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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 - Justice, Screw through Your Chest Summary & Analysis

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Harland W. Braun was counsel for Theodore Briseno, a defendant in the Rodney King beating trial. He did not want to take the case because he thought it was a racial beating, and his son had been involved in a racial incident.

His son was the passenger in a two-seater Mercedes driven by his friend through Westwood. The friend's mother is a partner at a law firm. They were pulled over by the LAPD. Braun's son is outspoken, he says, and he jumped out of the car and told the officer that he knew they had been stopped because his friend was black. The police officer turns to Braun's son and tells him to shut up or he would "put a screw through your chest."

Braun says he never heard that expression before. He felt ambivalent about...

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