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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (May 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439235902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439235904
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,499,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Hershel Parker on July 7, 2009
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You need to buy R. B. Parrish's THE DUKE LACROSSE CASE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF THE MODERN SCOTTSBORO even if you already have the two best books on the subject so far, Taylor-Johnson UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT and the Yaeger-Pressler IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TRUTH. Taylor called the Internet LIESTOPPERS Forum "an amazing performance of journalism on the fly." Well, his and Johnson's UPI was an amazing performance of history written on the fly. IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TRUTH remains essential for lacrosse-coach Pressler's contributions, which include his daughter Janet's brave 24 March 2007 letter to the hapless President of Duke University, Richard Brodhead. Parrish's book, THE DUKE LACROSSE CASE, walks the reader step by step through several appalling and sometimes downright horrific sequences.
"Case Narrative: Before the Beginning" sets up the background of Durham police department and Duke University cooperation in cracking down on underage drinking in off-campus housing. "The Party" traces the events of 13 and 14 March 2006 which culminated with a black stripper, Crystal Mangum, falsely accusing a varying number of white lacrosse players with raping and beating her. "The Road to the Hospital" traces the start of the case, a 911 call by Mangum's stripping partner, claiming that fraternity boys used offensive language. Mangum, who had a police record of making false accusations of rape, belatedly began making rape charges, retracting them, and repeating them.
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An interesting, evenhanded book using original documents comparing and contrasting the Scottsboro case; the Tawana Brawley case and the Duke lacrosse case in terms of accused people and the effects of such court cases on the individuals directly involved and the immediate communities and the wider society.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GregMcNeal on September 15, 2010
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This book is mostly document excerpts, it's a little light on the analysis. The author could have done a better job connecting the excerpts through a more logical ordering. If you're looking for primary documents this is a helpful starting point, but if you are unfamiliar with the case this will leave you wanting.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gary L. Packwood on June 18, 2009
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The author lays out the Duke University lacrosse team rape hoax charges in 2006 along side the The Scottsboro Boys rape hoax of 1931 and looks for similarities in how the two communities and law enforcement reacted to the charges brought against the young men.

In the 1931 case it is known that the community 'perceived' the young men to be guilty and continued to 'perceive' guilt for decades throughout many trials.

For the 2006 Duke University lacrosse rape hoax case the 'perception' of guilt by members of the Durham and Duke University communities seemed to be a forgone conclusion for the moment the young men were arrested.

Is it possible that members of the Duke and Durham community used the recorded history of the Scottsboro case as a template in their effort to 'railroad' the 'perception' of guilt for young privileged white male athletes as was witnessed in 1931 for the young black males?

The authors attention to detail certainly clarifies many similarities between the two cases and make a compelling argument that all Federal and State of North Carolina law suits with Durham and Duke as defendants need to move forward. Even thought the Attorney General of the State of North Carolina declared the three members of the Duke University lacrosse team to be innocent of all changes.

Many examples are given where perceptions are demonstrated to be an unacceptable substitute for the truth whether it be in 1931 or 2006/2009.
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