Operation Fly Trap: L.A. Gangs, Drugs, and the Law

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The dramatis personae are treated as human beings, and the reader gets a chance to look at them in the flesh: loving, betrayed, strung out, anxious, and more. The book marries the real conditions of poverty, racism, and war with the day-to-day lives of victims and offenders.

This is first-class ethnography. Phillips goes behind the lines in the war on drugs to explore its everyday effects. Through remarkably frank, honest, and self-reflective testimonies, both police officers and their targets reveal the enormous disorder created by policies designed to promote order. Operation Fly Trap humanizes and personalizes the social disintegration unwittingly promoted by drug criminalization and mass incarceration , revealing in vivid and memorable detail how aggressive policing and punitive sentencing unwittingly produce the very problems they purport to prevent. Tom Hayden, author of The Long Sixties.

She illuminates evidence that the wars may be self-justifying and self-perpetuating. Chicago Blog : Sociology. Events in Sociology. Sign Up.

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Twitter Facebook Youtube. A postmodern orphan story set to music, the book will include a free download of Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene , a soundtrack to the novel written and performed by the author.

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References high and low, familiar and obscure abound in this eloquent and unusual story of not-quite innocence lost. Hicks uses his intimate knowledge of American music to give us a precise portrait of Wade Salem, a self-taught, fast-talking half-genius. The characters will haunt you with their longing, and inspire you with their sweet, caustic wit. Dylan Hicks knows his music and his prose is a song in itself. He's given light to the shuttered and boarded parts of life.

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As a work of American iconography, it's a continually hilarious, hopes-dashed account of an indelible American character: the con man. Dylan Hicks is a songwriter, musician, and writer. A fourth, Sings Bolling Greene , is a companion album to this novel adn will be released in May He lives in Menneapolis with his wife, Nina Hale, and his son, Jackson. This is his first novel. Visit the author online at www. All rights reserved. Lady Business - a celebration of Lesbian Poetry. Posted in literature , skylight books , los angeles , book stores by skylightbooks on January 21st, Steven Roby Posted in literature , skylight books , los angeles , book stores by skylightbooks on January 16th, Gabrielle Bell Posted in literature , skylight books , los angeles , book stores by skylightbooks on January 16th, Attica Locke Posted in literature , skylight books , los angeles , book stores by skylightbooks on November 21st, The Cutting Season Harper Attica Locke, whose first novel Black Water Rising was nominated for major book prizes from Los Angeles to the UK, now launches her highly anticipated second novel, The Cutting Season , a riveting thriller that intertwines two murders separated by over a century as it tackles the themes of race, class, and justice in contemporary America.

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Will poets who had to wear coats trump those who found their voices in more temperate zones? The slam was standing room only, so please arrive early to save yourself a seat. Through remarkably frank, honest, and self-reflective testimonies, both police officers and their targets reveal the enormous disorder created by policies designed to promote order.

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Operation Fly Trap humanizes and personalizes the social disintegration unwittingly promoted by drug criminalization and mass incarceration , revealing in vivid and memorable detail how aggressive policing and punitive sentencing unwittingly produce the very problems they purport to prevent. She illuminates evidence that the wars may be self-justifying and self-perpetuating.

Phillips invites readers to challenge Operation Fly Trap. How can the operation be celebrated as an unqualified success in the wake of all the human wreckage? Seklecki, Minot State University, Choice.


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