On May 30, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, 38-year-old white bar owner and Marine veteran Jake Gardner fatally shot James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black man protesting the murder of George Floyd. Following an indictment, Gardner took his own life. In The Lost Sons of Omaha: Two Young Men in an American Tragedy, Joe Sexton offers a meticulously reported and nuanced account of the two deaths, while disentangling fictions about them on social media. Sexton, a veteran New York Times and ProPublica reporter, is joined by acclaimed actor Dion Graham (The Wire).
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