John Grisham has been a favorite author of mine since fourth grade when I picked up A Time to Kill for the first of many times. That fictional novel was the start of my love for his exciting, fast paced storytelling and The Firm, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Chamber and The Testament joined A Time to Kill on my list of favorite books. Lucky for me, upon receiving this assignment, Grisham turns out his first work of nonfiction The Innocent Man.
[...] The innocent man by John Grisham: A review Excerpt from the book jacket: If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you. John Grisham has been a favorite author of mine since fourth grade when I picked up A Time to Kill for the first of many times. [...]
[...] The police department and, later, the jury dismissed these obvious inconsistencies and tried and convicted Fontenot and Ward. In a similar situation, Fritz and Williamson once confessed to the murder of Debbie Carter, then, every time after, claimed they were innocent. Even though, again, there were obvious discrepancies in the facts, the police were so convinced that Williamson and Fritz committed the crime, they ignored those facts. Grisham does a great job shedding light on how easy it is for police to presume guilt [...]
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