Join us for an online event with Jessica Garrison, author of The Devil's Harvest: A Ruthless Killer, a Terrorized Community, and the Search for Justice in California's Central Valley, the gut-wrenching, unbelievable true story of Jose Martinez, and how the criminal justice system fails our country's most vulnerable immigrant communities. It melds the pacing and suspense of a true crime thriller with the rigor of top-notch investigative journalism. Jessica Garrison will be in conversation with author and historian Miriam Pawel (author of THE BROWNS OF CALIFORNIA and THE CRUSADES OF CESAR CHAVEZ).
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Drawing upon decades of case files, interrogation transcripts, on the ground reporting, full access to Jose Martinez and his family, along with Martinez's own handwritten journals, The Devil's Harvest digs into one of the most important moral questions haunting our politically divided nation today: why do some deaths-and some lives-matter more than others?
Jessica Garrison is West Coast investigations editor for BuzzFeed News and spent more than a decade as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times. She has received numerous awards, including a George Polk Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and a National Magazine Award for a series on immigrant guest workers. The book is based on Jessica’s BuzzFeed article, “‘I Killed Them All’: The Unbelievable Story of One of America's Bloodiest Hitmen.” That story has received over 5 million views.