The Most Dangerous Gang in America: The Police

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In this controversial book, noted author Richard Jeanty, tackles the problem of police brutality and the unfair treatment of Black men at the hands of police in New York City and the rest of the country. The Most Dangerous Gang in America is the voice of the victims as well as the cry of every Black mother, father, husband and son in America.
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Overview

In this controversial book, noted author Richard Jeanty, tackles the problem of police brutality and the unfair treatment of Black men at the hands of police in New York City and the rest of the country. The Most Dangerous Gang in America is the voice of the victims as well as the cry of every Black mother, father, husband and son in America.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976927792
  • Publisher: RJ Publications
  • Publication date: 8/15/2007
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 585,791
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

    This book is one man's misguided opinion, with a title made to

    Richard Jeanty makes an effort to shed light on injustice committed by some police officers in minority communities. With that said, it seems that calling the NYPD "the most dangerous gang in America" is a generalization which chooses to make the presumption that there are more bad cops than good cops. There are quite a few problems with this however. First of all, the NYPD is currently made up of about 30% hispanic officers and nearly 20% black officers. While there have been instances of racially motivated misconduct in the past, a majority of police officers are not involved in it. There are currently almost 40,000 police officers in the NYPD. That is greater than the number of US troops serving in Afghanistan. With such a tremendous police department, scandals and misconduct are bound to happen, and there have been efforts to limit it. Currently, crime rates are at their lowest numbers ever and one of the largest cities in the world is also one of the safest because of the NYPD. Considering the type of books this author usually puts out, it seems very hard to take his opinion (and it is very much opinion-based) on this issue very seriously.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2008

    Injustice for all!

    This book was definitely an eye-opener for me. Being the parent of 3 sons, I had no idea what some of our men were going through on a daily basis. The harrassment and mistreatment they are subjected to at the hand of police is sometimes horrendous. I applaud this author for shedding light on a grave situation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    Anyone that has seen my reviews for Richard's books know that I sometimes can give him a hard time. In my opinion, his lack of 'spice' always leaves me wanting something more from him. If I didn't feel like he was a talented author, I would just give him a mediocre number, leave my review on Amazon and call it a day. When I was told that he had done something different and this was a non-fictional piece, I was like here we go. Richard starts off with his strong opinion regarding the New York City Police Department. He gives details about their running and gunning mentality against black men and women and their overall trigger-happy fingers with minorities in general. At first, Richard might make you feel like he is just another angry black man with a chip on his shoulder. He throws out different cases throughout the years with his opinions on each one. He tells you how these officers are trained to be 'tough' and fear minorities with a shoot first and ask questions later state of mind. He even goes into how he has himself dealt with the NYPD, which caused him to have a history with regards to his record. I probably was halfway through it and felt like this man is rambling and losing focus, but I reread the foreword (which gives you valuable information sometimes) and realized he is not angry but passionate. Think about how if there is something that really gets under your skin and you begin to talk to someone about it and you are just talking all over the place but at the end of the conversation, not only have you made a strong argument, but you may have gotten a load off of your chest. I left like that about Richard. This brother really put his point across. He gives the good, the bad and the ugly. I embrace his knowledge and his fight. He points out some topics in this book that people are not really ready to embrace, which will probably make it underrated. Even with the rambling and repetitiveness, NYPD is officially the best I have read by him.

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