Do or Die

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Harper Collins, May 20, 1992 - Social Science - 304 pages
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Do or Die is the first insider account of teenage gangs--the lives, loves, and battles of children who kill--from the only journalist ever allowed inside this closed and dangerous world.

This is no West Side Story. Welcome to a world where teenagers wear colostomy bags and have scrapbooks filled with funeral invitations; where a young man, after being shot in the chest, drives himself to the hospital; where another youngster, caught in crossfire, uses his girlfriend as a human shield; where teenage gangsters are kidnapped, tortured, and held for six-figure ransoms; where kids hum the latest movie's theme music while killing people. It's a world of clickheads, sherms, bangers, ballers, and mummyheads; a world where the strongest feelings of family come from other gang members; a world where the most potent feelings of self-worth come from murder.

 

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Bing is a gutsy reporter. For the past four years, she has been reporting on gang life in the Los Angeles area for the L.A. Weekly and apparently has gained the complete trust of the two major gangs ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

I read this for a college class. And it was an interesting read. it had several interviews with different views on the gang life. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
39
Section 3
47
Section 4
71
Section 5
115
Section 6
131
Section 7
143
Section 8
159
Section 9
183
Section 10
211
Section 11
237
Section 12
267
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