By Jeffery Deaver
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A pair of federal brokers from both sides of the US–Mexico border objective a cartel kingpin
They name him “Cuchillo,”the Knife. now not simply because he kills with a blade—he has lots of males to do this type of paintings for him—but simply because his brain is so sharp. As Mexico’s executive wages warfare at the drug cartels, it takes brains to outlive, and Cuchillo has not only survived—he has prospered. but if Cuchillo starts to chop too deeply, the federal police of either the USA and Mexico step in to boring his blade.
P. Z. Evans and Alejo Díaz understand the Hermosillo cartel is making plans an assault on a vacationer bus in Sonora, and so they recognize they're going to need to seize or kill Cuchillo to prevent it. The cartel chief has one weak spot: infrequent, previous books. To wreck the intellectual’s evil empire, this not going pair of overseas police should attract his internal bibliophile.
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It is not yet clear whether these statutes create legally enforceable rights. The statutes in Washington and Wisconsin mandate that these rights be honored, protected, and, presumably, enforced by all law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges. The Nebraska statute requires the Page 24 state Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice to select public and private nonprofit agencies as victim and witness assistance centers and to do everything necessary to carry out the statutory provisions.
Thirty-nine states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands presently have compensation programs for crime victims. In general, these programs provide limited compensation (with states paying average awards of three thousand dollars) to victims of violent crimes to reimburse medical expenses, lost wages, and, in some jurisdictions, certain types of essential property. There are numerous restrictions (which vary from state to state) on eligibility and benefits. A variety of agencies administer the programs (including state court systems and workmen's and independent crime victims' compensation boards) and the procedure for application, determination, and review of claims differs from state to state.
Son of Sam Statutes: In 1977, New York enacted the first so-called Son of Sam statute escrowing compensation to criminals for movies or books based on their version of the crimes and making it easier for victims to recover judgments against such criminals; by 1982, 22 other states had also enacted such statutes and Congress enacted its own form of "Son of Sam" statute in 1984. In the past 10 years there has also been a substantial expansion of victims' opportunities for alternative dispute resolution (including the establishment of a statewide program in New York in 1980, and the current operation of more than 180 centers across the country).