The Presumption of Guilt by Charles Ogletree

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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.


About Charles Ogletree

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STEVEN BRUST is the author of Dragon, Issola, the New York Times-bestselling Dzur, and many other novels of swashbuckling high fantasy. A native of Minneapolis, he lives near Austin, Texas. 
Published June 20, 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Crime. Non-fiction

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And with Crowley's untarnished prior record on race issues (including teaching racial sensitivity classes), the links between race and the arrest become even blurrier.

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