Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future
The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested issues in America today. Evidence continues to mount that many innocent people have been executed or are currently living on death row, and that minority groups and the poor suffer from a shoddy public defense system and discriminatory application of capital charges. Meanwhile, the myth of deterrence has been revealed to...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 7th 2003 by Anchor
(first published August 1996)
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I checked out this book after I started watching the show, Prison Break, which starts with someone being falsely accused and convicted to death row. So far I like this book because Jesse Jackson brings in the Biblical perspective as well as explaining the moral stance more and more Americans are taking against the death penalty.
Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as "shadow senator" for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He was the founder of both entities that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son.More about Jesse Jackson...