Book: Circumstances of Offense - Robert "Saint" Bailey on Death Row by Chris Dahl
categories: Book, True Crime, Murder, Gang, Gangster, Serial Killer, Simon City Royals, Thug, Hip Hop, Psychology, Death Row
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Chris Dahl about this book: Book Two of the Death Row Stories Series focuses on Robert "Saint" Bailey, the Simon City Royals gangster who shot a law enforcement officer to death on Easter Sunday in 2006, the crime that got him the death sentence.
This is a book of true crime, but it is also an autobiography of sorts. Bailey wrote letters to the author, dozens of pages at a time, written in large, alomost childlike block printing, that described his childhood of petty crimes on the streets of Milwaukee, his early gang life, his eventual rise to massive drug dealer -- and, of course, the murder that landed him on the "row".
Like each book in the Death Row Stories series, Bailey's story begs the question of how much we are created by life's circumstances and how much we exert our free will to shape our existence. Furthermore, this book, as well as the others, demonstrates the complexity of the human personality, showing how we are not all evil -- or all good. We all have light and dark in our souls; the men in the Death Row Stories books simply gave into the darkness. Check it out.
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