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Dirty Tricks


The Joel Alcox piece is a story of hope triumphing in the face of dirty tricks — and it raises disturbing questions.

Why does District Attorney Joyce Dudley defend the railroading of an apparently innocent man, someone whom the courts decided to free after an exhaustive inquiry?

Does the DA’s office prioritize convictions over justice, and, if so, what other innocent parties have landed in prison after false confessions?

How many millions of dollars will Santa Barbara taxpayers have to pay Joel Alcox to settle his pending lawsuit for prosecutorial misconduct?



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