Yesterday's post, 'Texas executes man for 'execution' style killing' was my 1,000th post at mattmangino.com. The first was an op-ed I wrote for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer on November 9, 2009. Between the those two posts I have included 57 blogs, The Cautionary Instruction, for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette legal page Ipso Facto. I posted 28 articles I've written for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and 27 columns written for the Youngstown Vindicator.
I have written on the death penalty, chronicling every execution in 2010, 2011 and 2012. I've offered the occasional book review and have written extensively on crime, prison overcrowding, sex offender legislation, evidence-based practices, police procedures, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Castle Doctrine, the Constitution and much, much more.
My posts have often utilized the news of the day to point out certain oddities, absurdities and inconsistencies in the criminal justice system. I have also used this site to provide some insight into the workings or failings of the system.
Thanks for reading a former prosecutor's musings on crime and punishment in America!
Michael Gargiulo, Pretrial Hearing 45
4 weeks ago