Kyle Swenson - Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America

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In this compelling, unsettling, and important book, Swenson tells a true story of wrongful conviction that lays bare the shocking state of Cleveland’s criminal justice system as well as the nation’s. The account starts in the early 1970s with the arrest of three Black men for robbery and murder. The case against them was based almost solely on the questionable testimony of one pre-teenager who finally recanted his testimony almost forty years later. As Swenson, an investigative journalist for The Washington Post, recreates the still unsolved crime and the trial of the three accused men, he interweaves a narrative of Cleveland’s troubled social history, one replete with discrimination, racial tensions, and municipal decay.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781250120236
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador - February 12th, 2019

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