Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Ghettoside : [sound recording] a true story of murder in AmericaBy Leovy, Jill.

Leovy, a Los Angeles Times journalist, investigates the murder of a black teenager in South Central LA in May 2007. Bryant Tennelle, 18, was walking down the street with a friend near his home when another young black man jumped out of a Suburban and shot him. Bryant died a short time later. Bryant was the son of LAPD detective Wally Tennelle. Leovy follows the investigation into Bryant’s murder, which was eventually turned over to John Skaggs, a homicide detective with a reputation for being doggedly persistent in pursuing suspects and witnesses. As the case against the perpetrators builds and eventually goes to court, Leovy gives a detailed history of the disproportionate black homicide rates in the United States and LA, and offers some well-founded conclusions about the appalling numbers of black men murdered and the low conviction rates of their killers. This is a significant, powerful book. Rebecca Lowman narrates.

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