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Saturday, September 23, 2006

"Cry Rape" is Now Available

A book written by Bill Leuders, entitled, CRY RAPE:  The True Story of One Woman’s Harrowing Quest for Justice, is now available for purchase. 

The book tells the story of a woman in Madison, WI, who was raped.  Detectives investigating the crime, however, concluded that she was fabricating her allegations, and interrogated her until they got her to confess to having made up her allegations.  They then charged her with obstructing an officer for having fabricated her claims.  Ultimately, DNA testing proved that her allegations were true. 

Barry Scheck, whom many of you know from the New York Innocence Project, had this to say about the book:  "Cry Rape provides a chilling account of how tunnel vision van lead even well-meaning police officers into forming conclusions that are flat-out wrong, how powerful interrogation techniques can lead innocent people to confess to crimes they did not commit, and how DNA can correct mistakes for the lucky few." More Info. . . [Mark Godsey]

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