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╟ Read Relié @Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America For Free ▨ Kindle Author Jill Leovy ◙ ╟ Read Relié @Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America For Free ▨ Kindle Author Jill Leovy ◙ 1A KillingIt was a warm Friday evening in Los Angeles, about a month before Dovon Harris was murdered.Sea breezes rattle the dry palm trees in this part of town It was about 6 15 p.m., a time when homeowners turn on sprinklers, filling the air with a watery hiss The springtime sun had not yet set it hovered about 30 degrees above the horizon, a white dime sized disk in a blinding sky.Two young black men walked down West Eightieth Street at the western edge of the Los Angeles Police Departments Seventy seventh Street precinct area, a few miles away from where Dovon Harris lived One was tall with light brown skin, the other shorter, slight and dark.The shorter of the two young men, Walter Lee Bridges, was in his late teens He was wiry and fit His neck was tattooed and his face wore the mournful, jumpy look common to young men in South Central who have known danger His low walk and light build suggested he could move like lightning if he had to.His companion, wearing a baseball cap and pushing a bicycle, appeared relaxed, oblivious Bryant Tennelle was eighteen years old He was tall and slim, with a smooth caramel complexion and what was called good hair, smooth and wavy His eyes tilted down a little at the corners, giving his face a gentle puppy look The two young men were neighbors who whiled away hours together tinkering with bicycles.They were strolling on the south side of Eightieth Bryant carried in one hand an unopened AW root beer he had just bought Thirties era Spanish style housesupdated with vinyl windowslined the street, set back a few feet from the sidewalk Each had a tiny lawn mowed so short it seemed to blend with the pavement Buses roared by on Western Avenue Crows squawked and planes whistled overhead as they descended into Los Angeles International Airport, so close you could read the logos on their tails Groups of teenagers loitered at each end of the street An elegant magnolia loomed near the end of the block, and across the street hunched a thick overgrown Modesto ash.The ash tree stood in front of a tidy corner house Behind that house, in the backyard on the other side of the fence, a man named Calvin Abbot was cleaning out a tile cutter He had just retiled his mothers bathroom.Walter and Bryant were taking their time walking down Eightieth, chatting, their long shadows stretching behind them They walked in sunshine, though dusk engulfed the other side of the street Three friends emerged from a house at the end of the block behind them and called out a greeting Walter stopped and turned to yell something back Bryant kept walking toward the ash A black Chevrolet Suburban pulled up to the curb around the corner, on the cross street, St Andrews A door opened and a young man jumped out He pulled on gloves, ran a few steps, and halted under the tree, holding a gloved hand straight out gripping a firearm Pap Pap pap.Walter reacted instantly He saw the muzzle flashes, saw the gunmanwhite T shirt, dark complexion, gloveseven as he sprinted Calvin Abbot, toiling with his tile cutter behind the fence, couldnt see the shooter But he heard the blasts and dropped instinctively Abbot, forty, had grown up a black man in South Central and had the same battle ready reflexes as Walter He lay flat on the ground as gunfire boomed in his ears.Bryants reflexes were slower Or perhaps it was because he was looking straight into the setting sun To him, the gunman was a dark silhouette Bryant staggered, then reeled and fell on a patch of lawn overhung by a bird of paradise bush Silence Abbot drew himself to his feet, crept to the fence, and peeked over.The shooter stood a few feet away, next to the ash tree on the other side of the fence.He was still holding the gun Abbot watched as he walked a few paces, then broke into a run there must be a getaway car nearby Abbot made a brave decision he followed the shooter, watched him jump back into the Suburban, and tried to read the license plate as it sped away He turned and saw Bryant lying on the grass.Teenagers were converging from three directions One young man dropped to his knees next to Bryant Joshua Henry was a close friend He took Bryants hand and gripped it With relief, he felt Bryant squeeze back Im tired, Im tired, Bryant told him He wanted to sleep Josh could see only a little blood on his head Just a graze, he thought Then Bryant turned his head A quarter of his skull had been ripped away.Josh stared at the wound Only then did his eyes register Bryants cap, lying on the ground nearby, full of blood and tissue He heard his own voice chattering cheerfully to Bryant, telling him he would be okay.Standing over them, Abbot was pleading with a 911 dispatcher on the phone, straining to keep the details straight as his eyes took in the scene Eightieth and Saint Andrews He took a breath and muttered hoarsely Oh my god.Abbot put away the phone He turned Bryant over He administered CPR All around him, teenagers were screaming Someone thrust a towel at him Abbot tried to blot it against Bryants shattered head, wondering what he was supposed to do Bryant vomited His mouth was filled with blood Abbot, too, found himself staring at the brain matterflecks of gray and yellow Yellow With one part of his mind Abbot recorded his own bewilderment Why was it yellow With another part, he fought to stay calm.One thought kept crowding out the others Please dont let this kid die.Ambulance shooting.Officer Greg De la Rosa, P 3, LAPD Seventy seventh Street Division, was cruising around Fifty fourth Street at the north end of the station area when his radio buzzed.Ambulance shooting was the generic way most South L.A murders and attempted murders came to the attention of police over their radios In the three station areas that encompassed most of South Los Angelesthe Seventy seventh Street Division, Southwest