Virulently and violently racist Dylann Roof hit the jackpot by getting David Bruck assigned as the lead trial lawyer in his federal hate crime/South Carolina church massacre trial. Roof has squandered that away by reducing Mr. Bruck to standby counsel during the capital sentencing trial...
At some point, people detained pending their criminal trials -- and their friends and family -- let their guard down that all their conversations (save attorney-client communications, ordinarily) are tape-recorded and often reviewed and used by law enforcement and prosecutors.
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Jon Katz Practices in the Following Courts and Beyond