PDF ☆ BOOK Witch Hunt A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice

PDF Witch Hunt A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice

PDF ☆ BOOK Witch Hunt A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice ñ THE WORST CRIME OF ALL It began with the desperate cry of a seven year old girl and escalated into the victimization of dozens of innocent citizens in Wenatchee Washington For in the eyes of the righteous a crusading policeman and weTHE WORST CRIME OF ALL It began with the desperate cry of a seven year old girl and escalated into the victimization of dozens of innocent citizens in Wenatchee Washington For in the eyes of the righteous a crusading policeman and well intentioned social services employees became champions of public decency and family values while a terrified and confused young girl became the symbol of rampant moral degeneracy within the picturesue commu A scathing critiue of our justice system and our perception of checks and balances The narrative weaves together the stories of multiple victims and accused perpetrators without becoming muddled The stories at times seem repetitive but only because the path of injustice became predictable and easy to repeat separation intimidation forced confessions outright lies by officials recantation silencing This is eye opening for those who have an unwavering faith in our justice system

Kathryn Lyon ↠ A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice EBOOK

Nity at the foot of the Cascade MountainsIS NOT CRIME AT ALL As the media frenzy engulfed Wenatchee townspeople wondered how a debauched group who committed horrific sex crimes against children lived in their midst for so long without detection Suddenly in the name of justice families were being broken up individuals were accused of heinous crimes and were prosecuted despite the protests of many townspeople uestioning the methods of the s wow this book is just unbelievablehorrible story of injustice in 1995 that just wrongin the wrong hands the law can be a dangerous weaponreally a witch hunt of the worst kind

DOC Ú A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice ↠ Kathryn Lyon

Witch Hunt A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused JusticeO called experts and accusersNow a lone observer an independent attorney who spent a year in the explosive atmosphere of Wenatchee pieces together the whole story of one of the most blatant cases of misuse of power and miscarried justice since the McCarthy witch hunts As public outrage demanded justice an overzealous legal system perpetrated crimes just as devastating as child sexual abuse the persecution and condemnation of innocent peop A horrifying story I thought that the McMartin Preschool case served as an example of how not to investigate charges of child sexual abuse How not to uestion children how not to rely on recovered memories how not to lead a witness I thought every jurisdiction in the country would have learned from it But apparently not In the 1990s it happened all over again but in the small down of Wenatchee Washington and to dozens of people The book starts by reminding us of the origins of the Salem witch trials And how they started primarily because of some hysterical young girls Let's remember that in Salem the people came to their senses in a few months In Wenatchee it took years Nobody was actually sentenced to death but many lives were ruined beyond repair It appears that the main force in this drama was Robert Perez police detective who was on a crusade to protect the children of Wenatchee Only he had no clue how to do it right And he was aided by his supervisor and by members of the Children's Protective Services The local newspaper further fueled any fires without doing any investigating of its own The fact that many of these people may have been well meaning does not excuse their actions At the heart of it all was a little girl Shades of those witch trials It does not appear that she was hysterical so much as wanting to please That may have been the case in Salem as well Telling the story and ultimately a part of it is Kathryn Lyon a defense attorney who comes to the town to see for herself what is happening and stays to become one of the threatened herself We can be grateful to her for her painstakingly detailed account based on court records investigative reports and interviews with the accused and accusers