Criminal Law, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Social Media, Soering

Söring’s Upcoming Media Offensive, and Mine

I am still working on an English translation of the complaint I filed with the ZDF yesterday. But I have some interesting news about Jens Söring. Anyone who thought he was going to resume his private life and focus on the future was surely disabused by his performance on Markus Lanz last week. But there's… Continue reading Söring’s Upcoming Media Offensive, and Mine

Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Discrimination Law, Miscarriages of Justice, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Policy, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

10 Commandments for Better Reporting on American Criminal Trials

In December 2019, I was cordially invited by the German media-criticism website Übermedien to write a critique of how German journalists cover American criminal court cases. I decided to focus on two German documentaries about Germans in prison for murder in the United States. The result was published here (g) on January 23. I've translated that… Continue reading 10 Commandments for Better Reporting on American Criminal Trials

Criminal Law, Self-Promotion, Soering, Uncategorized

A Short Jens Söring FAQ About Me and My Motivations

I've been getting lots of inquiries about who I am and why I have written so extensively about the Jens Söring case. So here's a FAQ. 1. Why do you hate Jens Söring? I don't. I've never met Söring, and I doubt I ever will. He strikes me as intelligent and articulate, with many positive… Continue reading A Short Jens Söring FAQ About Me and My Motivations

Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering

A New Report about the Söring Case

Jens Söring returned home to Germany on December 17. He was greeted by a throng of reporters and supporters at the airport at Frankfurt am Main. He gave a very short statement thanking his supporters and stating that, for the time being, he wanted to focus on adjusting to life in freedom in Germany. I… Continue reading A New Report about the Söring Case

Criminal Law, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering

The “One Article to Read” About Jens Söring

My long piece about Jens Söring in the FAZ has fortunately produced no shitstorms, but instead favorable commentary, for which I'm grateful. In fact, a columnist for the German media website Meedia titled a weekly roundup of media news: "If you read just one article about the Jens Söring case, please make it this one… Continue reading The “One Article to Read” About Jens Söring