Gerald Weaver, aka Redmond Herring
Gerald Weaver, grew up in a small town in Southern Minnesota during the "nineteen-sixties" era when many Americans believed they were living at the dawn of a golden age, setting the stage for the rest of the decade. As a fourth-generation German imingrant, young Weaver was raised in a middle class, Christian home, with an idyllic life, the“American Dream.”
However, by the end the “Great Society,” 10-years later, the unreasonable social vision became a nightmare for young men who were forced into the arm services (the draft). John F. Kennedy was assiassinated during Gerald’s senior year in high school, the Vietnam War escalated, young men were forced to alter their futures and discharge their dreams for a better life. Weaver lived in the mist of a dramatic uphevel that changed social attitudes towards blacks and homosexuals. Mainly because these men were unwanted in the military.
Gerald took notice to the civil arrest in the 1970s, the Greatest Generation started the moment of Equal Rights for minorities, black, gays, and for women. Realizing the injustice in America, Weaver’s attitude began to change as he grew older, facing employment responsibilities, family development and ecomonic disparaties while learning to accept social inequities.
Living through 50-years of social unrest America, Weaver realized he had a responsibility to tell the “behind-the-scenes” stories that challenged the average middle class. Stories untold by political leaders, stories of how US laws destroyed families, and stories of how financial differences caused great imbalance in the judicial system.
Gerald Weaver, created his protagonist, Redmond Herring, to be a defender for the victims of social indifference. During the 1990s, after witnessing unfair courtroom procedures and corrupt discrimination in four different state courts, the author documented the legal injustice in two county courts, two district courts and the 8th US District Court. Herring became a legal advocate in matters relating to Juvenile Court, Family Court, Divorce Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court. Herring acquired an unique perspective to the unfairness of judges, prosecutors, public defenders and the Federal Government.
Realizing how the legal system influenced his personal fate, the author took notice to how social injustice effects everyone's life... criminals are exonerated after years of fighting the courts, families are broken apart by insensitive judges, minor legal violations escalate into capital offenses when the system fails to protect the accused.
Redmond Herring books are a collection of common experiences that are outside the realm of social awareness.
Escape from Freedom and Living in a Lie expose the inequities of US laws that harm women, children, and the impoverished. Herring’s third novel, soon to be released, Sakatah Man illustrates the bigotry and bias that existed in the 1970s, and still in the 21st Century.