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Triangle : A Year on the Ground with New York's Bloods and Crips
by Kevin Deutsch


Overview - The Linden Triangle: Linden Avenue and Linden Place, Hempstead, Long Island. At this blighted intersection, seemingly forgotten by the middle and upper class communities that surround it, the dream of suburban comfort and safety has devolved into a nightm"  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Linden Triangle: Linden Avenue and Linden Place, Hempstead, Long Island. At this blighted intersection, seemingly forgotten by the middle and upper class communities that surround it, the dream of suburban comfort and safety has devolved into a nightm"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781493007608
  • ISBN-10: 1493007602
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Publish Date: December 2014
  • Page Count: 214
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Deutsch, a criminal justice writer for Newsday, spent a year among the Bloods and Crips who occupy the Triangle, a once prosperous but now blighted area in Hempstead, Long Island, described by one local (and former Iraq vet) as a "war zone." Shootings there are commonplace, as are beatings and sexual assaults. Anyone in the area who is perceived to cooperate with the police is dealt with swiftly and severely; and so the cycle goes on. Deutsch's immersion in the community is evident from the range of people he profiles—from a newly initiated gang member to a college graduate who left the corporate world for the drug trade (he likens the long-running Bloods-Crips feud to "some kind of corporate fight you'd read about in the Wall Street Journal, only this is about our kind of business: rock cocaine"), to the ex-gang members and churchgoers who patrol the area nightly in an effort to bring peace. There are many stories here, and Deutsch gives readers a 360-degree view of the community. He describes a complex problem rooted in a lack of hope and opportunity that many participants see as insoluble. This is a crucial and enthralling work on gangs and the communities they inhabit. B&w photos. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Dec.)

 
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