Cry Rape : The True Story of One Woman's Harrowing Quest for Justice (Paperback)

Author: Lueders, Bill

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        "Cry Rape" dramatically exposes the criminal justice system’ s capacity for error as it recounts one woman’ s courageous battle in the face of adversity. In September 1997, a visually impaired woman named Patty was raped by an intruder in her home in Madison, Wisconsin. The rookie detective assigned to her case came to doubt Patty’ s account and focused the investigation on her. Using pressure and lies, he got her to recant, then had her charged with falsely reporting a crime. The charges were eventually dropped, but Patty continued to demand justice, filing complaints and a federal lawsuit against the police. All were rebuffed. But later, as the result of her perseverance, a startling discovery was made. Even then, Patty’ s ordeal was far from over.
        Other books have dealt with how police and prosecutors bend and break the law in their zeal to prevail. This one focuses instead on how the gravest injustice can be committed with the best of intentions, and how one woman’ s bravery and persistence finally triumphed.


Publisher Terrace Books
Mfg Part# 9780299219642
SKU 204229416
Format Paperback
ISBN10 029921964X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0277
Publisher Terrace Books

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