I am Raymond Washington (2014)

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I am Raymond Washington (2014)

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Has anyone read, "I am Raymond Washington" the only authorized book on Raymond Washington? Release December 2014, written by Zach Fortier with assistance by Derrard Barton, Raymond's brother??
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Re: I am Raymond Washington (2014)

Unread post by xxx » April 4th, 2015, 6:35 pm

I read it. The author disses Streetgangs.com(Alonso ) and Allhood Publications .... discredits both, but at the same time uses allhood magazine's Raymond Washington article as his framework /point of reference...

I give the book a thumbs down. Its based on Family accounts, written by a police officer who never patroled Los Angeles. .so out of state cop...with no link to L.A Gang Culture

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Unread post by alexalonso » April 14th, 2015, 5:40 pm

xxx wrote:I read it. The author disses Streetgangs.com(Alonso ) and Allhood Publications .... discredits both, but at the same time uses allhood magazine's Raymond Washington article as his framework /point of reference...

I give the book a thumbs down. Its based on Family accounts, written by a police officer who never patroled Los Angeles. .so out of state cop...with no link to L.A Gang Culture
The writer is a cop? for real?

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Unread post by alexalonso » June 25th, 2015, 8:27 pm

About to read it now.

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Unread post by alexalonso » September 16th, 2015, 8:07 pm

xxx wrote:I read it. The author disses Streetgangs.com(Alonso ) and Allhood Publications .... discredits both, but at the same time uses allhood magazine's Raymond Washington article as his framework /point of reference...

I give the book a thumbs down. Its based on Family accounts, written by a police officer who never patroled Los Angeles. .so out of state cop...with no link to L.A Gang Culture
just read it, nothing exciting, his younger brother was in the military for a few years during the 1970s, I may write a review of the book.

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Re: I am Raymond Washington (2014)

Unread post by alexalonso » March 30th, 2017, 3:20 pm

What I found interesting in this book, was a hand written letter Raymond wrote about the Crips, and it seemed to ramble on and didnt offer any useful information, but I wonder what that letter actually means.

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