The serial arsonist is the most difficult to apprehend because the evidence is burned up.
The Onion Field made a real writer. And then I knew it was over, I couldn't be a cop anymore.
As a cop, I dealt with every kind of bum and criminal. They all have more integrity than some Hollywood people.
I certainly believe it's over for the jury system, but we won't admit it for a while.
Every time I write a nonfiction book I get sued.
Civil servants take forever to do anything.
I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction; that gives me some pleasure, being a detective again.
Jury selection is strictly an emotional process. They're looking for people they can manipulate. Both sides are.
No one I know of has ever had this experience-where you had to sit and wait and wait for a DNA test to come back just so you can write the last page of the book.
Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything. A good example is the O.J. Simpson case.
What I didn't know was that if I didn't stand with my back to the wall, Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river.
I'm sure I took some licks at the system, and at trials and lawyers in general. I've seen enough of them for so many years both as a cop and a defendant in defamation cases.
I enjoy adapting my own work, or anybody's work. I like to adapt books.
I hadn't done anything in six years; I was just vegetating.
The O.J. Simpson case, they had no understanding of that DNA evidence, and didn't want to.
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