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    Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America E–book/E–pub Good reason to read it superb writing The characters though are so hackneyed There is Supercop the ordinary world weary father of teenagers who just wants to do his best The police team who mostly don't care at all it's only one Black shootin' another The forensics guy who thinks he can do better than computers he can The victim a boy with a shining face full of the possibilities of life bleeding to death on the pavement from a bu

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    Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America E–book/E–pub Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í Jill Leovy This is an important book Despite overall crime rates falling nationally black homicide rates remain stubbornly high And this is only the most lethal of problems facing inner city neighborhoods Failing schools Concentrated poverty Mas

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    Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í Jill Leovy Jill Leovy Í 4 Free download characters Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America Wow This is an incredible book about murder in South Los Angeles Jill Leovy was on the police beat for the LA Times and she spent 10 years following homicide detectives and reporting on different murder cases Ghettoside goes in depth into one case in particular the fatal shooting of 18 year old Bryant Tennelle who was the son of an LA police detective You could say Bryant was killed because he was in the wrong place at the wrong

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Read & Download Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America 104 On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles a young man was shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home one of hundreds of young men slain in LA every year His assailant ran down the street jumped into an SUV and vanished hoping to join the vast majority of killers in American cities. We love murderLet me clarify that statement We love murder as entertainment when the victim is some poor innocent blonde woman that our hero detectives avenge with a little help from the geeks in the crime lab and the whole thing is wrapped up in an hour Or about 45 minutes with commercials if it s on network televisionThis book is non fiction so it certainly doesn t have the appeal of a tidy TV solution and it digs into the whole sociology of a community where murder is common and the police as an institution seems interested in easy drug busts and flashy anti gang units even as it cuts the overtime of it s already understaffed homicide unitsSo that takes a lot of the fun out of murderOne of those homicides was Bryant Tennelle a young man who got shot for just being in the wrong place at the wrong time In a cruel twist Bryant was the son of a LAPD detective who was one of the rare cops to live where he policed Part of the book follows the efforts of another relentless detective named John Skaggs to solve the case Reporter Jill Leovy spent years covering and researching homicides in LA and she doesn t just tell us the story of that one murder The elephant in the room regarding murder in America is that the majority of it is made up of black men killing black men She tackles the issues head on and offers reasons and possible solutions to it What history shows is that in areas where a poor community feels repressed and vulnerable when major crimes go unpunished while the citizens feel harassed by the force failing to protect them it breeds murder In LA the police resources were dedicated mainly to crime prevention not crime investigation and homicide clearance rates had fallen to abysmal levels Leovy s findings show that this has created the worst kind of Catch 22 situation where the emphasis on the wrong kind of policing has the black citizens feeling harassed even as they think the cops don t care about solving murders so they don t cooperate The cops get frustrated by the lack of cooperation and put even less effort into solving black murders Rinse and repeat The good news is that Leovy actually thinks the situation could be greatly improved if the cops put resources into catching killers She uses Skaggs investigation of Tennelle s death to show how a seemingly random shooting can be solved Not with any kind of Sherlock Holmes deduction or CSI labs but by simply showing up listening and giving a damn about all the people involved like the victim s family and witnesses Per her final chapter the situation has improved in south LA which she credits to better police policies and social programsComparisons to David Simon s Homicide A Year on the Killing Streets are inevitable and fair because Leovy does cover a lot of the same ground as far as following around detectives and showing what actual police work is like It also hits a lot of the same themes that Simon s The Wire did about institutions presenting a good face rather than doing meaningful work This plays on of the sociological angles than Simon s works but it lacks his style and humor so I still think Homicide is a better read Leovy also puts John Skaggs on a pedestal which gets to be a little tiresome after a while However it s still an important book that takes a hard look at a very real problem

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Read & Download Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America 104 Ll costs for its forgotten victims Ghettoside is a fast paced narrative of a devastating crime an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy and a surprising new lens into the great subject of murder in America why it happens and how the plague of killings might yet be stoppe. This is not a perfect book In her passion for the subject and her glowing respect for LA Homicide Detective John Skaggs Leovy s effusive praise can feel overstated venturing into fangirl territory as if she were writing up an application essay to have Skaggs knighted or appointed to sainthood But I m going to cut her some slack since this book is extremely well researched and powerfully presented Leovy has been embedded for years in the crime area she is writing about the infamous South Central Los Angeles This isn t an outsider elbowing her way into the uagmire of violence but rather an LA citizen that deeply cares about the plague of murders devastating LA County s young black men and the tragic toll it has taken on those who loved them While the narrative arc for the book is to cover in depth one particular homicide that of 18 year old African American Bryant Tennelle son of Wallace Tennelle a highly respected detective with the Los Angeles police Leovy does a great job balancing the intimate details of this case with a larger encompassing analysis of race relations in America and the rise of Los Angeles gangs and black on black homicidal violence The statistics she presents are both shocking and depressing for example African American males make up just 6 percent of the country s population but nearly 40 percent of those murdered Further in the wake of improving national crime statistics even for LA County homicide remains the No 1 cause of death for African American males ages 15 to 34 So Leovy wants to try and put some of this numbing tragedy into a meaningful context how have the lives of young black men become so cheap Why has this bloody pattern of black on black violence become so commonplace And what needs to be done to end this plague once and for all Leovy doesn t have the answers but I appreciate her attempts to tackle the at times controversial and painful issues and shed light on a problem that s difficult to know understand and talk about Again I will reiterate this is not a perfect book There are a lot of names and shifting points of view that as a reader it s easy to get lost or frustrated But at its best this book will make you think consider and uestion It will make you want to understand It will bring you to a place of empathy away from preconceived notions and prejudices and that s a powerful thing If you think you might read this book I highly recommend checking out the documentary Crips and Bloods Made In America which provides an excellent overview of what s been called the longest running civil war in the history of America Like Leovy wants to do with her book this unflinching documentary humanizes what s been a very dehumanizing reality for the black citizens of South Los Angeles

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Read & Download Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America 104 Who are never arrested for their crimes But as soon as the case was assigned to Detective John Skaggs the odds shifted Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the uintessential American murder one young black man slaying another and a determined crew of detectives whose creed was to pursue justice at a. Good reason to read it superb writing The characters though are so hackneyed There is Supercop the ordinary world weary father of teenagers who just wants to do his best The police team who mostly don t care at all it s only one Black shootin another The forensics guy who thinks he can do better than computers he can The victim a boy with a shining face full of the possibilities of life bleeding to death on the pavement from a bullet in his head I m so tired he says and dies Another victim his grieving mother out of shape unkempt through misery and unable to move on The prostitute girlfriend who wants to do better The gang victim who gives the police the information everyone but the cops know The hard men in prison planning revenge on snitches and being spied on by the prison guards The killer a victim himself of the ghetto who is 17 and felt immortal and just wanted to have friends be in a gang and so murdered to make himself popular Haven t you heard of all of them before a million times Could you switch on the tv without coming across a show based on these very characters So nothing extraordinary here except the writing and that s why the book gets four stars

  • Hardcover
  • 366
  • Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America
  • Jill Leovy
  • English
  • 15 February 2018
  • 9780385529983