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by Stuart Taylor Jr.,KC Johnson

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Author:
Stuart Taylor Jr.,KC Johnson
ISBN13:
978-0312384869
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0312384866
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St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (September 30, 2008)
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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. It is also the only book to include interviews with all three of the defendants, their families, and their legal teams

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. It is also the only book to include interviews with all three of the defendants, their families, and their legal teams. And now it includes an up-to-date epilogue detailing the aftershocks and conclusion of the case. Taylor and Johnson's coverage of the Duke case was the earliest, most honest, and most comprehensive in the country, and here they take on the idiocies and dishonesty of right- and left-wingers alike, shedding new light.

Now Until Proven Innocent, a new book about the false allegations of rape against three Duke lacrosse players . The analysis of the notorious Duke rape case in this book is hard to accept

Now Until Proven Innocent, a new book about the false allegations of rape against three Duke lacrosse players, can join these galvanizing cautionary tales. Taylor and Johnson have made a gripping contribution to the literature of the wrongly accused. They remind us of the importance of constitutional checks on prosecutorial abuse. The analysis of the notorious Duke rape case in this book is hard to accept. According to Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, this episode was not just a terrible injustice to three young men. It exposed a fever of political correctness that is more virulent than ever on American campuses and throughout society.

Until Proven Innocent is the only book that covers all five aspects of the case . Until Proven Innocent is a stunning book. The Wall Street Journal.

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. In this American tragedy, Stuart Taylor, J. 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.

She casually informed me that both at prep school in Shaker Heights, Ohio and at college at Northwestern, she had experienced similar problems. In every case, she said, professors had seen the light and increased her grade.

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Until Proven Innocent book. 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. Until Proven Innocent helped me reconcile many of the raw thoughts I have had regarding political correctness with factual evidence and verbose, exhaustive arguments.

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A new book paints the Duke lacrosse rape case as a cautionary tale . Now Until Proven Innocent, a new book about the false allegations of rape against three Duke lacrosse players, can join these galvanizing cautionary tales.

Praise for Until Proven Innocent Written by Stuart Taylor Jr. and . Johnson, Until Proven Innocent is the most compelling true crime book of the year. The book is crammed full of salacious details, scientific details, background details, et. but it never feels overwhelming. After reading the book, though, you will feel disgusted, if not outraged. 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.

Until Proven Innocent NPR coverage of Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness . Until Proven Innocent. But apart from the disputed rape charge, the lacrosse players’ infractions, though numerous, ranged from minor down to trivial.

Until Proven Innocent NPR coverage of Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case by Stuart, Jr. Taylor and K. C. Johnson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case. They had been involved in no serious misconduct. They had no record of racism, sexism, violence, or bullying.

"A masterful examination of the pathetic rush to judgment in the Duke rape case." ―John Grisham

The full story of the Duke Lacrosse case, by the authors who broke it

In this 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. 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. It is also the only book to include interviews with all three of the defendants, their families, and their legal teams. And now it includes an up-to-date epilogue detailing the aftershocks and conclusion of the case. Taylor and Johnson's coverage of the Duke case was the earliest, most honest, and most comprehensive in the country, and here they take on the idiocies and dishonesty of right- and left-wingers alike, shedding new light on the danger of a cultural tendency toward media-fueled travesties of justice. The context of the Duke case has vast import, and in its full telling, it is captivating nonfiction with broad political, racial, and cultural relevance to our times.

"Taylor and Johnson have made a gripping contribution to the literature of the wrongly accused." ―The New York Times Book Review"Until Proven Innocent is a stunning book." ―The Wall Street Journal"Vivid, at times chilling . . . their most biting scorn is aimed at the ‘academic McCarthyism' that they say has infected top-rate American universities like Duke." ―Newsweek"A superb new book . . . a book that not only reads like a legal thriller, but also exposes deep problems with America's legal system and academic culture." ―The Economist

  • This is an amazing tale of political correctness run amok. For unfathomable reasons, substantial segments of the news media, academia, the criminal justice system, and virtually the entire Duke administration desperately wanted a fictitious narrative to be true: namely, that Duke University Lacrosse/Fraternity Brothers raped an innocent struggling single mother.
    There was no truth at all to the narrative, yet it was so enticing to these progressive nitwits that they could not acknowledge its obvious falsity, which was apparent from the earliest moments of the "investigation". Law enforcement, particularly the District Attorney, needed it to be true so he could posture as the protector of downtrodden minorities to assist his election campaign in a heavily minority area.
    Everyone should read this book.

  • A scary look at political correctness in academia today. I am writing from the Lansing MI area as a retired MSU faculty member. Today we are living in the post Nassar scandal and the alleged basketball players scandal. Here you can insert Lansing area names and groups for the ones at Duke. The local newspapers have a front page on these issues nearly every day. The local politicians are all jumping on board. The usual suspects are out with their banners and are calling for resignations all over the place. Just like at Duke its guilty till proven innocent. By far the worst are as at Duke the politicians and like at Duke pandering with an election in the fall. Just disgusting.

  • This is what Duke President Richard Brodhead said in a belated public apology was the most important lesson learned from the Duke lacrosse case. I won't comment on how sincere or even inadvertently true this statement might have been, but I think it's more relevant than the reference to political correctness in the book's subtitle.
    The amount of corruption revealed in the prosecutor's handling of the case, the university administration and faculty's reactions and the media's commentary is just astounding. And what leads me to emphasize prejudice/prejudging is the disturbing parallels between this case and detailed accounts of the Salem witch hysteria and trials. I realize that "witch-hunt" is an overused label, but in this case it points to an historically important precedent. There is repetition in the recital of facts, but this book will hold your interest from beginning to end.

  • More details were covered in this book, so it was good to read this one in addition to the other book mentioned in my header. So many lessons can be learned from this case. I did think this book went a little long and got somewhat "preachy" towards the end, but it was well worth the read. This book and a documentary called Facing Darkness have completely changed the way I look at any news presented by the media. Things are not always what they seem. Terrific book. I am glad it was written.

  • I loved this book. It will disturb you that some people and entities can be so unethical. It is a warning to everyone of how your life can change so drastically by decisions that seem to be of little consequence. This was a "perfect storm" bred from a series of events that exploded into something that never should have been. The role of the press with disturb you to no end. I will never forget this book.

  • Very informative, a lot more people should be aware of this information. The only drawbacks would be that it gets a bit monotonous at the end, and it may make you angry at the horrible ordeal these 3 boys went through and at the self-righteousness of many of the people responsible for it.

  • This book clearly shows can happen with zealous, dishonest prosecutors. Had these young men not had big money to defend themselves, they would be in prison.

  • This is a well told, documented, detailed look at the Duke Lacrosse case where 3 Duke students were prosecuted/persecuted because of their race and their background. It's kind of hard to believe this stuff is still going on.

    The book begins at the beginning, with the events that lead to this travesty, and it follows it til the end where the 3 students were exonerated. In this time period we get a cool headed, ground level view of a witch hunt in action and it makes for gripping, read it on the bus, read it at dinner, can't put it down reading.

    My only knock on it is the last chapter, which was an overview of similar travesties. It wasn't part of the narrative the rest of the book was about, and I read it with much less enthusiasm, despite the fact that I found it well argued and written.