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Suspicion nation : the inside story of the Trayvon Martin injustice and why we continue to repeat it

Author: Lisa Bloom
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Trials, litigation, etc
Trial and arbitral proceedings
Named Person: George Zimmerman; Trayvon Martin; Trayvon Martin; George Zimmerman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Bloom
ISBN: 9781619023277 161902327X 9781619024687 1619024683
OCLC Number: 860756299
Description: 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Other Titles: 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
Responsibility: Lisa Bloom.

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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.

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