Tyson vs. Simpson

Wright, Robert
April 1995
New Republic;4/17/95, Vol. 212 Issue 16, p4
Suggests that the Mike Tyson rape case reveals how the American justice system is biased against blacks. Discussion of the case, in which boxer Tyson was convicted of raping beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington; Opinion that Tyson should not have been found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt; Race and gender issues the case raises; Contrasts with the O.J. Simpson double-murder case; Celebration of emotionalism in criminal trials.


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