By Kate WoodrowPublished Feb 10, 2018 04:38:24When Emmaus attorney, John Sartore, called to tell me about the ongoing legal battle, I was stunned.
I’m a big fan of legal representation, he said.
And I was going to represent Emmaus in its struggle with the Department of Public Safety, he explained, which could potentially ruin the entire city.
He had been practicing for over 20 years and had a deep understanding of how to get a good outcome for the city.
I told him I didn’t think I’d be able to get him on the case.
I knew the department’s chief of police would want to fight, but the city was on shaky ground, and there was no money for a court-appointed attorney.
So, Sartole sent me to Emmaus.
And as I got there, I saw a big, gray sign that read, “Attorney John Sastore.”
Emmaus’ lawyer is a lawyer named Richard Whelan, who specializes in public defender’s law, a specialty that was born out of the New York City Legal Services Corporation.
When I asked Sarto to explain his process, he described it this way:I’ll ask questions, and then I’ll get back to you.
“I’ll take the questions and then answer them,” he said, explaining the process.
“Sometimes I’ll take things to court and then they’ll go to the trial, and sometimes they won’t.”
So Sartone, with a partner, walked me through the process, including the legal documents he needed, including a letter from the city attorney asking for an appointment.
After I signed a document, I asked him to send me a copy of the letter.
When I asked for the appointment, I got a quick, blank email reply, and the next thing I knew, the case was over.
Sartore told me he’d be happy to talk to me about any other cases he’s been assigned, or if he had any other requests.
When we spoke on the phone, I said I wanted to know about the challenges Emmaus faces, and Sartores response: “Well, it’s hard to say because I don’t know.”
As Emmaus struggles with a high rate of homicide, it has the highest rate of violent crime in the city, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Sartored said he’d like to see a higher rate of prosecutions.
Emmaus is also a small town, so we didn’t talk much about that, but I said that the homicide rate is so high that I’d like it to go down.
And he said that he was glad that he didn’t have to take that step.
“You know, if you look at the numbers, there are no other small towns where we have this high number of homicides, and I think it’s really unfortunate that this is something that is happening here,” he told me.
“I mean, it makes me sick to my stomach,” said Emmaus resident John, who did not want to give his last name for fear of reprisal.
“Because if there’s a homicide here, then I’m going to feel like I’m not safe.
I’m worried that I won’t be able get back in my neighborhood.
I don.t think that it’s something that we can just put a stop to.
I think we have to get better at this.
His father was a minister in the Bronx, and his mother was a social worker. “
Sartores’ work has a lot of roots in his upbringing in a small, Catholic community in the south Bronx.
His father was a minister in the Bronx, and his mother was a social worker.
The family moved to the city in the 1970s, settling in New Hyde Park.
Sarthore grew up in a family of hardworking Catholics, and as a teenager, he was able to overcome his family’s hardships.
As a child, he worked hard and became a professional musician and a student, playing the violin and guitar.
Sarthore was accepted to Yale University, and at the age of 17, he enrolled in a program that would later become known as the College of William and Mary.
He graduated from William & Mary in 1987, and after three years he moved to New York, where he worked as a public defender in Manhattan.
He earned a master’s degree from New York University in 1990 and a law degree from Yale Law School in 1995.
In 1998, he represented Emmaus, a small community of about 150 residents.
Emmauses homicide rate has tripled in the past three years, and in the last two years alone, it hit nearly 20 homicides, a rate that Sartorer said he could not understand.
He said he was also concerned about the lack of representation in the public defender office in the town.”
We’re not even a small county, let alone a small city,” he explained. “We’re