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By Mark S. Fleisher

Lifeless finish teenagers exposes either the depravity and the humanity in gang existence throughout the eyes of a teenaged lady named Cara, a member of a Kansas urban gang. during this surprising but compassionate account, Mark Fleisher exhibits how gang ladies’ lives are formed through poverty, relations disorganization, and parental forget.

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Chucky D just blew off the interview, I thought. I figured I'd never get this kid to tell me about his drug business on tape. I was wrong. The next day Chucky D drove up with his latest girlfriend, Tamara. He stayed with her at her place in Independence, a 20-minute ride to the east. Chucky D and I talked at the picnic table behind the bushes next to Jackie's house. Chucky D and Wendy sat directly across from me and faced the street, with Tamara and Johnny, humming on a harmonica, next to them.

Taffy cared for Fremont kids who had run away from or were thrown out of their parents' homes. Fourteen-year-old Fremont TJ, also known as Cyco, shot Tyler, the son of KCPD officer, in Taffy's living room in Fremont Hustlers 35 1994. It was a horrible scene, Taffy said; she didn't want to discuss it, except to say she had given Tyler mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. TJ was held on a $500,000 bond. 45 handgun. TJ stood trial for murder and was. acquitted; then he stood trial on a double homicide and was acquitted.

To my surprise an ice cream vendor, with his bell ringing, came west on 13th Street. 6 Robert ran inside, asked Jackie for money, and came out empty handed. A half dozen kids ran to the truck at the corner of Fremont and 13th. " I asked Robert. I knew by the expression on his face that Jackie had stiffed him. " I handed him a dollar. " he asked in a rather puzzled way. " "Why? " he responded. "Nothing, Robert. What you have to do is buy ice cream before the truck leaves. " He ran over and joined the other youngsters at 28 Fremont Hustlers the truck, bought an ice cream on a stick, and for that moment he looked like a healthy nine-year-old who happened to live in a gang-operated drug house.

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