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The Resource The system, Ryan Gattis

The system, Ryan Gattis

Label
The system
Title
The system
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Gattis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the sixth of December 1993, a drug dealer named Scrappy is shot and left for dead on her mother's lawn in South Central Los Angeles. A heroin addict witnesses the shooting and seizes the moment to steal Scrappy's drugs, as well as the handgun that was dropped at the scene. When he's busted, he names two local gang members as the shooters. There's only one problem: one of them is guilty; the other, innocent. None of that matters, though, when the gun turns up again, miles from where the shooting happened, and both are arrested. Innocent or not, the gang tells them both to keep their mouths shut and take their charges. With these two off the streets, Little, the unlikeliest of new gang members, is given a very serious job: discover how the gun got moved, who moved it, and why. Because it had to be a frame-up and the cops had to be involved. Hadn't they? Played out in the streets, precincts, jails, and courtrooms of Los Angeles, this is a breakneck journey through every phase of the American criminal justice system. It is the story of a crime - from the moments before shots are fired, to the verdict and its violent aftershocks - told through the vivid chorus of those involved: the guilty, the innocent, and everyone in between
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Gattis, Ryan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Drug dealers
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Police corruption
  • Criminals
  • Evidence fabrication
  • Malicious accusation
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangs
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The system, Ryan Gattis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251598639
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
412 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374130312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The system, Ryan Gattis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251598639
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
412 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374130312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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