December 13, 2019
Richard Jewell wasn't someone who people might think of as a hero. He was an average American security guard and a loner.
Yet, in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics, Jewell showed that he had what it took to save lives after he discovered three pipe bombs in a backpack.
He immediately contacted police and helped evacuate people out of the area just before the device went off.
Everyone praised Jewell for his efforts until the FBI and law enforcement compared his profile in a stereotyped fashion to the profiles of common domestic terrorists and included his name with that of other suspects in a release to the media.
From there and for the next 88 days, Jewell's life took a horrible turn...