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Blood in the Fields. Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra by Julia Reynolds

By Julia Reynolds

The urban of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the atmosphere for his epic masterpiece East of Eden, however it can also be the house of Nuestra Familia, some of the most violent gangs within the usa. Born within the prisons of California within the overdue Nineteen Sixties, Nuestra Familia improved to regulate drug trafficking and extortion operations through the northern 1/2 the country, and left a path of our bodies in its wake. Award-winning journalist Julia Reynolds tells the gang's tale from the interior out, following younger women and men as they look for a brand new type of kinfolk, quests that typically bring about homicide and betrayal. Blood within the Fields additionally files the heritage of Operation Black Widow, the FBI's questionable decade-long attempt to dismantle the Nuestra Familia, in addition to its compromised informants and the turf wars it created with neighborhood legislation enforcement organisations. Reynolds makes use of her extraordinary entry to gang individuals, either out and in of criminal, as...

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This month’s battles are over control of drug sales in Salinas’s Chinatown. Thanks to another round of law enforcement crackdowns on its leadership, the Nuestra Familia recently lost control of its most lucrative heroin and meth market, and now its rival, the Mexican Mafia, is trying to take over. 4 million gang members lived in 2011, according to the Justice Department’s most recent—and likely conservative—estimates. That’s up from one million as recently as 2009. The economic forces that fuel rural gangs can be found at the intersection of the drug war, immigration policies, agriculture, and poverty.

Mando struggled to understand. It didn’t make sense. Why should he and his brother both die? But the lesson ate at him. He began to grasp the concept of loyalty, not only toward his family but toward his closest friends, whom he would come to love like family. Having their backs at all costs, through thick and thin, no matter what. Even if you both died. He learned the lesson fast, because whenever Dad was locked up, Lil Mando became the man of the house. It was a responsibility the boy enjoyed, but when something went wrong, he got the blame.

They left Lobo passed out in the living room. Now, as the beer collection hat reached him, Mando emptied a plastic bag of change into it. ” Mando glanced up, his eyes tiny, distant. “Fuck you,” Mando said. ” His homie from Casitas jumped between the two and urged Mando to kick back. 380 was hidden. He slipped the gun into his pants. It was time to take control of this situation. Truth was, he was a born leader, and he’d been a leader since he was first put in charge of his brother’s safety at the age of six.

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