Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge download in iPad, ePub, pdf
Both books cover the same ground in different ways. Ghetto disputes do not lend themselves so readily to such resolutions. Pedro Cortez, San Jose, California.
Desperation and desolation, fertile breeding grounds for drugs, gangs, guns and violence have replaced them. Another Day in the Death of America is his parting response to this experience. We do have to mention some comparative figures.
It was sad to see him laying there. Trust me, this is not what one expects to hear emanating from the mouth of a black man. We should be thankful that he persevered. Most of the shootings occurred in towns or cities that have been laid to waste by economic decline. Decent jobs, hope and prosperity have long since departed.
Everyone agrees, shot by accident. Not so for poor blacks in inner cities. But it seems every time we get reminded of it, we then forget.
Gary Anderson was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, wearing the wrong clothes. Their backgrounds and behaviour are variable.
As you can see from the summary, in seven of the ten cases no murderer was ever discovered, no arrests were made. And although all the victims were at the beginning of their lives, this is not a book about innocents gunned down.
In addition he has quite a posh English accent. Shot in a drive-by, everyone agreed it was mistaken identity. He has recently returned to Britain, the country of his birth, after living and writing for The Guardian in the United States for over a decade.
Great tv shows like Homicide and The Wire have charted all this stuff already. That may be your reaction too. They were aiming at the other guy in the car.
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