Empire on Blood
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In the Bronx, in the early 90s, two young drug dealers ruled an intersection known as “The Corner on Blood.” They lived large, wearing mink, drinking champagne, getting rich. Then their fraught relationship fell apart, dead bodies piled up, and one accused the other of a double homicide he didn’t commit. Or did he? We hear from the cops, the DA, the terrified eyewitnesses, the dealer doing life, and the dealer who put him there. They all tell their stories to award-winning journalist Steve Fishman, who has spent seven years untangling the twisted web of justice in the Bronx, and chronicling one man’s last chance to overturn his life sentence.
||7: This Too Shall Pass||In the aftermath of the court’s decision, Cal must adjust to his new reality.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||6: Evilina on the Stand||Cal’s last-shot hearing finally arrives: his new lawyers are in place, the new witnesses ready to testify.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||5: Joe Barry, Private Eye||Joe Barry is Cal’s private investigator, hired in desperation when Cal’s case seems all but dead.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||4: Father Frank to the Rescue||The Bronx DA has to call in one of its top detective investigators when the impossible happens: Cal and Dwight meet again — in the same prison. The result is not what authorities were expecting.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||3: Dwight, Poet of Evil||Calvin Buari’s former protégé in the Bronx crack trade, Dwight Robinson, loved and admired Cal.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||2: Turtle Man Will Get His Man||Allen Karen was one of the best homicide prosecutors in the Bronx.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||1: Calvin's Last Shot||A story of murder, betrayal, and a man who fought the law for two decades.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Introducing Empire on Blood||Introducing Empire on Blood||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Wild ride straight through to the end!
As a New York transplant, was fascinated to relive this period in history through a real story like this.
Tons of intrigue and hard-to-comprehend twists and turns kept me going (WTH Turtleman!?).
Part procedural, part true crime. Right up my alley.
Could not stop listening. A true story that shows the power of persistence, compassion and positive thinking in turning around a nightmare situation.