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The Almighty Black P Stone Nation : the rise, fall, and resurgence of an American gang

Author: Natalie Y Moore; Lance Williams
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2011.
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This exposé investigates the evolution of the Almighty Black P Stone Nation, a motley group of poverty-stricken teens transformed into a dominant gang accused of terroristic intentions. Interwoven into the narrative is the dynamic influence of leader Jeff Fort, who -- despite his flamboyance and high visibility -- instilled a rigid structure and discipline that afforded the young men a refuge and a sense of purpose  Read more...
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History
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Moore, Natalie Y.
Almighty Black P Stone Nation.
Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2011
(DLC) 2010040297
(OCoLC)617445930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Y Moore; Lance Williams
ISBN: 9781569768440 1569768447 9781569768464 1569768463
OCLC Number: 719388611
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 294 p.) : ill.
Contents: Big chief and little chief --
Birth of the Blackstone rangers --
Presbyterian patrons --
1968 --
Things fall apart --
Ushering in Islam --
Angels of death --
Qaddafi and the domestic terrorism trial --
Prosecutorial misconduct --
The legacy of terrorism on street gangs --
The 8-tray Stones.
Responsibility: Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams.

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This exposé investigates the evolution of the Almighty Black P Stone Nation, a motley group of poverty-stricken teens transformed into a dominant gang accused of terroristic intentions. Interwoven into the narrative is the dynamic influence of leader Jeff Fort, who -- despite his flamboyance and high visibility -- instilled a rigid structure and discipline that afforded the young men a refuge and a sense of purpose in an often hopeless community. Details of how the Nation procured government funding for gang-related projects during the War on Poverty era and fueled bonuses and job security for law enforcement, and how Fort, in particular, masterminded a deal for $2.5 million to commit acts of terrorism in the United States on behalf of Libya are also revealed. In examining whether the Black P Stone Nation was a group of criminals, brainwashed terrorists, victims of their circumstances, or champions of social change, this social history provides an exploration of how and why gangs flourish and insight into the way in which minority crime is targeted in the community, reported in the media, and prosecuted in the courts.

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