J. Patrick O'Connor

J. Patrick O'Connor is the editor of Crime Magazine. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1967. He was a reporter and bureau manager for United Press International, editor of Cincinnati Magazine and an associate editor for TV Guide. He was editor and publisher of the Kansas City New Times, an alternative newspaper. Click here to read an interview with him on bookhitch.com. He is the author of The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal, which was published by Lawrence Hill Books in May of 2008. His book Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper was published by Strategic Media Books in 2012. Both books are available for purchase at amazon.com, barnesandnobel.com and bookstores throughout the United States. Scapegoat won the Silver medal in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards and Bronze in ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Award competition for True Crime books. To see an interview Prison Radio conducted with Pat O'Connor about the book, please go to http://www.youtube.com. Click here to contact him by e-mail.

Jan 30, 2012
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from the recently released book Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper by J. Patrick O’Connor, editor of Crime Magazine.  Published in January of 2012 by Strategic Media Books, Scapegoat is available at...
Oct 13, 2009
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(The Lyons Press) by J. Patrick O'Connor Vendetta There's a great deal to admire about Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner who was shot to death on December 9, 1981. Less than six months later she bravely sat through the entire...
Oct 13, 2009
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April 4, 2009 Mumia Abu-Jamal by J. Patrick O'Connor Since his conviction in 1982 for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, through his numerous books, essays and radio commentaries, has become the face of the anti-death penalty...
Oct 9, 2009
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For years, the Catholic brother in charge of a Kansas City home for developmentally disabled men had embezzled his way to a fortune. When the board of directors found out, its cover-up – with the help of The Kansas City Star – was as bold as the theft.  by J. Patrick O'...
Sep 12, 2009
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May 1, 2009 Mumia Abu-Jamal Not even the U.S. Supreme Court is immune from “the Mumia Exception.” On April 6, 2009 the high court denied Abu-Jamal’s request for a Writ of Certiorari, scuttling his last chance for justice. by J. Patrick O’Connor Since his conviction in...
Apr 30, 2009
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May 7, 1999 Updated 8/30/06;  07/20/08; 1/30/13 and 10/25/13by J. J. Maloney & J. Patrick O'ConnorRelated Story: Solving the JonBenet Case by Ryan Ross. (04/14/03)Editor's Note:The Boulder Daily Camera reported on January 27, 2013 that the Boulder Grand Jury...
Apr 24, 2009
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April 5, 2009 Mumia Abu-Jamal's 27 years on Death Row for a murder he did not commit would have turned almost anyone else into an embittered, defeated man. Instead, he has remained what he always was, "the voice of the voiceless," as he demonstrates yet again in his most...

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