- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Counterpoint (February 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 161902327X
- ISBN-13: 978-1619023277
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 132 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It Hardcover – February 25, 2014
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A smart, fresh, powerful telling of the trial that riveted our country. Suspicion Nation is a stunning eye-opener about the Zimmerman case -- a 'must-read' for every intelligent American.” Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author
"With the mind of a lawyer and the eye of a journalist, Bloom achieves a remarkable double success: meticulously examining the evidence in this case while also placing the whole Zimmerman saga in a broad historical and cultural context." Jeffrey Toobin, New York Times bestselling author of The Nine and The Oath
Lisa Bloom brings her expert legal eye to the lethal cocktail of racial inequality, ludicrously outdated gun laws, and a culture of violence that led to the senseless killing of an unarmed seventeen-year-old boy. Read this book, get angry, and demand change.” Piers Morgan, host of CNN's Piers Morgan Live.
"Riveting and brilliantly done. Suspicion Nation reads like a great courtroom drama and will ignite major re-examination of this iconic case." Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC Anchor
Suspicion Nation gets to the heart of all matters, both legal and racial. Lisa Bloom has given us a riveting analysis of one of the most profoundly disturbing cases of our time. Don't miss this book.” Marcia Clark, New York Times bestselling author and lead prosecutor, California v. OJ Simpson
This book is a crusading call for change and a penetrating inventory of our racially divided country. It is a tribute to Bloom's candor that Suspicion Nation will make readers squirm. Her message has the potential to inspire a national dialogue, if we have the courage to read it.” Jami Floyd, Legal Contributor, Al Jazeera America
We know that somewhere the Trayvon Martin case went awry, but in Suspicion Nation Lisa Bloom shows us how wrong and reveals a lot we don't know about the case. Like a great civil rights lawyer Lisa has fought the good fight and exposed injustice." Toure, author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness
Bloom pulls no punches in scrutinizing every misstep and missed opportunity of the state prosecution. She also paints a global picture of the controversy surrounding the not-guilty verdict for Zimmerman, in that it was a clear-cut case of blatant racial profiling to just about everybody around the world except the majority of those on jury duty in that Florida courtroom A much-needed factual antidote to the mainstream media coverage of Trayvon Martin's tragic story and the travesty of the George Zimmerman trial.” Kirkus Reviews
The first half of Bloom’s book, in which she dissects the trial itself, is riveting and quick-paced in the manner of all courtroom dramas. She proposes alternative ways of handling key witnesses and invents a far, far better closing argument than the one prosecutors used. By the time Bloom has taken us through her second theme the violence and destruction that occur when fear and prejudice meet guns and overly broad self-defense laws it’s hard not to despair as it seems certain there will be more Trayvon Martins in a culture where guns blaze and our children fall.’” Boston Globe
"Suspicion Nation is a thorough evisceration of the amateurish job done by the Florida prosecutors who tried Zimmerman... her analysis of the Zimmerman prosecution's many missteps is a compelling one.” The Los Angeles Times
Bloom creates a fast-paced courtroom drama that's surprisingly gripping considering how well-known the outcome is, while she relentlessly deconstructs the prosecutors' case against Zimmerman. She ultimately presents a devastating portrait of incompetence. Agree or disagree with Bloom's conclusion, readers nevertheless get an education in the fascinating world of criminal justice Suspicion Nation ends with a stark picture of Americans' attitudes about race and makes an impassioned argument for a more open and honest national discussion about racial prejudice.” Orange County Register
Suspicion Nation is an alarming, somewhat uncomfortable and brutally realistic look at race, stereotypes and violence in the United States.” Shelf Awareness
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How tragic that not only did Sybrina and Tracy lose their beloved son, they had endure
a police dept that failed in thier duty and a prosecution that was equally inept !
And the racism that was so obvious from Omara and West.
I like the way Lisa says she would have questioned the witnesses and especially the last witness
the defense called.
Also what she would have asked the lead detective Serino when he said he believed Zimmerman yet had prevously wanted Zimmerman charged with manslaughter.
The judge struck Serinos remark from the record, yet juror B37 said it played in her decision.
Like Lisa, I also questioned why the police did not ask Zimmerman to do his "demonstration" of how he shot Trayvon while being pinned on the ground.
I think we all know if Zimmerman was a black man and Trayvon a white teen the police would have demanded to know exactly how it happened.
Zimmerman continues his pity party blaming others and says how he wants to become a lawyer so nobody else has to go what he went through.
Oh, some should be so lucky to have a sloppy police investigation and a prosecution that didn't really give a darn.
Zimmerman should grow up, count his blessings and shut up.
In many other states he would have been convicted and be behind bars where he belongs.
He got away with murder !
George Zimmerman is every parents nightmare ....
What parent in their right mind is in favor of strangers amed with a deadly weapon following anyone.
The Zimmerman parents have NEVER said that their son was wrong to exit his truck ! George has never said he was wrong to exit his truck. On Hannity he says he has no regrets ! He wouldn't do anything differently.
His supporters like to rant that it's not against the law to follow anyone. Would they like someone to deem them a criminal and follow them ? How about thier MaMa, or how about Zimmerman ?
How about if a self appointed neighborhood watch BLACK man chose to follow a WHITE teen ?
I think the bigots would draw the line there !
This country is becoming more and more uncivilized when there are people who believe it is acceptable to arm themselves with deadly weapons and follow someone ! They don't deserve to live in a country where a teen should be able to walk to and from a store without crossing paths with a nutcase like George Zimmerman.