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Call the police?

April 7, 2010

Quick research into the restaurant manager’s city address determined that it was close to Baltimore, Maryland, where the the Community Conferencing Center run by Lauren Abramson is located.  I called Lauren and she said , “Sure we could help.”  Unfortunately, the manager called the police regardless of Cohen’s advice.  Here is my letter to the NYT’s magazine:

Dear New York Times Magazine Editor:

Having been a defense and prosecuting attorney, and health educator designing programs to help victims heal, and offenders desist from crime, I appreciated ethicist Randy Cohen’s advice for the restaurant manager to not call the police on the defrauding server.  Sorry the manager ignored it, and that he didn’t seek a restorative justice intervention….

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