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From Gangsta rap to gang wars and everything in between….Former Compton police officers Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd have seen it all…..And now, they’re telling all…..For twenty years, gang unit detectives Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd patrolled the streets of Compton. They witnessed the birth and rise of gangsta rap with acts they knew personally, such as N.W.A and D.J. QuikFrom Gangsta rap to gang wars and everything in between….Former Compton police officers Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd have seen it all…..And now, they’re telling all…..For twenty years, gang unit detectives Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd patrolled the streets of Compton. They witnessed the birth and rise of gangsta rap with acts they knew personally, such as N.W.A and D.J. Quik; dealt firsthand with the chaos of the L.A. riots, its aftermath, and the gang truce that followed; were involved in the investigations of the murders of hip-hop stars Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., and were major players in an all-out tug-of-war with City Hall that ultimately resulted in the permanent shut-down of the Compton Police Department. Through it all, they developed an intricate knowledge of gangs and the streets and a methodology that has been implemented by local law enforcement agencies across the country. Their compassionate and fair approach to community policing earned them the respect of citizens and gangbangers alike. This story - told with bestselling author Lolita Files, whose research with Brennan and Ladd has spanned over four years - is a firsthand glimpse into a world during an era many have heard about in song and legend, but have rarely had the opportunity to witness at ground level, from the inside out, through the eyes of two men who witnessed and experienced it all....

Title : once upon a time in compton from gangsta rap to gang wars the murders of tupac biggie this is the story of two men at the center of it all
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ISBN : 34952664
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Number of Pages : 498 Pages
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once upon a time in compton from gangsta rap to gang wars the murders of tupac biggie this is the story of two men at the center of it all Reviews

  • C.M. Deer
    2019-02-05 06:00

    I picked this book mostly out of interest for the topic - a look into Compton from the eyes of a cop. With the recent releases of LA92 and the various police brutality cases lately I was interested to see it from another perspective.The first half of the book was normalizing an abusive culture, with examples included where police planted drugs and made excuses for arrests. The author did little to act apologetic or condemn those actions. The second half of the book focused more on the major crimes they dealt with, including those involved directly (and indirectly) in the murders of Biggie and Tupac. This part of the book was much better and, had they left out the "oh it's normal for cops to treat gangbangers this way" I could have rated the book much higher.

  • Paul Miller
    2019-02-11 01:13

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in an honest perspective of Compton in the '80s and '90s. The purpose of this book is not to thrill the reader with conspiracies. Instead, the purpose is to tell the truth from the eyes of police officers Brennan and Ladd. Brennan and Ladd have many interesting stories to tell, but to tie them all together into one book proved to be a challenge. Although the book did feel a bit choppy, I read this book in order to gain a better understanding of the history of Compton and of LA, and this book did that for me. Thank you officers Brennan and Ladd for your service.

  • Nakecia Bowers
    2019-01-29 02:04

    It kept me engaged from cover to cover.