Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case
What began that night shocked Duke University and Durham, North Carolina.
And it continues to captivate the nation: the Duke lacrosse team members' alleged rape of an African-American stripper and the unraveling of the case against them.
In this ever-deepening American tragedy, Stuart Taylor Jr. and KC Johnson argue, law enforcement, a campaigning prosecutor, biased journalists, and left-leaning academics repeatedly refused to pursue the truth while scapegoats were made of these young men, recklessly tarnishing their lives.
The story harbors multiple dramas, including the actions of a DA running for office; the inappropriate charges that should have been apparent to academics at Duke many months ago; the local and national media, who were so slow to take account of the publicly available evidence; and the appalling reactions of law enforcement, academia, and many black leaders.
Until Proven Innocent is the only book that covers all five aspects of the case (personal, legal, academic, political, and media) in a comprehensive fashion. Based on interviews with key members of the defense team, many of the unindicted lacrosse players, and Duke officials, it is also the only book to include interviews with all three of the defendants, their families, and their legal teams.
Taylor and Johnson's coverage of the Duke case was the earliest, most honest, and most comprehensive in the country, and here they take the idiocies and dishonesty of right- and left-wingers alike head on, shedding new light on the dangers of rogue prosecutors and police and a cultural tendency toward media-fueled travesties of justice. The context of the Duke case has vast import and contains likable heroes, unfortunate victims, and memorable villains--and in its full telling, it is captivating nonfiction with broad political, racial, and cultural relevance to our times.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SigmundFraud - LibraryThing
Shocking. the rush to find guilty by allegedly intelligent people is frightening. Tough to take but a must read. You will be ready to deep six political correctness after this book. Read full review
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A clearly written expose of the "rush to judgement" of some of the Duke faculty when three members of the lacrosse team were unjustly accused of rape by a stripper who was a part-time North Carolina ... Read full review
1 DREAMS OF GLORY
2 AN UGLY SCENE DUKE MEETS DURHAM
3 SO MANY STORIES SO FEW INJURIES
4 POLICE BUILDING A CASE WITHOUT EVIDENCE
5 COPS IGNITE FIRESTORM DUKE RUNS FOR COVER
6 THE MOST DANGEROUS POWER ENTER NIFONG
7 THE DEFENSE FIGHTS BACK
8 ACADEMIC McCARTHYISM
15 FANTASTIC LIES
16 LACROSSE REINSTATED WITH DISRESPECT
17 NIFONG DEFIES GRAVITY WITH HELP FROM FRIENDS
18 TURNING THE TIDE
19 NIFONGS PYRRHIC VICTORY
20 THE CONSPIRACY UNRAVELS
21 DEFENDANT NIFONG
22 DISGRACE AND EXONERATION
9 POLITICALLY CORRECT SENSATIONALISM
10 RICHARD BRODHEADS TEST OF COURAGE
11 POLITICS TRUMPS LAW
12 BLIND INJUSTICE INDICTED AFTER PROVEN INNOCENT
13 NIFONG DEFEATS THE EVIDENCE
14 EXPERTS VINDICATE LAXERS DUKE HARASSES THEM
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Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of ...
Stuart Taylor, Jr.,K. C. Johnson
No preview available - 2007