1) “But there are other lives to be saved, of people who haven’t done horrible things, who haven’t actually hurt anyone.” 2) "Fix it or lose it."
May 22, 2010 7:02 PM Subscribe
Arguing Three Strikes.
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A defense lawyer (and co-founder of Stanford's unique Criminal Defense Clinic
), and a tough
-on-crime Republican D.A.
make for unusual allies in the move to reform California's Three Strikes law.
(In an interesting sidebar, former Napster C.E.O. Eileen Richardson
is now running Palo Alto's Downtown Streets Team
, which has successfully employed one of the men released through the efforts of the Stanford Clinic after the prosecutor challenged Romano:“O.K., what you’ve really shown me is that all this guy knows how to do is steal. So why should I let him out? What are you going to do for him?”)