Incident at Howard Beach: The Case For Murder

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9780399135002: Incident at Howard Beach: The Case For Murder

Outlines the prosecution's successful manslaughter convictions for the white youths involved in the killing

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On December 19, 1986, 12 white youths assaulted two black men, causing one to die on the expressway in the Howard Beach section of Queens, New York. This tragic event set in motion the most celebrated racial trials in recent years. With the aid of Newsday reporter Drury, Hynes, the special prosecutor on the case, gives this account the sharp detail and breakneck speed that keeps the reader interested throughout "The Incident," "The Investigation," and "The Trial." The pace only slackens when the narrative is interrupted with sideline stories and details about Hynes's personal life or peripheral people involved in the case. Overall, however, the authors have provided a well-balanced case study of a big city's racial dilemma and how its criminal justice system deals with it. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/89.
- David Nudo, New York
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

The 1986 racial attack by white teenagers in Howard Beach, Queens, that left one black man dead and another severely beaten polarized New York City and came to symbolize festering racism. Hynes, who obtained three manslaughter convictions as State Special Prosecutor in the case, painstakingly re-creates his investigation in this brisk, evenhanded, modestly told procedural, written with Newsday reporter Drury. The account of the much-publicized trial is powerfully dramatic. Although the authors refrain from discussing the broad implications of the case, they offer withering portrayals of those involved, from Queens D. A. John Santucci to Mayor Edward Koch; in Hynes's telling, attorney Alton Maddox and Rev. Al Sharpton used the Howard Beach attack to further their own militant agenda.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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