True Crime Book Review: Finishing Machine - Guilty until proven innocent
on December 19, 2016
After being rammed, threatened and pursued into the night rain by a crazed fellow motorist, Gerald Strebendt, a well-known sport fighter and ex-marine sniper, chose to defend himself by using a legally-owned firearm. Despite threats to the contrary, investigation of the incident revealed that the assailant was unarmed. Gerald’s fateful decision placed him in opposition to a powerful array of local politicians and government officials. Because of Gerald’s fighting prowess and combat experience, these officials had decided that he was a murderer and determined to make him pay. The book is a frightening account of how the local government used and abused its power to bring a grand jury indictment, bias public opinion, and hamper Gerald’s legal defence. With only a small local firm of courageous lawyers standing between him and life in prison, Gerald wages a ruinous and frightening struggle to regain his freedom.