As three condors circled lazily in an updraft above the rugged golden landscape of the Los Padres National Forest on Thursday, Freed talked about what drew him to the majestic birds with their 9 1/2-foot wingspans.
Freed, 43, of Ojai spends his days mitigating hazards that interfere with the condors' recovery.
Three of the five chicks that have died in the Sespe in the past three years perished after ingesting microtrash, Freed said.
Freed said it was his first prosecution after joining the City Attorney's Office following eight years as a defense attorney and as a municipal court judge pro tem.
Freed said he went to supervising city attorneys Bernie Brown and Susan Zimber for advice.
What they wanted me to do was dismiss the case without saying anything,'' Freed recalled.
To Clarke, slavery lacked a harsh racial dimension; it was an unfortunate and temporary legal circumstance which an economic transaction could terminate, and the freed person could merge into society.
The newly freed persons, generally mistresses or children of the grantors of liberty, stayed in Florida, again in violation of the law.