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Short Summary of David's Salvation
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from Hell to Heaven
dbj volume april-may-2000 Enemies, Exodus, Rapture
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January 2001 Reaching Out to Victims, Forgiving Myself
February 2001 Typewriters, Mayor Beam, Innis Cosby
March 2001EArthquakes, Jim is Dead, Black and Satanic Metal, Zero Tolerance
VOLUME a JUNE 2001 My Birthday, Another Miracle
VOLUME b JUNE 2001 Setting Things in Order, I Will Bless the Lord
VOLUME c JUNE 2001 I'm Only An Example, God's Mercy
VOLUME a OCTOBER 2002 Lockdown, Sniper Shootings
VOLUME b OCTOBER 2002 Caught Sleeping, Larry King, Suffering
VOLUME NOVEMBER 2002a Three For Jesus, Getting Out
VOLUME b NOVEMBER 2002 Jailhouse Missionaries, Wendell Judd
VOLUME c NOVEMBER 2002 Weakness, Thanksgiving
VOLUME (a) DECEMBER 2002 Son of Suffering, Mack
VOLUME (b) DECEMBER 2002 Andy Tant, The Choice is Yours
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David' Full Tract Testimony
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Danny's Song
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London Terror
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an evil time
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judge alexander testimony
The Invisible Kid
Jesus at the Door
Red Lake Massacre
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Torment to Salvation
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cultivating the fruits of the spirit
praying for one another
enduring physical woes
suffering teaches patience
the wasted death of frank di marco
prison violence
a walk in the yard
victory report from brooklyn tabernacle
Jesus gets the credit
chuck's son
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comments on gay marriage
richard's divorce
April 2004
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dear friend sister jean
"Danny's Transfer"
response from focus on the family
the power of praise
light afflictions
columbine anniversary
The Lord Uses Women
the other side of the wall
joseph's great example
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changing of seasons
VOLUME AUGUST 2005 a Family Day
volume a May 2006 He's Always With Me
VOLUME b May 2006 1-800-BADADVICE
VOLUME c MAY 2006 Open Doors, God's Will
VOLUME JUNE 2006 (a) Birthday Move, Painting a New Cell
VOLUME JUNE 2006 (b) Prison Retreat, Larry's Coat
VOLUME JUNE 2006 (c) God's Presence, True Love
VOLUME JUNE 2006 (d)Betrayal, Surprise Good News
A Statement of Facts


Last year David Berkowitz found it necessary to bring a lawsuit against the man who for a short length of time served as his lawyer.
One of the duties of a lawyer with a prisoner for a client is to hold for safekeeping his client's personal property, such as papers, documents, pictures, etc.
David had given his personal papers and documents and pictures to  lawyer Hugo Harmatz for safekeeping, because a prison cell is a difficult place to store valuable property.
Lawyer Harmatz then informed David Berkowitz that he considered himself the owner of the property, and was going to use it to help the sales of a book he had compiled about David.
The book consisted mostly of letters that people had written to David concerning how David's Christian testimony had helped them in their lives.  Yet David had only given Mr. Harmatz the letters to hold safe, and never gave any permission for them to be published.
The property included college papers, college diploma, financial records, important  prison documents, and family pictures of David's Bar Mitzvah, and his deceased mother.
He had told David that he was going to put together a "youthful offenders program", but such a program never materialized.
So, David had to hire another lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, and sued for the return of his property.
Judge Sherry Heitler decided in favor of the plaintiff, and ordered Mr. Harmatz to return each item of David's property.
She also ordered that all profits from the sale of Mr. Harmatz' book be given to the New York State Crime Victim's Board, to be distributed to the victims of the Son of Sam shootings.   This order follows the spirit of what is called the Son of Sam law.  This law was passed to prevent criminals making money from writing about their crimes. 
David is very relieved that this long ordeal is over.  

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