Recounts the true story, reported on by the program, 60 Minutes, of a black officer in the Marines convicted for a murder he did not commit, and the female civil rights activist who helped win his acquittal.
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In light of all the media hype surrounding the O. J. Simpson trial, this true account of the Lindsey Scott case is timely. In 1983, a woman was attacked near the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. The victim's description of her assailant prompted the military officers to convict and court-martial Corporal Lindsey Scott, the only black MP in the Quantico Criminal Investigation Division, despite his pleas of innocence. The case became a five-year obsession for civil rights activist Lori Jackson to see that Scott was vindicated. Her dedication to the fight for Scott's "justice" was the catalyst for his ultimate release. Jackson's persistent involvement ensured that Scott had the best legal representation, continuous publicity (even reported by 60 Minutes), and her personal commitment as an investigative supporter. Throughout this ordeal, racism and poor investigative analysis of the crime were documented in more that one instance. Scott was a victim of a racist military investigation. It was Jackson's unstoppable probing that helped Scott to prove his innocence. Lillian Lewis
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Book Description Berkley, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0425147258
Book Description Berkley, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110425147258