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Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why…

by Lisa Bloom

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Super interesting look at the Trayvon Martin case, especially the evidence that the prosecution had but did not present in the manner that would have convinced the jury - especially the location of Zimmerman's gun. Also looks at systemic discrimination in the justice system and overall within the US education and social systems. The title derives from the suspicion that most US citizens have of black youth and how that ripples negatively throughout the justice system, including the Trayvon Martin case, where "race" was not an issue. ( )
  CarterPJ | Jun 6, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 161902327X, Hardcover)

What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation.

Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled by what she witnessed. Bloom now exposes the injustice, conducting new in-depth interviews with key trial participants and digging deeper into the evidence. Suspicion Nation outlines the six biggest mistakes made by the state of Florida that guaranteed it would lose this “winnable case,” and the laws and biases that created the conditions for this tragedy.

The only nonwhite juror tells her story of painful isolation in the jury room. Rachel Jeantel, the state's star witness, reveals how poorly the state prepared her to testify and what went through her mind on the stand. The medical examiner reveals scientific evidence he wasn’t allowed to present. And a new examination of Trayvon's school suspensions raises questions about racial profiling, all in a country divided over issues of race, gun laws, and violence.

Suspicion Nation is a riveting courtroom drama that shines a bright light on a case we only thought we knew.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:35 -0400)

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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