Review: ‘Ghettoside’ by Jill Leovy

February 6, 2015 4:53 PM

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Review: ‘Ghettoside’ by Jill Leovy

The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of black males by other blacks in the nation’s most violent ghettos still get barely a footnote.

Americans have long been complacent about these anonymous murders, many of them gang-related, most of which go unsolved. The notion that such killings are not newsworthy is reflected in the label that used to be given them by members of the Los Angeles Police Department: “NHI — No Human Involved.”

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