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Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America - Community Reviews back

by Jill Leovy
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 4 years ago
Putting names to the murdered young black men in LA she tells the story of one, a cop's son, and gives us more vignettes of others around the same time as his. She also takes us into the detectives' lives who are handed these murders and how they solve them. I liked this book. While there was a ...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 4 years ago
There are two competing, rather than complimentary stories in this book. Part of the blurb: Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder—a “ghettoside” killing, one young black man slaying another—and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose c...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 6 years ago
Maddeningly good and an excellent example of good journalism transformed into a very good book. [spoiler] Not always the case as I found in this example https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1567538899 [/spoiler] Having lived through the LA riots in 1992, this hits home. These detectives are unsung...
Merle
Merle rated it 6 years ago
This is an interesting and informative book about a serious problem that goes ignored by most of American society: the extraordinary number of young black men who are murdered every year, most often by other young black men. (Despite the title – the book is set in Los Angeles – this isn’t just a big...
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