Zitat des Tages von Joseph Wambaugh:
You've got people who are looking at DNA evidence and other evidence like that and they're ignoring it.
The Onion Field made a real writer. And then I knew it was over, I couldn't be a cop anymore.
Probably 95 percent of the things that are written never get on the screen.
Civil servants take forever to do anything.
When I wrote The Onion Field, I realized that my first two novels were just practice.
I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction; that gives me some pleasure, being a detective again.
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.
As a cop, I dealt with every kind of bum and criminal. They all have more integrity than some Hollywood people.
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.
Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything. A good example is the O.J. Simpson case.
Jury selection is strictly an emotional process. They're looking for people they can manipulate. Both sides are.
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.
The time has come for professional jurors.
When I interview people accused of capital offenses, I never even ask if they did it. I would consider that unprofessional.
What is it about the component of fire? People have written about it. People have wondered about it.
I certainly believe it's over for the jury system, but we won't admit it for a while.
The serial arsonist is the most difficult to apprehend because the evidence is burned up.
I enjoy adapting my own work, or anybody's work. I like to adapt books.
Every time I write a nonfiction book I get sued.