Division, and Southeast Divisionsuch calls, at least in this year, came than once a day, on average.The location of the shooting was almost thirty blocks south from where he was De la Rosa went Code 3, lights flashing, down Western Avenue, and got there first It was warm, and still light.He took in the scene A chrome BMX bike down on the sidewalk A baseball cap A victim on the lawn Male black Late teens Medium complexion De la Rosa was on autopilot, filling out the police report in his head He had been called to so many shootings just like this one So many male black, he could barely distinguish one from another De la Rosa pondered the bike, cap, and victim, arranged in a straight line on the sidewalk and grass The young man must have dropped the bike and run for the shelter of a porch, De la Rosa thought A few steps and he would have made it.De la Rosa had grown up in an English speaking family of Mexican descent in mostly Hispanic Panorama City, a rough patch of the San Fernando Valley, and was Los Angeles to the core his great grandfather had been evicted from Chavez Ravine when they built Dodger Stadium He was also an Army veteran He was still unprepared for what he found when he was assigned to the Seventy seventh a dozen years before The station area lay between Watts and Inglewood and spanned the heart of what many locals still called South Central, though the name was officially changed to South Los Angeles in 2003 to erase its supposed stigma But people on the streets didnt use the new name much, nor the polite new city designations for its various sectionsVermont Knolls, for instance Instead, people said eastside and westside to denote the old race restrictive covenant boundary along Main Street, and retained South Central for the whole Florence and Normandie, the intersection where the 1992 riots broke out, was in the Seventy seventh Street Division, near where De la Rosa now stood.Over time, De la Rosa had grown used to the texture of life here, but it still baffled him In Seventy seventh, everyone seemed to be related somehow Rumors traveled at lightning speed Sometimes it seemed that you couldnt slap handcuffs on anyone in the division without their relatives instantly pouring out of their houses, hollering at the police De la Rosas old home of Panorama City was also poor, but it didnt have the same homicide problem, the same resentment of police He found that he avoided talking to outsiders about his job He didnt want to waste his breath on people who didnt know what Seventy seventh was like and wouldnt understand even if he tried to explain it.The tasks he walked through that evening were so familiar they were almost muscle memory Secure the perimeter Secure witnesses Hold the scene for detectives Get out the field interview cards And get ready onlookers would soon swarm them, asking questions.De la Rosa remembered these ambulance shootings only if something exceptional occurred Like the time he had been called to Florence and Broadway, right in front of Louisiana Fried Chicken The victim, an older black man, had a small hole in his skin, the kind that often hides severe internal bleeding Get the fuck away from me the wounded man had snarled De la Rosa tried to help him anyway The man fought In the end, De la Rosa and his fellow officers tackled him, four cops piling on, a team takedown of a possibly mortally wounded shooting victim Even in the midst of the chaos, De la Rosa registered the absurdity, the black humor, so typical of life in the Seventy seventh.Black humor helped But it still got to himthe attitude of black residents down here They were shooting each other but still seemed to think the police were the problem Po Po, they sneered Once, De la Rosa had to stand guard over the body of a black man until paramedics arrived An angry crowd closed in on him, accusing him of disrespecting the murdered mans body Some of them tried to drag the corpse away The police used an official term for this occasional hazard lynching Some felt uncomfortable saying it They associated the word with the noose, not the mobs that once yanked people from police to kill or rescue them De la Rosa held back the crowd You dont care because hes a black man someone yelled De la Rosa was stunned Why did they think race was a part of this Sometimes, in Seventy seventh, De la Rosa had the sense that he was no longer in America As if he had pulled off the freeway into another world.That May night unfolded in the midst of an unexceptional period of violence in the traditionally black neighborhoods of South Los Angeles County All across the ten square miles that stretched from Slauson Avenue to the north end of Long Beach, black men were shot and stabbed every few days.About a month before Bryant Tennelle was shot on May 11, 2007, Fabian Cooper, twenty one, was shot to death leaving a party in Athens With him was his neighbor and lifelong friend Salvador Arredondo, nineteen, a young Hispanic man, who was also killed.A week later, on April 15, twenty two year old Mark Webster walked out of a biker club on Fifty fourth Street near Second Avenue and was shot by someone who opened fire from a distance It seems unlikely that the attacker knew who he was.That same night, some black men caught up with Marquise Alexander, also twenty two, at a Shell gas station at the nearby intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson avenues and shot him dead Four days later, on April 19, forty one year old Maurice Hill was hanging out in his usual spot in front of a liquor store at Sixty fourth and Vermont Avenue at about 10 30 p.m when a black gunman killed him Hill, who had lived in the area all his life, spent most of his time sitting in a grassy median on Vermont Avenue drinking beer The same day Hill died, Isaac Tobias, twenty three, succumbed to his wounds at St Francis Hospital in Lynwood, where he lingered for several days after being shot during an argument with two other black men near 120th Street and Willowbrook Avenue.Three days later, in North Long Beach, Eric Mandeville, twenty, was shot and killed while