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Suspicion Nation [electronic resource]: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

Lisa Bloom
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2014]
Language
English
Variant Title
Inside story of the Trayvon Martin injustice and why we continue to repeat it
Story of the Trayvon Martin injustice and why we continue to repeat it
ISBN
9781619023277 (hbk), 161902327X (hbk), 9781619024687, 1619024683
Summary
The award-winning journalist who covered the trial discusses the laws, culture and conditions that exist in modern America that allowed George Zimmerman to be fully acquitted after killing an unarmed, black teenager in his gated Florida community.
Contents
  • Foreword / Jeffrey Toobin
  • Introduction: The sixth juror
  • PART ONE: A winnable case is lost
  • 1. The people demand an arrest
  • 2. The state misses its best evidence
  • 3. Too squeamish to talk about race
  • 4. Bungling the science
  • 5. The state's star witness, Rachel Jeantel, is neutralized
  • 6. Mishandling the 911 call
  • 7. Closing arguments: a disaster for the prosecution
  • 8. It's not over
  • PART TWO: Fear and lawlessness in suspicion nation
  • 9. "Everyone's a little bit racist"
  • 10. One nation, overgunned
  • 11. Bring it on, make my day, stand your ground
  • Conclusion: Aligning our actions with our core values
  • Notes.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-316).
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