Justin Fenton – We Own This City

Justin Fenton We Own This City recensie en informatie boek over corruptie bij de politie van de stad Baltimore. Op 23 februari 2021 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Random House dit boek over de corruptie bij de politie van de Amerikaanse stad Baltimore. De Nederlandse vertaling van het boek, Deze stad is van ons, verschijnt op 24 mei 2022 bij uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff.

Justin Fenton We Own This City recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van We Own This City, A Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption.  Het boek is geschreven door Justin Fenton. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van het boek over corruptie bij de politie van Baltimore, geschreven door de Amerikaanse journalist Justin Fenton.

Justin Fenton We Own This City Boek over politiecorruptie

We Own This City

A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption

  • Schrijver: Justin Fenton (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: non-fictie, true crime boek
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Random House
  • Verschijnt: 23 februari 2021
  • Omvang: 352 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Paperback / Ebook

Waardering voor het boek van Justin Fenton

  • “The astonishing true story of “one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation.” (The New York Times)

Flaptekst van het boek over corruptie bij de politie van Baltimore

Baltimore, 2015. Riots are erupting across the city as citizens demand justice for Freddie Gray, a twenty-five-year-old Black man who has died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody. Drug and violent crime are surging, and Baltimore will reach its highest murder count in more than two decades: 342 homicides in a single year, in a city of just 600,000 people. Facing pressure from the mayor’s office–as well as a federal investigation of the department over Gray’s death–Baltimore police commanders turn to a rank-and-file hero, Sergeant Wayne Jenkins, and his elite plainclothes unit, the Gun Trace Task Force, to help get guns and drugs off the street.

But behind these new efforts, a criminal conspiracy of unprecedented scale was unfolding within the police department. Entrusted with fixing the city’s drug and gun crisis, Jenkins chose to exploit it instead. With other members of the empowered Gun Trace Task Force, Jenkins stole from Baltimore’s citizens–skimming from drug busts, pocketing thousands in cash found in private homes, and planting fake evidence to throw Internal Affairs off their scent. Their brazen crime spree would go unchecked for years. The result was countless wrongful convictions, the death of an innocent civilian, and the mysterious death of one cop who was shot in the head, killed just a day before he was scheduled to testify against the unit.

In this urgent book, award-winning investigative journalist Justin Fenton distills hundreds of interviews, thousands of court documents, and countless hours of video footage to present the definitive account of the entire scandal. The result is an astounding, riveting feat of reportage about a rogue police unit, the city they held hostage, and the ongoing struggle between American law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve.

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