It is a story such as Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton that begs judicial reform. Their story made both of them become pursuers of justice for others, and they share their story well. You can have my car. I'm intrigued and so I hope to see how this story is told. I felt so bad for Ms. In 1984 Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a stranger who broke into her apartment.
I can go on and on about my beliefs in the 'justice' system. To actually read the accounts of two people who were able to see beyond the horrible negative history they shared and become advocates for others and ultimately best of friends is a lesson for one and all! Media reports show the police immediately focused upon Richard Wanke because of what they thought of him and not because of any of the evidence found at the murder site. Cotton is tall and handsome, with baby-smooth skin and a warm, engaging smile. The book focuses more on the general aspects of how they felt, what was happening during the legal events. It truly is inspiring to see how they both, Cotton in particular, recover from the injustice. Cotton is found guilty and since he professes his innocence, ends Quick, easy read. I could feel his frustration as he told his story, and admire his stamina and methods of survival to find his place each time he was shipped off to yet another prison location, but most of all, I admire his ability to give total absolution to the one person who sealed his fate, and establish a close friendship.
She had never been so sure of anything. Han be persuasive to judge and jury, but it is unreliable. And if she couldn't kill him, she would do the next best thing. What follows is history, the exam at the hospital, the interview with police. I found this to be fascinating. There's the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, a probable innocent man who was executed in 2004, based on outdated arson theories.
His name was mentioned to police as a client who may have been unhappy with Clark, and that sufficed for the police to not question or suspect anyone else associated with attorney Clark; his family, his friends, his neighbors, his business associates, and any other unhappy clients he may have had. The stakes are much higher now. And when her perfect world was ripped apart, the petite blonde with the dark, expressive eyes became something she could never have imagined. Someday, somewhere, the truth is going to come out in my case. She was sure of her identification.
Removes presumption that withness is oblige to choose someone from abailable options. The police show her a photo line up and a physical line up - both where she picks Ronald Cotton. Sentence credits have the potential to begin to reduce prison overcrowding, but has so far not. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-- and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives. Told by both the accused and victim, this is a great story of injustice, redemption, compassion and forgiveness. He will sing his special song. She is briefly mentioned at the end - but the reader is never told - was she informed the mistakes that occurred? If I was Mr Cotton, I'm not sure I could have forgiven her.
In silent terror, he watched as the system labeled him a rapist. One, I think the ending could have been stronger with more descriptions about the impact they have had on reforming the justice system. Witnesses opportunity to view perpitrator 2. He got his dates mixed up. Gauldin said Thompson did not immediately identify a photo, taking her time to study each picture. Jennifer and Ronald show us all what human grace is all about. A little bruised and battered for a younger generation who feels that news has to have a punch line like a variety show, and that there is no reason to care about what a corporation is doing beyond what Tina Fey jokes about on Saturday Night Live.
Over and over, she wondered: How could she have made such a terrible mistake? He will tell her that the woman who was once the perfect witness is now his friend. There is a section in which there is a trial and the lawyers are in a heated argument with the judge. So a while ago there was an interesting 60 minute show about this report of trauma and mistake in identity. He had forgotten the power of Jennifer Thompson. . There were a few places where race was named in rather odd ways, and many where it was not.
Jennifer ends up joining the Innocence Commission in North Carolina - but she doesn't mention it. He tried to believe what his father kept telling him - that someday justice would prevail. They were hanging right behind Gauldin's head. One day, about a year after Cotton was convicted, another man joined him working in the prison kitchen. The police show her a photo line up and a physical line up - both where she picks Ronald Cotton. This book really captured the injustice of what happened to these two people - the horror of being raped, and the horror of being incorrectly incarcerated.
Just hours after her ordeal, after a jaded doctor swabbed her for semen samples in a hospital, she sat in a police station with Det. It will make you a little emotional at times, but it's very inspirational. Police were once unaware of the fragility of human memory, but can no longer claim ignorance of proper procedures and the general inaccuracy of eyewitness testimony. A police lineup identification was made by one of the victims. He had burglary cases in 1991 and 2006, but neither involved weapons, violence, or residential burglary. A week later, she sat across a table from six men holding numbered cards.