Presumption of Guilt The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America

ISBN-10: 0230120652

ISBN-13: 9780230120655

Edition: 2012

Authors: Charles Ogletree
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Description: Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The Crowley-Gates incident was a clash of absolutes, underscoring the tension between black and white, police and civilians, and the privileged and less privileged in modern America. Charles Ogletree, one of the country's foremost experts on civil rights, uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all. Working from years of research and based on his own classes and experiences with law enforcement, the author illuminates the steps needed to embark on the long journey toward racial and legal equality for all Americans.

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List price: $18.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 4/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Charles Ogletree, Jr., is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Clinical Programs. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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