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The Resource No crueler tyrannies : accusation, false witness, and other terrors of our times, Dorothy Rabinowitz

No crueler tyrannies : accusation, false witness, and other terrors of our times, Dorothy Rabinowitz

Label
No crueler tyrannies : accusation, false witness, and other terrors of our times
Title
No crueler tyrannies
Title remainder
accusation, false witness, and other terrors of our times
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Rabinowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"No Crueler Tyrannies recalls the hysteria that accompanied the child sex-abuse witch-hunts of the 1980s and 1990s: how a single anonymous phone call could bring to bear an army of recovered-memory therapists, venal and ambitious prosecutors, and hypocritical judges - an army that jailed hundreds of innocent Americans. The overarching story of No Crueler Tyrannies is that of the Amirault family, who ran the Fells Acres day care center in Malden, Massachusetts: Violet Amirault, her daughter Cheryl, and her son Gerald, victims of perhaps the most biased prosecution since the Salem witch trials. Woven into the fabric of the Amirault tragedy an unfinished story - with Gerald Amirault still incarcerated for crimes that, Rabinowitz persuasively argues, not only did he not commit, but which never happened - are other, equally alarming tales of prosecutorial terrors: the stories of Wenatchee, Washington, where the single-minded efforts of chief sex crimes investigator Robert Perez jailed dozens of his neighbors; Patrick Griffin, a respected physician whose life and reputation were destroyed by a false accusation of sexual molestation; John Carroll, a marina owner from Troy, New York, now serving ten to twenty years largely at the behest of the same expert witness used to wrongly jail Kelly Michaels fifteen years previously; and Grant Snowden, the North Miami policeman sentenced to five consecutive life terms after being prosecuted by then Dade County State Attorney Janet Reno ... who spent eleven years killing rats in various Florida prisons before a new trial affirmed his innocence." "No Crueler Tyrannies is at once a truly frightening and at the same time inspiring book, documenting how these citizens, who became targets of the justice system in which they had so much faith, came to comprehend that their lives could be destroyed, that they could be sent to prison for years - even decades. No Crueler Tyrannies shows the complicity of the courts, their hypocrisy and indifference to the claims of justice, but also the courage of those willing to challenge the runaway prosecutors and the strength of those who have endured their depredations."--Jacket
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DLC
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Rabinowitz, Dorothy
Dewey number
345.73/02536
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8079.C48
LC item number
R33 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
A Wall Street journal book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fells Acres Day Care (Firm)
  • Fells Acres Day Care (Firm)
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Trials (Child sexual abuse)
  • False testimony
  • Child witnesses
  • Interviewing in child abuse
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child witnesses
  • False testimony
  • Interviewing in child abuse
  • Trials
  • Trials (Child sexual abuse)
  • United States
  • Abuso sexual infantil
  • Juicios (Abuso sexual del niño)
  • Falsos testimonios
  • Niños testigos
  • Entrevistas sobre abuso del niño
Label
No crueler tyrannies : accusation, false witness, and other terrors of our times, Dorothy Rabinowitz
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Publication
Note
  • "These articles were previously published individually in The Wall Street journal"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Amiraults, part one -- Grant Snowden -- The Amiraults, part two -- Wenatchee -- The Amiraults, part three -- Patrick Griffin -- The Amiraults, part four -- John Carroll --Afterward
Control code
ocm51275066
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780743228343
Lccn
2002044670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51275066
  • (OCoLC)51275066
Label
No crueler tyrannies : accusation, false witness, and other terrors of our times, Dorothy Rabinowitz
Link
Publication
Note
  • "These articles were previously published individually in The Wall Street journal"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Amiraults, part one -- Grant Snowden -- The Amiraults, part two -- Wenatchee -- The Amiraults, part three -- Patrick Griffin -- The Amiraults, part four -- John Carroll --Afterward
Control code
ocm51275066
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780743228343
Lccn
2002044670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51275066
  • (OCoLC)51275066

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