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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Bloom Narrator: Lisa Bloom Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781480584280
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On the night of February 26, 2012, a black seventeen-year-old boy walking to a friend’s home—carrying only his cell phone, candy, and a fruit drink—was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch coordinator. The public clamored for George Zimmerman to be arrested for the killing of Trayvon Martin. The July 2013 murder trial murder captivated the nation, as did Zimmerman’s shocking acquittal.

In Suspicion Nation, Lisa Bloom, who covered the trial from gavel to gavel, posits that none of this was a surprise: Our laws, culture, and blind spots created the conditions that led to Trayvon Martin’s death and made George Zimmerman’s acquittal by far the most likely outcome. A trial lawyer herself, Bloom details how the “winnable case was lost” through new in-depth interviews of key trial participants. The only nonwhite juror tells her story of loneliness and isolation during the trial. Rachel Jeantel, the state’s star witness, reveals how poorly the state prepared her to testify and what went through her mind when she was on the stand. And a new examination of Trayvon’s school suspensions raises troubling questions about racial profiling.

Suspicion Nation expertly captures a country divided over issues of race, gun laws, and violence.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lisa Bloom brings her expert legal eye to the lethal cocktail of racial inequality, ludicrously outdated gun laws, and a culture of violence that led to the senseless killing of an unarmed seventeen-year-old boy. Read this book, get angry, and demand change.”

    Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s Piers Morgan Live

  • “With the mind of a lawyer and the eye of a journalist, Bloom achieves a remarkable double success: meticulously examining the evidence in this case while also placing the whole Zimmerman saga in a broad historical and cultural context.”

    Jeffrey Toobin, New York Times bestselling author of The Nine and The Oath

  • Suspicion Nation gets to the heart of all matters, both legal and racial. Lisa Bloom has given us a riveting analysis of one of the most profoundly disturbing cases of our time. Don’t miss this book.”

    Marcia Clark, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A smart, fresh, powerful telling of the trial that riveted our country. Suspicion Nation is a stunning eye-opener about the Zimmerman case—a ‘must-read’ for every intelligent American.”

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Attorney and high-profile television legal analyst Bloom brings passion and poise to the audio edition of her new title, which deconstructs the racial tensions surrounding the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. As an accomplished courtroom correspondent, she is particularly adept in voicing the elements of her narrative directly tied to the trial.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A veteran civil rights attorney confronts the injustices of the controversial Trayvon Martin case and America’s dubious post-9/11 gun laws…A much-needed factual antidote to the mainstream media coverage of Trayvon Martin’s tragic story and the travesty of the George Zimmerman trial.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “We know that somewhere the Trayvon Martin case went awry, but in Suspicion Nation Lisa Bloom shows us how wrong and reveals a lot we don’t know about the case. Like a great civil rights lawyer Lisa has fought the good fight and exposed injustice.”

    Touré, author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness

  • “Riveting and brilliantly done. Suspicion Nation reads like a great courtroom drama and will ignite major reexamination of this iconic case.”

    Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC Anchor

  • “This book is a crusading call for change – and a penetrating inventory of our racially divided country. It is a tribute to Bloom’s candor that Suspicion Nation will make readers squirm. Her message has the potential to inspire a national dialogue, if we have the courage to read it.”

    Jami Floyd, legal contributor, Al Jazeera

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