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Bad seeds : the true story of Toronto's Galloway Boys Street Gang

Author: Betsy Powell
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : John Wiley & Sons Canada, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the Galloway Boys, who as young teens banded together in an urban-blighted area of Toronto's east end to sell drugs and run guns. They were led by Tyshan Riley, born into one of the toughest neighborhoods in Canada and raised by an often absent and erratic mother. He learned his lessons on the streets-how to sell drugs, how to steal--and used violence to get the money, sex and respect  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Powell
ISBN: 9780470157770 0470157771
OCLC Number: 694142748
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps, portrait
Contents: BAD SEEDS; CONTENTS; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Cast of Characters; Glossary; G-Way and Malvern Gang Turf Map; Chapter 1: Wrong time, wrong place; Chapter 2: Junior and Leo; Chapter 3: The baddest seed; Chapter 4: From Scarberia to Scarlem; Chapter 5: Gangbanging and the art of chess; Chapter 6: Anatomy of a gang war; Chapter 7: Slipping can be fatal; Chapter 8: The good kid; Chapter 9: Project pathfinder: the first big break; Chapter 10: Takedown at the mall; Chapter 11: The wire; Chapter 12: The cucumber in the freezer; Chapter 13: A rat takes a road trip; Chapter 14: A sinner comes clean.
Responsibility: Betsy Powell.

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This book tells the story of the Galloway Boys, who as young teens banded together in an urban-blighted area of Toronto's east end to sell drugs and run guns. They were led by Tyshan Riley, born into one of the toughest neighborhoods in Canada and raised by an often absent and erratic mother. He learned his lessons on the streets-how to sell drugs, how to steal--and used violence to get the money, sex and respect that he lived for. The area known as Galloway is home to 186 hectares of public housing. Crossing bridges is the only route into the area. It created a sense of isolation and for thos.

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