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Old 12-10-2010, 11:33 AM
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Federal prosecutors are allowed to use a Technicolor brush to taint, color and twist the truth. Anyone who has had a real exposure to the system knows this to be a fact. The bottom line is that Ben Kramer will do life for something half the country is voting to legalize and many child molesters are sent back to their neighborhoods without treatment or significant penalty.
There are definitely bad cases for sure.
But I doubt half the country would vote for this, or have the cojones to do it.

http://indianalawblog.com/archives/2...s_mari_35.html

"Robert Drew is now in custody at an Indiana jail. Drew, 68, of Marion, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Officials say they found a package of marijuana and 52 grams of heroin taped to his body. They claim Drew was headed to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, this past Saturday to deliver the drugs. * * *

Drew told police in Vigo County, Indiana, this past weekend that he was delivering marijuana and heroin to a federal inmate because he and his family had been threatened. That inmate is Benjamin Kramer, a king pin in a 1980s drug ring that trafficked several tons of marijuana into the U.S. through shipping ports, netting Kramer more than $60 million.

Before an Indiana judge Monday, Drew said he hid the drugs in his Mercedes, and drove to Evansville with his wife, where they spent the night at a casino. He then drove to Terre Haute Saturday morning, and stopped at a gas station so he could tape the drugs to his body.

He hid the 52 grams of heroin in two condoms. Drew said other packages had been mailed to him in the past. He then smuggled those drugs into the prison, following orders he received from anonymous callers.

Drew told News 3 recently he is retired, but still representing a few clients in ongoing court cases."
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Federal prosecutors are allowed to use a Technicolor brush to taint, color and twist the truth. Anyone who has had a real exposure to the system knows this to be a fact. The bottom line is that Ben Kramer will do life for something half the country is voting to legalize and many child molesters are sent back to their neighborhoods without treatment or significant penalty.
X1000. The febs are looking to close cases they don't give a chit if the person is gulity or innocent as along as they convict someone!!!
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Ridley & Tony Scott (Aliens, American Ganster, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, etc. etc. etc.) have the rights to the movie and are working with Don Aronow's son, using his book as a guide but trying to get a good screen play hashed out. In the mean time it keeps getting pushed back. I saw the intial draft screen play about 3 years ago but in typical Scott form, they want it to be better (understandable) than what it is, so it's in re-writes. It'll get done. They have a list of movies a mile long that jump about in priority on the "to do list".

I can tell you this, it'll be worth the wait when it finally arrives.
Sorry to inform you that this project is probably not going to happen. Michael Costigan is the real owner of the rights(purchased from Common Law Cousins productions) and it's a dead project at this time. Costigan also owns the first option on "Mid Ocean," purchased with the plan of combining the two.

As far as Aronow's role... Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Burn Notice, Mad Men) is the front runner if the project ever gets the green light.

There you have it... A little inside scoop.
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Sorry to inform you that this project is probably not going to happen. Michael Costigan is the real owner of the rights(purchased from Common Law Cousins productions) and it's a dead project at this time. Costigan also owns the first option on "Mid Ocean," purchased with the plan of combining the two.

As far as Aronow's role... Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Burn Notice, Mad Men) is the front runner if the project ever gets the green light.

There you have it... A little inside scoop.
Ha, that's funny. I was on the phone with Michael aout four hours ago. He did in fact say they've been trying to work out a screen play for about a year with re-writes and it's just not coming together, thus (as you point out) the project is most likely not going to happen. Unfortunate. (by the way, see post 19).
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Sorry to inform you that this project is probably not going to happen. Michael Costigan is the real owner of the rights(purchased from Common Law Cousins productions) and it's a dead project at this time. Costigan also owns the first option on "Mid Ocean," purchased with the plan of combining the two.

As far as Aronow's role... Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Burn Notice, Mad Men) is the front runner if the project ever gets the green light.

There you have it... A little inside scoop.
I could see Ray Wise in that role. Makes sense.
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