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Heritage Report: When Art Becomes a Crime: A Case Study in OverCriminalization

Originally published at The Heritage Foundation by Andrew Grossman | 3/24/09
When Steven Kurtz awoke one morning in his Buffalo home to find his wife, Hope, unresponsive, he rushed to dial 911 and summon paramedics. It was May 11, 2004. He had no reason to expect that his wife’s fatal heart attack and his call to the authorities would mark the beginning of a four-year odyssey to the belly of the criminal-justice system. Continue Reading