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On a cold December night in 2008, two NYPD officers were dispatched to help an intoxicated young woman in Manhattan's East Village. What happened next would result in the startling accusation that the police officers had raped the woman. After a weeks-long, and at many times harrowing, trial in spring of 2011, the jury of seven men and five women handed down controversialOn a cold December night in 2008, two NYPD officers were dispatched to help an intoxicated young woman in Manhattan's East Village. What happened next would result in the startling accusation that the police officers had raped the woman. After a weeks-long, and at many times harrowing, trial in spring of 2011, the jury of seven men and five women handed down controversial rape acquittals which inspired outrage and protests. In the Gothamist Feature, "Confessions of a 'Rape Cop' Juror," juror Patrick Kirkland gives an inside look at how he and his fellow arbiters of the law tackled the lack of physical evidence, the testimonies of the accused and accusers, and their duty as they reached the unpopular verdict....

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ISBN : 12638257
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Number of Pages : 50 Pages
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  • Matt Jacobs
    2019-01-21 17:30

    I love Gothamist, but I'm also not much of a local news junkie, so I was skeptical when I picked this up. On the other hand, I had to read it because my friends would disown me.I'm glad I did. It's a far less glamorized version of what it's like to deliberate with a jury. Surprisingly, it's a lot like the Pauly Shore film Jury Duty, but without the silly antics and ridiculously 90s slang and with legitimate dissenters instead of stay-at-home losers. More than anything, I was surprised by how much the jury process has been swayed by CSI and DNA evidence.If you're interested in law, NYC, or the frontpage of the Daily News, you should read this.

  • Denali
    2018-12-26 16:16

    I followed this case closely and was shocked when a not guilty verdict was delivered. Going behind the scenes and understanding what happened in the court room and the jury room was incredibly illuminating. Kirkland reveals how confusing and frustrating jury deliberations are and how much a verdict depends on a jury's perception of its task.