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

By: Bloom, Lisa
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2014]Description: 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN: 9781619023277; 161902327XSubject(s): Martin, Trayvon, 1995-2012 | Zimmerman, George, 1983- | Racial profiling in law enforcement -- Florida -- Case studies | Neighborhood watch programs -- Florida -- Sanford | Self-defense (Law) -- Florida | Criminal justice, Administration of -- Florida | United States -- Race relations -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 363.2/3089 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.
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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 .<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> Suspicion Nation is a riveting courtroom drama that shines a bright light on a case we only thought we knew.<br>

Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-316).

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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 1)
  • Introduction: The Sixth Juror (p. 5)
  • Part 1 A Winnable Case is Lost
  • 1 The People Demand an Arrest (p. 35)
  • 2 The State Misses Its Best Evidence (p. 49)
  • 3 Too Squeamish to Talk About Race (p. 73)
  • 4 Bungling the Science (p. 93)
  • 5 The State's Star Witness, Rachel Jeantel, Is Neutralized (p. 123)
  • 6 Mishandling the 911 Call (p. 151)
  • 7 Closing Arguments: A Disaster for the Prosecution (p. 157)
  • 8 It's Not Over (p. 175)
  • Part 2 Fear and Lawlessness In Suspicion Nation
  • 9 "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" (p. 193)
  • 10 One Nation, Overgunned (p. 265)
  • 11 Bring It On, Make My Day, Stand Your Ground (p. 279)
  • Conclusion: Aligning Our Actions with Our CoreValues (p. 293)
  • Notes (p. 299)
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