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Book Review: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in Americaby Jill Leovy

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America


Jill Leovy


This is not the easiest book to read, but it was very engaging from start to finish. It shed light on how and why black men are killed in America (she focuses on LA, where they are killed in hugely disproportionate numbers) and how the police confronts the crimes. I found it to be really interesting and very sad as well. The author has done meticulous research and it is well worth reading if you want to understand better the side of the victims, the police and the flaws inherent in the system. Recommended!