"The Triangle" receives Starred Review and is named Publisher's Weekly Pick of the Week

"Deutsch gives readers a 360-degree view of the community. He describes a complex problem rooted in a lack of hope and opportunity that many participants see as insoluble. This is a crucial and enthralling work on gangs and the communities they inhabit."

Read the review here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4930-0760-8

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The Free-Market -- With Tec-9s

This week's issue of Newsweek includes a 10-page-spread containing an excerpt from The Triangle with photos by me and Steve Pfost. Here's a link to the online version:

The Drug War in Long Island's Hempstead Ghetto Is the Free-Market With Tec-9s

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For readers interested in how I first learned of the Triangle Gang War, here's a little background from the book's "Note on Sources" section.

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Ferguson and Gangs

I spent a few days in Ferguson, MO, last month covering the protests and unrest sparked by the killing of Michael Brown. I was most interested in how the events would impact street gangs in the St. Louis area, which has more than 90 documented crews and a thriving gang culture.

Here's a link to the piece I wrote for Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/ferguson-recruitment-boon-gangs-265884

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