By Stuart Namm

Initially elected opposed to nice odds, publish Watergate, pass judgement on Stuart Namm spent over sixteen years at the bench in Suffolk County, manhattan, an extended Island suburb of recent York urban. Dubbed within the Hollywood Reporter as ""the Serpico Judges,"" and via his detractors because the ""Hanging Judge"" and ""Maximum Stu"" for his willingness to often hand out the utmost 25 years to lifestyles sentence in intentional homicide convictions. at the moment, big apple nation had no loss of life penalty. In 1985, he wrote Gov. Mario Cuomo to request the appointment of a distinct Prosecutor to enquire the county's legal justice method, believing there has been rampant corruption within the elite Police murder Squad and District Attorney's place of work, and that instances have been being synthetic to procure convictions in significant murder trials. After a 3 12 months research via the nation Investigations fee, his ""whistleblowing"" led to quite a few compelled resignations and transfers within the police division, on the maximum point of county govt, and within the police laboratory. because of a deal, he was once denied renomination by way of his personal political social gathering led through his former legislations associate, and eventually this used to be the loss of life of his illustrious judicial profession. ""A Whistleblower's Lament"" is pass judgement on Stuart Namm's compelling, own account of his lifestyles within the legislation and politics, and the occasions that introduced it to an finish. 3 weeks after leaving ny, he used to be the 1st recipient of the Justice Thurgood Marshall award and different prestigious awards, together with a life-time club within the NAACP.

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My head is swimming with logistic details that completely consume me. Benjamin has told me that I have to buy an oven and we are really racing the clock now. Our advance party has been at Blue 1 for about a week and Mike will be giving us constant updates on the weather from hereon. If the weather is good to go today, we will fly in a few hours’ time. I still need to pick up vital kitchen equipment: the oven, pots, pans, tea towels, plates, cutlery, spatulas… and we need to take a look at the food order that is waiting in storage.

I look at her dumbly as if she were about to take a pistol from her belt and shoot me between the eyes. in39 39 27/09/2005 16:35:32 A NTARCTICA ON A P LATE My addled brain has a meltdown. I am overwhelmed. I don’t know what I should do, and I can feel frustrated tears creeping into the corners of my eyes. I phone Gerald. Gerald of course already knows about the food debacle. He explains the unfortunate turn of events. We had sent our food order as an attachment to the e-mail. When the e-mail arrived in Cape Town the file was opened and the only sheet that was on view was our beverage list.

I am looking at the home of the Ice Queen. I stand at the door and gulp at a panorama of ice and snow. There are mountain ranges to the south that send a shiver of awe through me. Every book on Antarctica emphasises that it is the highest, flattest, driest, coldest… I knew it was the land of extremities but it’s one thing to read about it and quite another to bear witness to its blazing, frigid perfection. I stand at the exit of the plane and gaze mutely about me. For a silent moment I don’t notice the cold or the bustle of people below me.

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