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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077


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My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King (Illinois) by Reymundo Sanchez
My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King (Illinois)

ZenKolodnicki, August 14, 2010

I was a member of one of the gangs (CHI-WEST)that he writes about. He says that he shot at one of the CHI-WEST members and the CHI-WEST member threw his girlfriend in front of himself to keep from getting shot and that the the bullet did hit and kill her instead. That entire part of the story is fabricated within his (the wrighter)head and must be his way of embelishing his image of himself as an out of control youth or a youth gone bad. It's true that we did have quite a few fights with the Latin Kings, Spanish Lords, Dragons and many other Puerto Rican street gangs and many of us were injured and even killed over the decades but his account is totaly fabricated. This being said, I'm quite certain that a lot of what he states he did was a figment of his imagination to sell his idea as they supposedly happened in close proximity to our neighborhood and in the stret gang culture and grapevine, we would surely have heard of it. Not a single gang member gets severely hurt or killed with-out the different crews throughout the area hearing about it. Gang members don't get hospitalized or dissapear without their companions and even foes getting the word from one side or the other and in most instances, from both.
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