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City Club Book Club

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Join the City Club for the next installment in our Book Club series as we discuss Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America by Kyle Swenson. In the early 1970s, three African-American men―Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame Ajamu, and Rickey Jackson―were accused and convicted of the brutal robbery and murder of a man outside of a convenience store in Cleveland. The prosecution’s case, which resulted in a combined 106 years in prison for the three men, rested on the testimony of 12-year-old Edward Vernon. In 2011, Kyle Swenson, then a reporter for Cleveland Scene, published a report detailing the flaws in ... more

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