Adams v. Texas

by Adams, Randall Dale.

Format: Print Book 1991
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction 345.73 ADA
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  345.73 ADA
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Adams was wrongly convicted of the 1970 murder of a Dallas, Texas, police officer and subsequently spent 12 years in prison. Beginning the process to exonerate Adams was documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, whose film The Thin Blue Line was a compelling view of justice gone terribly wrong. The film was seen by millions via theaters and videocassette rentals, and many of those viewers will want to read this account. Sadly, what emerges as the single element that kept Adams in jail was an unacknowledged law-enforcement error. In its zeal to bring a cop killer to justice, the district attorney's office focused on Adams. Then, when no other suspects emerged, the DA forced a conviction. Adams, for his part, seems surprisingly forgiving. If the demon of revenge lurks in his heart, he's kept it off the page. A compelling courtroom drama with a bad news/good news message: incompetent and misguided people can occasionally run amok in our justice system, yet the system can minimize the damage. ~--Wes Lukowsky"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This exceedingly depressing account of the wrongful imprisonment of Randall Adams in a Texas jail for 12 years lacks the drama of the film about the case, Errol Morris's The Thin Blue Line . (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Adams, Randall Dale -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) -- Texas -- Dallas.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,1991
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Adams versus Texas.
Contributors Hoffer, William.
Hoffer, Marilyn Mona.
Language English
Notes "A Thomas Dunne book."
Description xiv, 347 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 031205811X :
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