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The Wolves of Fairmount Park

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  • Posted July 26, 2010

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    Merry Go-Round

    In cities all over the world, the buying, selling, and using of drugs takes many lives. There is violence, guns, sex, cops, and a continual churning of the same. The Wolves of Fairmount Park takes us into this world,in one neighborhood in Philadelphia that is probably not much different than any other drug neighborhood. We get close to junkies and killers, and pretty much feel repulsed, but continue reading as Dennis Tafoya does not let up on the gritty details of this life. The cops themselves are victimized by a world they cannot control. One arrested and jailed is replaced by another, and the carousel continues on. With the billions spent on the "war on drugs" it is clear that it is an unwinnable battle. Somewhere, somehow, a different approach has to be taken. Drugs lead to violence- ask any Mexican trying to live safely in the midst of a battle to feed the American appetite for cocaine. This book does not necessarily break any new ground, but reminds us that we can't stand idle.

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