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Friday, January 4, 2019

City Club Hosts Washington Post Reporter and Scene Alum Kyle Swenson in February for Discussion on New Criminal Justice Book

Posted By on Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 12:36 PM

  • Josh Marks
Grab your tickets now for the City Club's event on Feb. 20, when it welcomes former Scene staff writer and current Washington Post reporter Kyle Swenson for a discussion of his new book, "Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America."

The subject matter will be familiar to Scene readers, as the book, which has already earned well-deserved stellar reviews, recounts the wrongful convictions and eventual exonerations of Ricky Jackson, Wiley Bridgeman and Kwame Ajamu in the framework of politics, race and criminal justice in Cleveland from the 1970s through today. Swenson's investigation into the case was pivotal in securing the freedom of the three men.

It's a stunning narrative achievement that delivers an incisive history of the city alongside a compelling and compassionate portrait of their lives.

The book comes out on February 12th, so pre-order it now and devour it before the event. 

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