Illustration: Owen Freeman

In America, ‘Being a Racist Is Not Against the Law’

A broken window and a gun led to the death of James Scurlock outside a bar in Omaha. Then the search for justice began.

On the night of Saturday, May 30, Jake Gardner sat inside The Hive, a popular bar he owned in the Old Market area of downtown Omaha, plotting against a phantom enemy. The bar was…