Next week I’m flying to New York on a quick trip to tape for an upcoming John Stossel show. The show will examine the many problems with the criminal justice system.
The producer I spoke with wanted to talk about the Cory Maye case, and he actually wanted to fly Cory to New York to have him on the show. Cory’s pretty shy, but I initially thought I had talked him into it. A day later, Cory texted me to say that he couldn’t do it. The reason? He didn’t want to take time off from his job.
My first thought: Too bad. It would have been great to have him on the show. My second thought: In the grand scheme of things, the fact that he can’t come to New York because he’d rather not take time off from his job . . . is pretty goddamned awesome.
Anyway, over the last few months I’ve received email from some of you asking how he’s doing. I’d say he’s doing well. Part of the reason he doesn’t want to take time off right now: He has a baby girl on the way.
I don’t yet know when the show will air. But I’ll post it here when I find out.