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Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America (2015)

av Jill Leovy

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On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man was shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of hundreds of young men slain in Los Angeles every year. His assailant ran down the street, jumped into an SUV, and vanished, hoping to join the vast majority of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes. But as soon as the case was assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shifted. Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential American murder -- one young black man slaying another -- and a determined crew of detectives whose creed was to pursue justice at all costs for its forgotten victims. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a new lens into the great subject of murder in America -- why it happens and how the plague of killings might yet be stopped.… (mer)
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Jill Leovy, a L.A. Times reporter on the homicide beat in Los Angeles, describes murders and murder investigations in South L.A. through the story of a one young man, Bryant Tennelle, killed in a random street shooting. Tennelle's death was just one of hundreds in L.A. County that year, most of which were attributed to black-on-black gang violence. Most went unsolved.

One thing which made Tennelle's murder different was the fact that he was the son of a L.A. policeman. That alone must have prompted the police department to put additional effort into solving this crime. Leovy tells the story of the police investigation into Tennelle's murder, how hard it was to crack the case, and how much harder it was to bring the case to trial and get a conviction.

Beyond the specifics of that successful case, Leovy makes it clear just how difficult it is to investigate and solve crime in the inner-city neighborhoods of L.A., in no small part due to the reluctance of the citizens in the area to talk to the police. The author points out how, if the people don't trust the authorities, they don't or won't cooperate. The rules of the inner-city, which the residents all know, is what governs people's behavior. That includes not trusting or talking to the police, and knowing that to do so puts anyone who cooperates with the authorities at risk of gang retribution. People in the city have seen that the ability of the police to protect cooperative witnesses from gang retribution is very poor. Thus, crimes go unsolved more often than not, and people find protection by joining a gang rather than trusting the authorities. It's a vicious cycle. People feel trapped by the realities, police feel frustrated by the circumstances. Leovy talks about breaking this cycle, but as evident by a similar situation of the high number of unsolved murders in Chicago during 2015 - 2016, success in many U.S. communities is still a long way away.
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  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
nonfiction (true crime, race, and law&order challenges in "ghettoside" Los Angeles)
really interesting, 13-1/2 hour audiobook that follows homicide detectives through a 2007 case involving the shooting of a policeman's Black son, and explores various issues that complicate relations between Blacks living in South LA and the police responsible for their safety. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Genius. Perhaps the best book ever written about murder, law enforcement and which American's lives we chose to value and those we don't. Joins David Simon's "Homicide" and Bryan Stevenson "Just Mercy" as a rightful classic on our nation's ideas of justice. ( )
  Smokler | Jan 3, 2021 |
Remarkable account of black-on-black violence in Los Angeles, from its early days into the present.

Ghettoside focuses on a few detectives and a few cases, particularly a case of murder of a police detective's son. The detective, Wally Tennelle, working out of RHB (the elite Robbery Homicide division, located downtown), resembles in temperament and work ethic Detective John Skaggs, investigator of Tennelle's son's death.

Skaggs passes up promotional opportunities because he prefers to work the southside, where murders are plentiful and answers are few. Tennelle is similarly inclined but finally accepted the prestigious position downtown for personal reasons.

We follow Skaggs to several different crime scenes and beyond, while he beats the bushes to get answers, and then witnesses who will testify. His relentlessness pays off in high clearance rates of 80% or better, especially compared to the more common "forty-percenters".

How both Skaggs and Tennelle differ from many other detectives and cops on the beat is in their perception of the population they serve. They see the victims, and they see the grief. They see each murder victim as "somebody's child". While many in the media and even in the higher echelons of the LAPD say there are no innocent victims in the southside killings, Skaggs believes they are all victims.

Victims of what? Of ineffective policing. A focus on minor infractions at the expense of major crimes. A focus on what is perceived as prevention as opposed to case clearance. Skaggs believes the police have failed the community. They deserve attention to these murders, relentless attention. When "black-on-black" murders are dismissed as not worth the trouble, the attitude only encourages the lack of self-esteem among young black men and the sense that their lives are worth little. The result is more murders.

Skaggs is a special case but he is not alone. There are others also fighting for real justice but their efforts are rarely rewarded. The detective squads are given few resources, high case loads, and little support from the top.

The book follows Skaggs in particular but also other detectives as they enter a crime scene and then follow through on the investigation. The Tennelle case is taken from beginning to the end, intertwined with stories of other cases and with hard statistics.

What I read is that we can do better. Several detectives already lead the way. It is time for the top brass to listen to them. Although in many ways this is a sobering look at a tragic situation, it also offers a glimmer of hope. Told with passion as well as caution, it is hard to put down. ( )
  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
This was another title where I expected something a bit different from what the author really delivered, but it was well-researched and thoroughly human regardless. In short, this tells the story of black residents of Compton/Watts/South Central LA and their intersections with the LAPD, through the lens of Bryant Tennelle, one of the many young black men that was shot to death between the '90s and '00s. Unknown to the perpetrators, who were committing a more or less random retaliation, Tennelle happened to be the son of an LAPD detective. His and his family's story was told very well, definitely the highlight of the book.

The author is a journalist and during the writing of the book, one of the intrepid ones that took on the herculean task of documenting every homicide in a respective city over many years. That is hugely difficult, and admirable. But it doesn't change the fact that Leovy never lived anywhere in South LA, and that is what I felt was missing from her perspective. She got much of the history of black Angelenos' migrating from Louisiana and Texas right, and I learned new things from that bit, but there needed to be more of an auto-ethnographic lens to tell this story with the nuance it deserves.

Finally, my other gripe is about the treatment of the prime institutional actor in the story: Leovy did "embed" with the LAPD district in South LA, and interviewed multiple of its beat cops, detectives, brass, and alumni. Yet while recounting the enormous amounts of time and money wasted by bureaucracy (phalanxes of cops sent out to patrol nothing in particular after high-profile crimes, phones that remained unconnected for two years) weren't linked to the problems that kept many homicides and other crimes from being solved. She had all of the elements to argue for how LAPD could do better and better support the detectives that earnestly wanted to solve every crime possible, yet these just remained side-by-side, unlinked. Recommended if you enjoy true crime, but it's not the best first-person perspective. ( )
  jonerthon | Jul 4, 2020 |
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On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man was shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of hundreds of young men slain in Los Angeles every year. His assailant ran down the street, jumped into an SUV, and vanished, hoping to join the vast majority of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes. But as soon as the case was assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shifted. Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential American murder -- one young black man slaying another -- and a determined crew of detectives whose creed was to pursue justice at all costs for its forgotten victims. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a new lens into the great subject of murder in America -- why it happens and how the plague of killings might yet be stopped.

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