By Miles Corwin
Gaining remarkable entry to the LAPD, crime reporter Miles Corwin shadows murder detectives at the suggest streets of South important L.A. Pete "Raz" Razanskas and Marcella Winn have been not going companions: one a crusty 22-year veteran of the strength; the opposite a street-smart girl from the 'hood. A image, uncensored examine genuine law enforcement officials and actual killers, this publication is that infrequent blend of exceptional reportage and riveting storytelling that may depart readers shaken, knowledgeable, and blasted conscious.
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I'm trying to find out who tried to kill your son. I'm trying to find out who killed your brother. " The mother stares at her, unmoved. "I get the feeling we're the only ones who care about your uncle," Winn says to Sambo. "If someone did my uncle, I'd be singing like a jaybird. " Winn asks if she can speak to the parents alone. They send Sambo out of the room. "Look, your son was operating a rock house," Winn says. "He wasn't doing any homework in that room. It was filled with Baggies and rocks ready to be rocked up.
He is wearing yellow pants about six sizes too big and has tattooson his elbows, arms and neck. His homeboy was shot on the street in a walk-by and Razanskas has been trying to get some leads. First Razanskas assumed a rival gang member was the shooter. But then he figured it could have been an in-house hit because he was told by a snitch that the victim was sneaking around with another gang member's girlfriend. This makes sense to Razanskas. The victim was punched in the face twice before he was shot, which is unusual in a gang murder.
On a folding table in the bedroom, piles of rock cocaine and stacks of plastic Baggies tell part of the story. The apartment is a rock house, so the detectives figure the shooting could have been a rip-off gone wrong or the extirpa tion of business rivals. A fusillade of bullets shattered the apartment's interior. The walls are dappled with holes and a television set is splintered by rounds. 38 snub nose in his front pocket, is slumped in an overstuffed easy chair. His chin has been shot off. 44 semi automatic beneath the cushion.