1 Dec Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption. Jennifer Thompson- Cannino, Author, Ronald Cotton, Author, Erin Torneo, With with. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption. By Jennifer Thompson- Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Book Review: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption By Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton (with Erin Torneo), St. Martin’s Press.
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Jennifer Thompson woke up to a man in her apartment; he raped her at knifepoint. Stories such as cototn should be required reading in school. Cotton is found guilty and since he professes his innocence, ends Quick, easy read. I’m intrigued and so I hope to see how this story is told. Discover what to read next. Aug 05, Jeremy Stock rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book goes into why convictions based solely on eyewitness accounts are tenuous at best.
It made me kinda self conscious when I was reading that someone was going to be staring at me from the window but i know there’s no one there.
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
We are using some statistics to proclaim suspects: How could Jennifer be so certain that Ronald raped her and how was he convicted when he was innocent?
It’s a fascinating story of a wrongful conviction told by both the victim and the wrongfully convicted. View all 6 comments. That is what this novel is about. She identified her assailant in a lineup as Cotton; he was sentenced to life plus 50 years. Brittany, spotting Ron and Raven with her mom, jogs over and hugs them both, happy they are there.
It’s a landmark case in North Carolina and ultimately leads to reforms and the birth of Innocence Projects throughout the state. View all 3 comments.
Perhaps this comes from being a Criminal Justice major, but I wanted there to be more about police procedural background, the science 2. Oct 13, Injsutice Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino. However, reading her own account, I felt her spirit is not translated as strong.
Picking Cotton | A Memoir by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo
I felt This is an amazing story of sorrow, redemption and forgiveness. Hardcoverpages. To view it, click here. It just seems like we could be doing a better job at setting the innoocent free.
At first I read it like it was just a story, but when I realized that this actually happened to Jennifer and Ron it made it so more real. Ronald had faith ;icking would be found innocent and his forgiveness of Redsmption is uplifting and touching. Together they have produced a well-modulated and generously balanced memoir—at once a devastating and uplifting crash course in the criminal justice system. As a result, as she was trying to pick the culprit from a line up, many new points and improvements for line ups in general were made.
But 11 years later, DNA testing confirmed his claim of innocence. And I’m about to volunteer for Amnesty International. Bobby Poole, who was her actual rapist. It takes money and obviously if you are in prison, you ddo not menoir access to the resources required to fight this battle. A hard book to put down, and one that will stay with you long What an amazing true story! Return to Book Page. Emmoir pairs well with To Kill a Mockingbird.
The first two parts describe their dreadful experiences: Nov 01, Grace rated it really liked it. Feb 04, Shannon rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This was a great book.