Reformatory

Nick Russell on January 28th, 2010

This week Gregory Powell was denied parole for the twelfth time by the California Board of Prisons, for the kidnapping and execution style murder of Los Angeles police officer Ian Campbell during a traffic stop in Hollywood 47 years ago. The case was made famous in Joseph Wambaugh’s bestselling book The Onion Field and the […]

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Nick Russell on October 21st, 2009

I hate the word closure. It’s become one of those warm, fuzzy words that are supposed to make everything better, and more often than not, it’s nonsense. I have heard news reporters say, upon the sentencing of some monster that raped and murdered a small child, that now the family will have closure. I’ve heard victims […]

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