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Convicted : An Innocent Man, the Cop Who Framed Him, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and

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Jameel McGee: “For the next three years not a day went by that I didn’t think about my son who I had never seen and the cop who had kept me from him. And for most of those three years I promised myself that if I ever saw this cop again, I was going to kill him. I intended to keep that promise.”  Andrew Collins: “I watched this angry man march through a crowd, a little boy and another man struggling to keep up with him....The man walked straight up to me, stopped, and stuck out his hand. I took it. “Remember me?” he asked in a tone that sounded more like a threat than a question. Somehow, a name came to me. ‘Jameel McGee,’ I replied.” It reads like a gripping crime novel…except this story really happened. Racial tensions had long simmered in Benton Harbor, a small city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, before the day a white narcotics officer--more focused on arrests than justice—set his sights on an innocent black man. But when officer Andrew Collins framed Jameel McGee for possession of crack ******, the surprising result was not a race riot but a transformative journey for both men.  Falsely convicted, McGee spent three years in federal prison. Collins also went to prison a few years later for falsifying police reports. While behind bars, the faith of both men deepened. But the story took its most unexpected turn once they were released--when their lives collided again in a moment brimming with mistrust and anger. The two were on a collision course—not to violence—but forgiveness.   As current as today’s headlines, this explosive true story reveals how these radically conflicted men chose to let go of fear and a thirst for revenge to pursue reconciliation for themselves, their community, and our racially divided nation.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Jameel Zookie Mcgee & Andrew Collins & Mark Tabb
Language: English
Street Date: October 9, 2018
TCIN: 53768998
UPC: 9780735290747
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-0917
$10.99
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