Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age - Chapter 6 "The Letter of Your Law" Summary & Analysis

Kevin Boyle
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Chapter 6 "The Letter of Your Law" Summary

After the shootings on Garland Avenue, the news quickly spreads around the area. More than 5,000 people cram into the area around the house. Meanwhile, Sweet and the other nine men have been taken to police headquarters. They are seated in a room in the Detective's Bureau. Gladys arrives and Sweet and Watson ask to call their lawyers. Sweet calls Julian Perry and at 10:45 p.m. Sweet's interrogation begins. Sweet is nervous and stumbles over his own words during the interrogation. Kennedy wants to know about the guns and the ammo. How did his guests know where the guns were? Did Sweet prepare for trouble? Kennedy finishes with Sweet around midnight.

Kennedy talks to all of the men. They all claim they were there for different reasons, not to help defend the...

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