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No Crueler Tyrannies : Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times
by Dorothy Rabinowitz

Overview - In "No Crueler Tyrannies, " Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dorothy Rabinowitz re-frames the facts, reconsiders the evidence, and demystifies the proceedings of some of America's most harrowing cases of failed justice. Recalling the hysteria that accompanied the child sex-abuse witch-hunts of the 1980s and 1990s, Rabinowitz's investigative study brings to life such alarming examples of prosecutorial terrors as the case against New Jersey nursery school worker Kelly Michaels, absurdly accused of 280 counts of sexual assault; the as-yet-unfinished story of Gerald Amirault's involvement in the Fells Acres scandal; Patrick Griffin, a respected physician whose life and reputation were destroyed by one false accusation of molestation; and Miami policeman Grant Snowden's sentencing of five consecutive life terms for a crime that, as proved in court eleven years later, he did not commit.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In "No Crueler Tyrannies, " Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dorothy Rabinowitz re-frames the facts, reconsiders the evidence, and demystifies the proceedings of some of America's most harrowing cases of failed justice. Recalling the hysteria that accompanied the child sex-abuse witch-hunts of the 1980s and 1990s, Rabinowitz's investigative study brings to life such alarming examples of prosecutorial terrors as the case against New Jersey nursery school worker Kelly Michaels, absurdly accused of 280 counts of sexual assault; the as-yet-unfinished story of Gerald Amirault's involvement in the Fells Acres scandal; Patrick Griffin, a respected physician whose life and reputation were destroyed by one false accusation of molestation; and Miami policeman Grant Snowden's sentencing of five consecutive life terms for a crime that, as proved in court eleven years later, he did not commit.
By turns a shocking expose, a much-needed postmortem, and a required-reading assignment for prosecutors and judges alike, "No Crueler Tyrannies" is ultimately an inspiring book about the courage of ordinary citizens who believe in the American judicial system enough to fight for due process.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743228404
  • ISBN-10: 0743228405
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publish Date: March 2004
  • Page Count: 239

Series: Wall Street Journal Book

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