read, too." --Richard Preston, author of "The Hot Zone"

  

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Amazing! It's absolutely ridiculous how some people with a little power can almost get away with murder. As of this writing (6-22-2011), former Dyer County sheriff Tommy Cribbs has been indicted for arson.
This guy continues to think he is "above the law". http://www.stategazette.com/story/1737906.html
 

Review: Power To Hurt: Inside A Judge's Chambers: Sexual Assault, Corruption, And The Ultimate Reversal Of Justice For Women

User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

Excellent book. It is so sad what people with power can get away with even still. A must read Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
22
Section 4
36
Section 5
51
Section 6
61
Section 7
85
Section 8
97
Section 18
273
Section 19
314
Section 20
329
Section 21
344
Section 22
360
Section 23
369
Section 24
381
Section 25
399

Section 9
128
Section 10
163
Section 11
175
Section 12
187
Section 13
205
Section 14
223
Section 15
235
Section 16
241
Section 17
264
Section 26
416
Section 27
431
Section 28
439
Section 29
452
Section 30
475
Section 31
499
Section 32
504
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About the author (1997)

Darcy O'Brien 1939-1998 Darcy O'Brien was an award-winning author of fiction and literary criticism born on July 16, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. O'Brien was best known for his work in the genre of true crime. His first novel, A Way of Life, Like Any Other, won the 1978 Ernest Hemingway award for best first novel. In 1997, O'Brien won the Edgar Allen Poe award for Power to Hurt. His other works include: Two of a Kind: The Story of the Hillside Stranglers, Murder in Little Egypt, Moment by Moment and The Hidden Pope. O'Brien attended Princeton University and University of Cambridge, and received a master's degree and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1965 to 1978 he was a professor of English at Pomona College. In 1978 he moved to Tulsa, and taught at the University of Tulsa until 1995. On March 2, 1998, O'Brien died of a heart attack in Tulsa.

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