walking outside, almost certainly targeted by black gang members because he was young, black, male, and looked like one of their rivals Mandeville was a McDonalds employee, clean cut and well liked, a former foster child who had overcome a difficult childhood Hours after his death, Alfred Henderson, forty seven, was killed nearby The next day, on April 23, eighteen year old Kenneth Frison died at California Hospital after lingering on life support for three weeks He had been shot in the head at the corner of Ninety fourth Street and Gramercy on April 1 Four days after Frisons death, Wilbert Jackson, sixteen, was sprayed by a lethal volley of bullets from a passing car as he stood in front of a fish store on Figueroa Avenue south of Fifty first Street Early the next day, April 28, thirty four year old Robert Hunter was attending the funeral at Missionary Baptist Church on Adams Boulevard for his cousinIsaac Tobias, the young murder victim mentioned above An argument broke out at the church Hunter was shot dead and two other mourners were wounded Later that same day, Ralph Hope, twenty eight, was shot and killed in Inglewood.A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement JillLeovy is a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain.Dwight Garner, The New York Times Masterful gritty reporting that matches the police work behind it Los Angeles Times Moving and engrossing San Francisco Chronicle Penetrating and heartbreaking Ghettosidepoints out how relatively little America has cared even as recently as the last decade about the value of young black mens lives USA Today Functions both as a snappy police procedural and significantlyas a searing indictment of legal neglect Leovys powerful testimony demands respectful attention The Boston Globe Ghettosideis fantastic It does what the best narrative nonfiction does It transcends its subject by taking one persons journey and making it all our journeys Thats what makes this not just a gritty, heart wrenching, and telling book, but an important one From the patrol cop to the president, everyone needs to read this book.Michael Connelly Ghettoside is remarkable a deep anatomy of lawlessness.Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal Leovy writes with grace and artistry, and controlledbut bone deepoutrage in her new book Ghettoside, if theres any justice, will be the most important book about urban violence in a generation.David M Kennedy, The Washington Post Riveting This timely book could not be important.Associated Press Told with the chilling detail and gripping pace of a prime time drama The Economist Leovys relentless reporting has produced a book packed with valuable, hard won insightsand it serves as a crucial, 366 page reminder that black lives matter The New York Times Book Review A compelling analysis of the factors behind the epidemic of black on black homicide, and the beginnings of a policy prescription for tackling it an important book, which deserves a wide audience.Hari Kunzru, The Guardian Ghettoside has many successes its complicated portrait of the LAPD, the humanity it lends to the families of murder victims, and its ability to engage readers from a historical and current day context the sundry facts Leovy provides throughout the book never overwhelm.Jason Parham, Gawker A brave book It is not often that I pick up a work of non fiction and picture the movie unfolding before my eyes Ghettoside offers a calm dissection of Americas oldest epidemic Leovys knowledge makes for lapidary prose that crackles with insight It is also deeply humane Financial Times First rate stuff Newsweek Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America Jill Leovy Ghettoside on FREE shipping qualifying offers NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Books Received BLDGBLOG Image Inside Tadao Ando s studio Osaka photo by Kaita Takemura, via designboom Somewhere, despite the weather here, it spring If you re like me, that means looking for something new to read Here is a selection books have crossed my desk over past few months faculty book club Kelly Gallagher Magnolia High School, Faculty Book Club Selections The Girl with Seven Names North Korean Defector Hyeonseo Lee October Calypso David Sedaris September Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward August Select Titles Grosvenor Lit ferocious and long overdue piece true storytelling Sam Quinones, Dreamland Tale Opiate Epidemic riveting, deeply human life thriller deadly New York crack gangs reminiscent Gay Talese classic inside portrait Bonanno crime family, Honor Thy Father Michael Capuzzo, Times bestsellers Close Shore Room Home Grocer Home Grocer Online Shop Hit Target Eight Men Who Led Eighth Air Fo I ll Be Gone Dark One Woman Obsessive Search masterful account Golden State Killer elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California decade from Michelle McNamara, gifted journalist died tragically while investigating case You be silent forever, I gone America Ghettoside, bestseller, was named one best Economist, among others It finalist National Critics Circle Award out based ratings reviews Paperback fast paced narrative devastating crime, an intimate detectives community bonded tragedy, surprising lens into great subject why murder happens our cities how epidemic killings might yet stopped Praise serious kaleidoscopic achievement Jan , In describes homicide South Los Angeles examine unsolved murders African American men Quotes Goodreads quotes This about very simple idea where criminal justice system fails respon America, Leovy, Spiegel Grau, RRP pages Published UK March Bodley Head Edward Luce FT chief US commentator opens brutal set On gorgeous Southern Californian afternoon, mild mannered Bryant Tennelle years old, fond animals story fantastic does what 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    • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
    • 4.3
    • 524
    • Relié
    • 384 pages
    • 0385529996
    • Jill Leovy
    • Anglais
    • 08 January 2016

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