LARRY HARTWIG ON HOW IT FEELS TO BE IMPLICATED

This case has been, in many ways, like being forced into a boxing ring.  The only thing is: you find out that your hands are tied to your sides.  You can neither punch nor defend yourself.  The best thing you can to is duck and weave to avoid them as best you can.  You hope that the referee notices, but he is oblivious.  Once he becomes aware, he does nothing to stop the fight or to free your hands.  You are pummeled, you get knocked down over and over again.  Sometimes you aren’t able to get up before the 8 count, but you keep getting up because you are fighting for your life.  You find out that there are no rules to the fight and no one will step in to free your hands.  You do the only thing you can under the circumstances.  You abandon the rules and fight back using your knees, feet, and head.