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The Resource Never too late : a prosecutor's story of justice in the Medgar Evers case, Bobby DeLaughter

Never too late : a prosecutor's story of justice in the Medgar Evers case, Bobby DeLaughter

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Never too late : a prosecutor's story of justice in the Medgar Evers case
Title
Never too late
Title remainder
a prosecutor's story of justice in the Medgar Evers case
Statement of responsibility
Bobby DeLaughter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On June 12, 1963, Mississippi's fast-rising NAACP leader Medgar Evers was gunned down by a white supremacist named Byron De La Beckwith. Beckwith escaped conviction twice at the hands of all-white Southern juries, and his crime went unpunished for more than three decades. Now, from the author, one of the most celebrated prosecutors in modern American law, comes the account of his remarkable crusade in 1994 finally to bring the assassin of Medgar Evers to justice. This is the real-life story of the assistant district attorney, who brought closure to one of the darkest chapters of the civil rights movement. When the district attorney's office in Jackson, Mississippi, decided to reopen the case, the obstacles in its way were overwhelming: missing court records; transcripts that were more than thirty years old; original evidence that had been lost; new testimony that had to be taken regarding long-ago events; and the perception throughout the state that a reprosecution was a futile endeavor. But step by painstaking step, the author and his team overcame the obstacles and built their case. The book charts the course of a country lawyer who, concerned about the collective soul of his community and the nature of American justice in general, dared to revisit a thirty-one-year-old case, one so incendiary that everyone warned him not to touch it, and win a long-overdue conviction. His success in this trial stands today as a landmark in the annals of criminal prosecution
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DeLaughter, Bobby
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beckwith, Byron de la
  • Beckwith, Byron de la
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Mississippi
Label
Never too late : a prosecutor's story of justice in the Medgar Evers case, Bobby DeLaughter
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Publication
Note
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
A curiosity -- The 1963 police investigation -- Searching and researching to a new height -- The pieces come together -- Against the peace and dignity -- The last full measure -- Slow-grinding wheels -- The trial, the storm, and the verdict
Control code
ocm43851361
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780684865034
Lccn
00030106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Never too late : a prosecutor's story of justice in the Medgar Evers case, Bobby DeLaughter
Publication
Note
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
A curiosity -- The 1963 police investigation -- Searching and researching to a new height -- The pieces come together -- Against the peace and dignity -- The last full measure -- Slow-grinding wheels -- The trial, the storm, and the verdict
Control code
ocm43851361
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780684865034
Lccn
00030106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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