A True Story of Murder in America

Audiobook CD - 2015
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Jill Leovy, crime reporter for the LA Times, examines why the homicide rates for blacks in America are so much higher than any other ethnic group.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : BOT/Books on Tape ; New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, p2015.
ISBN: 9780449009710
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (13 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Ghetto-side


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Apr 12, 2016

A truly fascinating, in depth look at real homicide detectives and the victims and families of gang violence in LA south of the 10. If you understand what that location means, this will be especially interesting to you, but educational for anyone who wonders why there is so much needless violence in the African American communities of the US.

Jul 02, 2015

This book explores the homicide plague "south of the 10" in Los Angeles. While the book focuses on the murder of Bryant Tennelle, the son of a LAPD homicide detective, it also explores the phenomenon of "ghettoside killings" in America's poor, black neighborhoods. The author explodes several myths about being poor and maintains that the root of the problem is the wholesale abandonment of America's poor, black neighborhoods by the state and the justice system. Leovy also shows that this is a common pattern across time and cultures to what are considered marginalized people. An important book.


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