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Embracing Forgiveness at Kalamazoo Public Library

Oct 6/, 2016 03:23:40 PM

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Embracing Forgiveness
Tuesday, October 25, 6 pm, POW

In 2005, Jameel McGee said he was minding his own business when a police officer accused and arrested him for drug dealing. Four years later, former Benton Harbor police officer Andrew Collins would admit that he falsified the report to bolster his drug arrest quota. Collins was convicted for 1.5 years for misconduct. McGee was exonerated, but had lost four years of his life for a crime he didn't commit.

In 2015, the men found themselves at the same unemployment office where they came to a point of forgiveness, and eventually, friendship.

Hear their powerful story on Tuesday, October 25, 6 pm at Alma Powell Branch Library, 1000 West Paterson Street.  

Fine Forgiveness Week
Sunday, October 23 - Saturday, October 29

In honor of the Embracing Forgiveness program, all Kalamazoo Public Library locations will be embracing the power of forgiveness with a Fine Forgiveness Week! During October 23 - 29, visit any KPL location and have your overdue fines waived! Lost and damaged material charges are not included. Patrons must visit a KPL location to have their fines waived. Email and phone requests will not be honored. For more information, call 342-9837. 

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