Policing is Local: Jill Leovy’s Ghettoside, Part I

I assigned Jill Leovy’s Ghettoside to my first-year writing seminar. We just finished Part I.¬†Ghettoside tells the story of what happens when young men with few legitimate job prospects can shoot and kill with relative impunity because the state is too inept or indifferent to hold the guilty accountable. The book is mesmerizing.

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