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  • By Jameel Zookie McGee
  • By Mark Tabb
  • By Andrew Collins
$18.49
($21.99)
Jameel McGee: "For the next three years not a day went by that I didn't think about my son that I had never seen and the cop that kept me from him. And for most of those three years I promised myself that if I ever saw that 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 cocaine, the surprising result was not a race riot but a transformative journey for both men.

Falsely convicted, McGee spent four 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 after their release--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 two 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. The result is an inspiring story for everyone seeking a healing path that unites rather than divides.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780735290723
    • Manufacturer: Waterbrook Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9780735290723
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2017
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Jameel Zookie McGee
    • Author: Mark Tabb
    • Author: Andrew Collins
    • Width: 6.38 inches
    • Height: 0.75 inches
    • Length: 9.50 inches
    • Weight: 0.90 pounds
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