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vice.....a book about a comtom police officer....

Unread post by martin85 » April 16th, 2013, 6:18 pm

Very good book......great history about the history of Compton and its gangs.

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Unread post by alexalonso » April 18th, 2013, 9:52 pm

can you post of pic of the cover? who is auther?

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Unread post by martin85 » April 19th, 2013, 4:06 am

alexalonso wrote:can you post of pic of the cover? who is auther?
Here it is on amazon... https://amzn.to/2Nj1JiI

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Unread post by karim » April 19th, 2013, 5:38 am

"Born and raised in Compton, the city in L.A. county notoriously home to the Bloods and Crips gangs, Baker traces both the history of the city and his own rise from rookie to detective in his gritty memoir. Co-written with screenwriter Rivele (Nixon), Baker, born in 1942, describes growing up the son of a white father and Mexican mother, learning early on how to sidestep racial boundaries--yet never walking away from a fight. He joins the Compton Police Department in 1968 after earning a sociology degree and serving in the Marine Corps, hoping to fulfill his need for adventure and serve his town. Baker recounts the racial shift in Compton beginning in the late 1950s as "white flight" began and the area became predominantly black, though by the TKTKs Hispanics became the majority--and the rise of brutal gang violence. Along with his fellow officers, Baker was more often than not outnumbered on the streets by criminals, but describes a police force dedicated to protecting the community, even if that means doling out some unorthodox, Compton-style justice."
It should be an awsome read... Thanks for sharing it martin85 !

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Unread post by jeff » April 20th, 2013, 5:15 pm

decent book. i'd rate it maybe 2/5. i'm not a huge fan of gang books written by cops. there's a few tidbits of history of gangs in compton. he personally knew sylvestor scott, china dogg and some other founding members. it's in stock at most every major bookstores, shouldn't be hard to find.

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Unread post by karim » May 15th, 2013, 3:57 am

I've just begun it this morning...

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Unread post by bgcasper » May 15th, 2013, 3:59 am

[quote="karim"]I've just begun it this morning...[/quote]quand tu las fini envoi moi le jte le rachete ma geuele

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Unread post by karim » May 15th, 2013, 5:05 am

Le port (jusqu'en Thaïlland) va coûter plus cher que le bouquin lui même Kim ! Je l'ai payé 8€ sur 'Amazone'...

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Unread post by bgcasper » May 15th, 2013, 9:21 am

[quote="karim"]Le port (jusqu'en Thaïlland) va coûter plus cher que le bouquin lui même Kim ! Je l'ai payé 8€ sur 'Amazone'...[/quote]
ok ok si tu peu scanner des passage interressan
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Unread post by karim » May 16th, 2013, 3:28 am

Je crois que tu te méprends le Kim ! :mrgreen:
Attention ces keufs là étaient 130 pour tout Compton, mec... En plus pas mal d'entre eux étaient de descendance française avec des noms américanisés (genre Jean Boulanger = John Baker). Y'en a un qui faisait de la savate (boxe française) et crois moi les OGs ricains le respectaient. Ces keufs étaient des bonhommes à mon avis parce que patrouiller dans Compton et aller dans les coins les plus chauds (Rosecrans, Lueder Park...) ça devait pas être simple... La meilleure preuve de ce que j'avance c'est que les gangsters les respectaient...
PS: Le keuf qui raconte l'histoire est lui-même de Boyle Heights, c'est un blanc mais pas un facho du tout le keum... Un mec à l'ancienne droit et juste, bref un keuf mais un bon keuf... Après chacun sa voie gangster ou keuf mais avec respect tu vois...?

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Unread post by comptonblockz » August 29th, 2013, 5:57 pm

Just finished it yesterday. He goes into detail about the start of bloods and crips,but not one mention of Mac Thomas in his book. Good book,but you can tell he's lying or exaggerating about a lot of shit.

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Unread post by bgcasper » August 30th, 2013, 8:57 am

[quote="comptonblockz"]Just finished it yesterday. He goes into detail about the start of bloods and crips,but not one mention of Mac Thomas in his book. Good book,but you can tell he's lying or exaggerating about a lot of shit.[/quote]good if u could scan the historical passage thanks

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Unread post by comptonblockz » August 31st, 2013, 3:09 pm

bgcasper wrote:
comptonblockz wrote:Just finished it yesterday. He goes into detail about the start of bloods and crips,but not one mention of Mac Thomas in his book. Good book,but you can tell he's lying or exaggerating about a lot of shit.
good if u could scan the historical passage thanks
I'll see what I can do,good sir.

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Unread post by bgcasper » August 31st, 2013, 8:08 pm

[quote="comptonblockz"][quote="bgcasper"][quote="comptonblockz"]Just finished it yesterday. He goes into detail about the start of bloods and crips,but not one mention of Mac Thomas in his book. Good book,but you can tell he's lying or exaggerating about a lot of shit.[/quote]good if u could scan the historical passage thanks[/quote]

I'll see what I can do,good sir.[/quote]
thanks it would be nice to debate on those old school shit about the hub maximum props

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Unread post by alexalonso » October 27th, 2019, 10:21 pm

Good history, will try to interview him.

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