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ISBN: 0380790661
Author: Kathryn Lyon
Language: English
Publisher: Avon; First Thus edition edition (March 1, 1998)
Category: True Crime
Subcategory: Biography
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This is written by Kathryn Lyon, who sees the truth about the case, but can't see it as an indictment of the legal system and society as a whole.

This is written by Kathryn Lyon, who sees the truth about the case, but can't see it as an indictment of the legal system and society as a whole.

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Kathryn Lyon is a lawyer who spent a year in Wenatchee investigating the case. To publicize her findings, Lyon wrote Witch Hunt: A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice, an examination of the Wenatchee case. She believes that what happened there is only the worst example of a problem that is occurring all over the country. We talked to her about the case, and the issue in general.

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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 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 picturesque community at the foot of the Cascade Mountains.

IS 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 questioning the methods of the so-called experts and accusers.

Now, 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 people.

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 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 picturesque community at the foot of the Cascade Mountains.

IS 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 questioning the methods of the so-called experts and accusers.

Now, 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 people.

Comments:

Arashigore
The subject matter is fascinating, and certainly worth reading. It's hard to believe the scale of corruption among police, child welfare officials, and the community in this case. However, it's very clear that the author is an attorney and not a writer. The writing is often awkward or unclear. For example, Lyon uses pseudonyms for many of the children involved. However, she sometimes forgets the pseudonyms and uses their real names interchangeably, making it confusing for the reader. It's also very difficult to follow the chronology of the book, because the organization skips around. I would suggest this book for the content, but don't expect it to be a good piece if literature.
Scream_I LOVE YOU
Painful read. Corrupt police, corrupt DA, corrupt children's welfare services, corrupt attorneys, corrupt politicians, corrupt media.
All to cast doubt on the real cases not being prosecuted elsewhere in the world. Innocent victims who plead guilty to get a lesser sentence should reconsider in the future. Eventually the truth came out, but many lawsuits were barred by statute of limitations. Crooked Lawyers made a fortune.
Xava
I was rather shocked to see in the left-liberal Nation of February 3, 2014 a blog article by Jessica Valenti which tried to convict by media Woody Allen of the rape of Dylan Farrow. Here's some of what this woman who's never seen a Woody Allen movie wrote:

"We know one in five girl children are sexually assaulted. Yet when victims speak out, we ask them why they waited so long to talk. We question why don't they remember the details better. We suspect that they misunderstood what happened.

"We know that abusers are manipulative, often charismatic, and that they hide their crimes well. We know that they target women and children who society will be less likely to believe--low-income women, children of color, the disabled, women who can be discredited as "crazy." Yet when the caretakers of children who have been abused come forward, we call them "vengeful," as Allen's lawyer called Mia Farrow. We accuse them of trying to "alienate" their children from the abusing parent. Or, as one of Allen's friends did in a shameful article for The Daily Beast--we simply insinuate that the protective parent is just a slut, so how can you believe anything she says anyway?

"We know--as Aaron Bady at The New Inquiry wrote--"We are in the midst of an ongoing, quiet epidemic of sexual violence, now as always. We are not in the midst of an epidemic of false rape charges."

"Yet despite all of these things that we know, our culture will bend over backward to inject doubt into Dylan Farrow's harrowing open letter about being sexually assaulted by Allen.

"Because no matter how much we know to be true, patriarchy pushes us to put aside our good judgment--particularly when that good judgement is urging us to believe bad things about talented, white men."

Is Jessica Valenti totally unaware of all the false accusations of rape by white women against Black men?
Did she never hear of the Wentachee, WA case documented in this book?
Did she never hear of the similar McMartin preschool trial in California? (Janet Reno was involved in that one).
Does she believe in "innocent until proven guilty"?

This book is well titled, since it is a case of mass hysteria, like the Salem trial, like the witch hunt trials of the McCarthy era. It's about liberal do-gooders out to make a name for themselves and trying to save working people, who they have total contempt for, from themselves.

Do we really know that "one in five girl children are sexually assaulted"? Yes, rape and child molestation exist at frightening levels. It's obscene that colleges are treating rape as something to be worked out in counseling both the rapist and the victim together. The level of rape in the military of both women and men is huge. But just as frightening is the number of false accusations by people out for money, revenge, or people who think everyone who isn't middle class like them is scum.

This case involved cops and psychologists who started out with the assumption that almost every kid from working class families is molested, and that denial is proof of molestation. They continually questioned and browbeat the kids until they got the answers they wanted. That was the real molestation.

