The Black Hand

Author: Chris Blatchford
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061982261
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THE BLACK HAND is the true story of Rene Enriquez, aka "Boxer," and his rise in a secret criminal organization, a new Mafia, that already has a grip on all organized crime in California and soon all of the United States. This Mafia is using a base army of an estimated 60,000 heavily armed, loyal Latino gang members, called Surenos, driven by fear and illicit profits. They are the most dangerous gang in American history and they wave the flag of the Black Hand. Mafioso Enriquez gives an insider′s view of how he devoted his life to the cause--the Mexican Mafia, La Familia Mexicana, also known as La Eme--only to find betrayal and disillusionment at the end of a bloody trail of violence that he followed for two decades. And now, award-winning investigative journalist Chris Blatchford, with the unprecedented cooperation of Rene Enriquez, reveals the inner workings, secret meetings, and elaborate murder plots that make up the daily routine of the Mafia brothers. It is an intense, never-before-told story of a man who devoted his life to a bloody cause only to find betrayal and disillusionment. Based on years of research and investigation, Chris Blatchford has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature.

University Sheepdog In Westwood L A

Author: Terrence Duren
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1683480937
Size: 80.69 MB
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Retired UCLA Police Officer, Terrence Duren, at the center of the 2006 UCLA Taser Incident, writes his memoir, “University Sheepdog in Westwood, Los Angeles" to set the record straight regarding his life and law enforcement career. There were television news reports and articles written about the Taser incident and of Terrence Duren's past. Some of these news reports and articles were unflattering and did not paint a complete picture of him and other officers involved in the Taser incident. In addition to the protests held at UCLA and other UC campuses, there were high volume of telephone calls to UCLA with people voicing their anger and support over the Taser incident. These telephone calls came from people living in the United States and abroad. There was such a high volume of phone calls that UCLA’s telecommunications nearly broke down. After a complete and thorough investigation, the UCLA police chief as well as UCLA campus administrators, concluded that Officer Duren did not violate policy with his use of the Taser. "University sheepdog in Westwood, Los Angeles" is a memoir that gives a better understanding of Officer Terrence Duren and his former colleagues. This memoir is a story of "Sheepdogs" (police officers), protecting the "Sheep" (students\faculty\staff\visitors and others), from the "Wolves" (criminals). Some of the contents in this memoir will tell of Terrence Duren's Officer Involved Shootings, on and off campus, his working undercover for six months buying narcotics from UCLA hospital employees, his confrontation with members of the Nation of Islam, his SWAT standoff with an armed suspect, lewd and lascivious activity in the men's restrooms, his mentoring victims and suspects, flimflammer, and more! Additionally, this Memoir has contents regarding Terrence's childhood growing up around Black Panthers, his service in the United States Marine Corps in peace time and during the First Gulf War. This memoir is unlike any other police story ever told. As you read this memoir, sit down and strap up because you are about to go on a ride!

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Author: Keramet Reiter
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300224559
Size: 22.52 MB
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How America’s prisons turned a “brutal and inhumane” practice into standard procedure Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners spend twenty-three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end, and they are held entirely at administrators’ discretion. Keramet Reiter tells the history of one “supermax,” California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, whose extreme conditions recently sparked a statewide hunger strike by 30,000 prisoners. This book describes how Pelican Bay was created without legislative oversight, in fearful response to 1970s radicals; how easily prisoners slip into solitary; and the mental havoc and social costs of years and decades in isolation. The product of fifteen years of research in and about prisons, this book provides essential background to a subject now drawing national attention.

Urban Issues

Author: CQ Researcher,
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506361048
Size: 44.14 MB
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What are the driving forces behind Smart Cities? What are the ramifications of increasing the minimum wage? What are the causes of aging infrastructure and how should they be addressed? These are just some of the provocative questions that are considered in the new edition of Urban Issues. For current coverage of urban politics, readers will appreciate the balanced and unbiased reporting of CQ Researcher. Urban Issues provides a window into how policy is created and implemented in America’s cities and is sure to spark classroom discussions. Each chapter examines the key players, stakes, background, and lessons for the future, while covering the range of facts, analyses, and opinions surrounding each issue.

Global Perspectives On Youth Gang Behavior Violence And Weapons Use

Author: Harding, Simon
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466699396
Size: 57.80 MB
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Youth violence has become a concern as gangs become a popular option for urban children and teenagers and weapons use among young populations becomes more prevalent. Exploring the psychological motivations and foundations upon which such violence is developed and cultivated can assist in better understanding the modern dilemma of violence, weapons use, and gang behavior among children, teenagers, and young adults. Global Perspectives on Youth Gang Behavior, Violence, and Weapons Use reconsiders the traditional understandings of youth violence in various forms, such as gang activities, criminal behavior, and weapons use. Focusing on the psychosocial elements of violence among children, teenagers, and young adults, this timely publication is ideally designed for use by policy makers and government executives, professionals, educators, and graduate-level students involved in psychology, criminology, social work, and criminal justice studies.

Street Gang And Tribal Warrior Autobiographies

Author: H. David Brumble
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783087838
Size: 57.12 MB
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Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies is a study of the autobiographies of tribal-warrior cultures in North America, the Amazon, the Orinoco Basin, the highlands of Luzon, the island of Alor — of headhunters, women, Apaches, New Guinea big men and a Yanomami captive. The book also discusses tribal-warrior autobiographies closer to home: Colton Simpson’s Inside the Crips, Mona Ruiz’s Two Badges, Nathan McCall’s Makes Me Wanna Holler and Sanyika Shakur’s Monster, autobiographies that remember gangbanging at a time when there were close to 500 gang-related homicides a year in Los Angeles—a time when gangbangers were so alienated from the larger society that they reinvented something very similar to the tribal-warrior cultures right in the asphalt heart of American cities. Grisly, probing and resonant with the voices of generations of fighters, Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies is an unsettling work of cross-disciplinary scholarship.

The Mexican Mafia Encyclopedia

Author: Rene Enriquez
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936986200
Size: 13.22 MB
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The most comprehensive book ever written on the history and inner-workings of the Mexican Mafia. Authored by two former members now working with law enforcement and a network of Mexican Mafia experts within the field of criminal justice. These experts encompass multiple generations of mafia experiences, including murders, conspiracies, membership, and folklore. Included is factual data, official documents, personal accounts and never seen before photographs. In addition Quick Response (QR) Codes are included that offer informational video clips and audio segments via smart phones and computers. This multi-media approach was designed specifically to delve further into various incidents and provide first-hand accounts. This manuscript has been vetted by Mexican Mafia experts throughout the United States.

Enciclopedia De La Mafia Mexicana

Author: Rene Enriquez
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936986019
Size: 32.99 MB
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The most comprehensive book ever written on the history and inner-workings of the Mexican Mafia.Authored by two former members now working with law enforcement and a network of Mexican Mafia experts within the field of criminal justice. These experts encompass multiple generations of mafia experiences, including murders, conspiracies, membership, and folklore.Included is factual data, official documents, personal accounts and never seen before photographs. In addition Quick Response (QR) Codes are included that offer informational video clips and audio segments via smart phones and computers. This multi-media approach was designed specifically to delve further into various incidents and provide first-hand accounts.This manuscript has been vetted by Mexican Mafia experts throughout the United States.