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Episode 46: Fair Warning

2017-03-14 | 🔗

You know his name - now you'll know why.

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tells me they hear my voice and their head when they read it now. I don't know if that's enough, that's a good thing or bad thing or weird thing, but it's definitely something go to micro com book. That's my crow dot com book there still a few autographed copies left. If you'd like one just click on autographed copy stuff it in a stocking wrap it in brown paper or slap, a bow on my giant face and give it to somebody loved or liked or somebody you just simply feel obligated to buy a gift for either way it's at micro dot com book. This is the way I heard it Ernie considered his single ace, it was the only hard, a value in his hand, but as equal and Fernando didn't know that nor did they know they were playing poker with a bona fide celebrity
All they knew was they were losing earning, slid another buck into the kitty and took a long pull on the bottle across the table. Nando considered his pair of mines, as is equal contemplated. His two jack's, both stared hard at Ernie and try to read his mind, but Ernie gave nothing away, and eventually both men folded, maybe had earnest looked up his winnings and dealt another hand. He'd still be alive today, maybe if he hadn't flip discards over with, smirk and showed the migrant workers how he'd bluffed them the man known by every cop in the country wouldn't be fighting. For his life and a dive bar on skid row, but Ernie couldn't help himself. He gloated and Fernando flushed,
with anger. Ernie saw the round house long before it arrived and ducked under it with ease. He answered with two quick jabs and Fernando went backwards over his chair with a bloody and broken knows. Is equal stood quickly, but Ernie anticipated is, play and caught him with an opera cut that sent him tumbling over. Fernando both and stood and rushed in early, but neither fared well, it's funny them how quickly the dynamic can change when the rules are amended. Ernie heard the Snick and then saw the blade glinting brightly in the dim light, as Fernando handed the switchblade to his equal here said Fernando, you finish him. His equal held the blade like a man who knew how to use it like a man who look forward to using it again, Fernando Block the door, and things
Suddenly got very serious for Ernie. Clearly it was not a fair fight, but before you start rooting for the underdog, to take a moment and consider the nature of Ernie's celebrity fourteen prior arrests burglary sharply, thing, larceny, deviancy, voyeurism, grand theft, auto narcotics, you name it consider the victims of Ernie's many crimes, victims like Lois Lois, was just seventeen years old when Ernie kidnapped her and raped her and dumped her on her brothers lawn. It's easy to forget about people like LOS during the trial she was referred to is Jane DOE, but her real name was Lois and Jameson, and back and nineteen sixty three was just another easy mark for man like Ernie, a man that every cop in Amerika would soon know by name when they arrested him for
Rape and kidnapping Ernie didn't deny what he had done. In fact, he freely confessed and was sentenced the thirty years in prison. But Ernie was one of those criminals, who always seem to have an ace up his sleeve the eye he got caught a lot, but somehow we always seemed to get off easy and this time, with the help of some very clever lawyers with the icy. Oh, you Ernie persuaded the court to reverse his rape conviction. Some people called the judges decision outrageous. Some called it long overdue, most called it constitutional. Whatever it was, it wasn't. Justice not follow us anyway. No Lois and Jameson would have to wait thirteen year.
Years before karma. Finally, caught up to the man who raped her thirteen years before the most famous criminal in America finally turned up dead in a Phoenix dive bar. That's where the cops found Ernie stabbed death over three dollar poker game. They never found is equal, but his accomplice was arrested near the scene. Where conscientious cop dutifully read him his rights, Fernando, listen very carefully to those rights, then he exercise them. Funny how quickly the dynamic can change when the rules are amended. You see when Ernie was arrested for Lois is rape back in nineteen sixty three, the police we under no obligation to read him his rights, so they didn't.
But for years later, all that changed. That is why I was released from jail long before his sentence was complete That's why the officers who responded to Ernie's murder were now. Legally required to make absolutely sure the accused understood his constitutional rights, specifically, the many advantages of keeping his big mouth shut. Consequently, Fernando never said a word about the knife he pulled from his own pocket. He said nothing to incriminate himself at all, which is why the cops had no choice but to release him and so justice finally came to LOS Ang Jamieson, along with a shot of irony, because Fernando Zamora not only help to kill the man who raped her
He got away with it by exercising his right to remain silent, a right. The police were compelled to spell out for him thanks to the most famous criminal in America, the dead man on the floor, the man who would remain silent forever, more Ernesto Miranda anyway, that's the way I heard it.
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