This is written by Kathryn Lyon, who sees the truth about the case, but can't see it as an indictment of the legal system and society as a whole. But still very much worth reading, as is another book by a liberal The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which shows the truth about the legal system, but has little to suggest except voting for the Democrats (while admitting that William Clinton was a major part of the problem). Jury trial in criminal cases exist for the rich--for working people it's assumption of guilt and plea bargaining whether you're guilty or innocent. That book should be read along with Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power, which has working class answers.

And those looking for a working class perspective on women's liberation should read things like The Communist Manifesto,Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State,Feminism and the Marxist Movement,Women in Cuba: The making of a revolution within the revolution. From Santiago de Cuba and the Rebel Army, to the birth of the Federation of Cuban Women,Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women,Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle, as well as books like Capitalism's World Disorder: Working-Class Politics at the Millennium and The Changing Face of U.S. Politics: Working-Class Politics and the Trade Unions.
Kirimath
It is painful to read the details about this horrendous example of false prosecutions but public advocacy for justice and innocence requires knowledge of these cases. Much is still available on the internet as background. I have met some of the professionals who worked to solve these cases.
Kagda
The amazing overall reality of this book is that the only place that these events took place was in the imaginations of the
investigators.
Faell
Read "The Witch Hunt Narrative" which devotes about 2 pages to the reality of this situation. I don't like this book because it has been used as a weapon against innocent women since it's publication by abusers/predators around the USA
Delirium
You see, it is not only the child sex abuse case that we (as American citizens across the board) ought to be concern about. Yes, THIS case and yet many OTHERS outside of this kind of witch hunt SHOULD be re-considered AND CONSIDERED WHOLLY. There are many, many cases involving just this type of abuse of power from cases involving housing and property managers who abuse the very same resources as Perez and many other law enforcement types who destroy the lives of many. I have only learned of this case while watching Dateline on ID and of course this led me to do my own thinking and research as many other Americans ought to be encouraged to do so. Also, the media can be a detriment or a support in revealing the FACT that in NOT only cases of child sexual abuse, however, cases where the abuse of power AND collective lying through and by officials who have used their power (when others who are so very socially inept of thinking for themselves, so gullible in believing anyone in power). There are so many individuals in this country who rely solely upon news of any type, who believe that ANY one who is in power of law enforcement or in housing, or in ANY facet where our lives and rights are so easily erased due to the bullying, manipulative, blind ignorance, and simply just plain evil individuals who are in power. I am outraged at this type of vigilante justice and the hyped topics (which seem to be many) that we are subjected to in today's journalistic and non-objective or even non-subjective places of opinion. Please wake up EVERYONE and read this book and again, DO YOUR OWN THINKING and STOP being so easily impressed at titles or television and those who are elected officials, be it in our churches or in political offices where our rights stand to be destoyed and are being destroyed at the hands of those who yell fire when there isn't even smoke. We need to return to individually investigate every single accusation or charge made against anyone. When we take responsibility for our position in life by doing the work necessary in finding the truth and applying every statute and law needed in finding the truth apropriately, we may see much less of these types of cases across the board occuring in such a manner detrimental for and to the very rights established in 1776. These rights were written for EVERYONE by minds who were humbled enough to say, "look, we may be wrong from time to time" or "look, let's truly listen and take the time to apply the processes needed to consider BEFORE accusation and prevent this type of systematic destruction of each and every life valuable in our society". The irony is that far less responsiblity is taken when the actual suspect who has actually committed any such civil or criminal assault. We are failing drastically as a supposed evolved society when and if we do not take the proper measures of investigative technique or execution in solving a crime (not in only physical assault and murder) but also in crimes which seem oblivious to the average person who believes that this may not ever happen to THEM. We need to learn to be vigilant in true justice (with out the witch hunt or intimidation) and not in the type where we assume the worse.Many times, we are wrong. This will take much work and balance. Whoever said that life is easy. We are to take responsibility and learn where boundaries need to be placed. If we do NOT take the time to care, if we continue to live in "me"-ism and accusation based on social prejudices, we may find ourselves being accused for something that we had NO involvement or are falsely accused due to prejudice and convienience. It can happen to ANYONE. SO get off the cell phones, idiot cable reality programs and ipods and learn to re-educate yourselves about your rights and the lives of others. MAKE the time, because this is YOUR life and the lives of others which are being threatened to this type of injustice. When your neighbor, or the person in passing is falsely accused, BEWARE as your life may be next.

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