As a cop, I dealt with every kind of bum and criminal. They all have more integrity than some Hollywood people.
Jury selection is strictly an emotional process. They're looking for people they can manipulate. Both sides are.
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.
What is it about the component of fire? People have written about it. People have wondered about it.
When I interview people accused of capital offenses, I never even ask if they did it. I would consider that unprofessional.
You've got people who are looking at DNA evidence and other evidence like that and they're ignoring it.
Every time I write a nonfiction book I get sued.
The time has come for professional jurors.
If you take 67 brush fires times 10 years, that's almost 700 right there. Those brush fires are incredibly dangerous, all those homes going down proved that.
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.
I certainly believe it's over for the jury system, but we won't admit it for a while.
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.
Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything. A good example is the O.J. Simpson case.
The O.J. Simpson case, they had no understanding of that DNA evidence, and didn't want to.