New York Observer article: The Truth Is on My Side

From my latest opinion piece: 

"I interviewed more than 300 people for the book, many of them gang members and drug dealers, some of whom threatened me with death for my reporting. More than 60 percent of homicide cases recorded in Baltimore in 2015 remain unsolved; among the people I interviewed were gang members who carried out some of those killings.

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New York Times Letter To the Editor

On Feb. 25, 2017, The New York Times published an innacurate editor's note about my work. I've twice submitted a letter to the editor (printed below), and contacted the newspaper's public editor, Liz Spayd, in an attempt to have this brief response published in The Times' print or online editions. So far, The Times has not responded to my letter. This, at a time when the paper is publicly boasting of their commitment to free speech and objectivity.  

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Kirkus calls 'Pill City' "an important story, meticulously reported"

"The most impressive element of this book is that Newsday criminal justice writer Deutsch (The Triangle: A Year on the Ground with New York’s Bloods and Crips, 2014) was able to get behind the technology that hid the identities of the two computer-programming drug dealers from the police, the public, and

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'Pill City' on C-Span's Book TV

Thanks to C-Span for their coverage of the 'Pill City' book launch. Their full segment can be viewed here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?422641-2/kevin-deutsch-discusses-pill-city

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"The Illegal Drug Revolution"

Check out this Q and A with interviewer Kayla Tannenbaum of Columba Journal. We talked about how encruption is changing the face of street dealing. 

 

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'Pill City' VICE Interview

I did a Q and A with Seth Ferranti about the Baltimore drug lootings, and the tens of millions worth of heroin that changed hands in the aftermath of the riots. Read the piece here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-two-teens-used-the-baltimore-riots-to-start-an-uber-of-drug-dealing

 

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WBAL interview

I stopped by WBAL to talk about 'Pill City' and the stolen opiates that helped spur record-breaking violence across Baltimore and elsewhere. Check out the interview here: http://www.wbal.com/article/219099?title=Kevin-Deutsch-Talks-Baltimores-Gangland-Drug-Violence-In-New-Book

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Newsweek reviews 'Pill City'

The magazine says 'Pill City' "deftly ouches a range of national issues as it sings the ballad of Brick and Wax, including urban crime, addiction, race, mental health, sexual abuse, encryption, entrepreneurship and the tech industry. Both teens were raised by heroin-addicted mothers and met as 10-year-olds when both of their moms brought them to a shooting gallery.

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Interview with VICE

I recently spoke to VICE's Seth Ferranti about the changing face of gang culture in New York. You can read our conversation via this link:

http://www.vice.com/read/how-new-york-citys-gang-culture-is-changing-818

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