Thursday, July 26, 2012

From the Archives


I've spent a fair amount of time this week with my door closed writing.  In a week's time I'm going to England to participate in an international symposium on therapeutic jurisprudence and problem-solving justice put together by Jane Donohue, a professor at the University of Oxford.  I'm delivering a paper with the working title, "Reflections on Two Decades of Success and Failure with Problem-Solving Courts," so I've had an excuse to go back through the archives of the Center for Court Innovation.  I've found a bunch of interesting stuff but I'll share just one document here: the original concept paper for the Red Hook Community Justice Center, which was one of the first things that I wrote after coming to work here back in 1994. 

While I'm on the subject of archival material, I also wanted to share this link to an unreleased KRS-One track entitled "It's Gettin' Hectic."  The song dates from 1993 and comes from the sessions that KRS-One did with DJ Premier for the Return of the Boom Bap album -- arguably the greatest hip-hop producer and MC working together at the top of their respective games.  How did this cut not make the album?  Every time that I get depressed about how much time I spend online, up pops a gem like this that probably would never have seen the light of day were it not for the Internet.  I'm praying that there's more where this came from...