3 Mar The New York Times best selling true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she incorrectly identified as her. 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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With Picking CottonJennifer and Ronald tell in their own words the harrowing details of their tragedy, and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness. Learn, ingest and spread the word! Nov 30, Gina rated it really liked it.
This book does jump around a lot. Love small town romance? Seven Answers For Anxiety Book. After being raped at knifepoint, Jennifer did her best to memorize the features of her attacker.
Jennifer and Ron look at each other, smiling.
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption has been on my list since it was published in Apr 03, Liza Fireman rated picking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemption mrmoir liked it Shelves: Mar 11, Pam rated it really liked it. And it’s something I think more and more people should read about So I couldn’t curtail this post to just the book.
There was no prosecuterial misconduct, there was not coersion, I didn’t sit there through the book and constantly say “oh my gosh” or “no way!
The Queensbay Box Set. Perhaps this comes from being a Criminal Justice major, but I wanted there to be more about police procedural background, the science of DNA, the psychology of eyewitness testimony, etc.
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How could this have happened? It just seems like we could be doing a better job at setting the innoocent free. After eleven years, Ronald picking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemption allowed to take a DNA Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept.
Picking Cotton | A Memoir by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo
Don’t have wnd Kindle? Spoiler here – the truth does eventually come out, and these two become friends. Yet through their shared pain, they have been able to forge a friendship that most of us search our lives for. Also, there is no conclusion with Mary Reynolds, another rape victim that Cotton was convicted for, but also cleared.
What I like about this book is the authors made this book informative but also appealing to read for a broad audience. A system which is all too human.
Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo had me at hello, but it was the complicated shape-shifting of relationships in this story that burned this book into me. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon.
To me, the most extraordinary thing about this entire story is that Thompson and Cotton end becoming friends and tour the country telling their story and asking for reforms in our justice system. Unfortunately she identified Ronald cotton, who was not her attacker.
I really felt like I was a fly on the wall watching the story of their lives. Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. So on the one hand it’s a sweet redemptive tale. From the victim to the prosecution, it’s embarrassing to stand up and say injustlce. This did not come to light until 11 years later. Discover Cotron Picking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemption Queensbay series and get swept away to the New England town where happily ever after is in the air.
A victim of a horrible crime mistakenly identifies her attacker, and wrongfully accuses a man who ultimately spends 11 years of his life in prison for a rape he did not commit.
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
Its message of hope should reverberate far beyond the halls of justice. Surprisingly if you know anything about the Grisham book or Hunt’s caseboth the police detective as well as the original prosecutor admitted the mistake and apologized to Cotton, who has handled his ordeal with grace, strength, maturity, and, ultimately, forgiveness.
After reading “Picking Cotton” I am so blessed to have had this brief meeting with such an intelligent, strong and overall amazing woman. Cotton, thank you for sharing your incredible story. Sentenced to two lifetimes plus 50 years in prison, this memoir tells of the eleven years he spent in prison and the final outcome. Ironically, the Durham Police Department picking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemption have learned this lesson a bit earlier Picking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemption be prepared to look up legal terms.
I found this to be fascinating. When he secured a new trial inhe found himself charged with a second attack and sentenced to two life sentences plus 54 years. One person found this helpful. Published March 3rd by St. Amazing story of forgiveness. Jennifer and Ronald tell their own stories and each is as tragic as it fascinating.
Together they have produced a well-modulated and generously balanced memoir—at once a devastating and uplifting crash course in the criminal justice system. Jennifer Thompson was a senior in college planning to get married when the unthinkable happened. The story is framed as being about the unreliability of memory and the power of forgiveness.