[PDF KINDLE] LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel Author Joel Engel


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  • LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel
  • Joel Engel
  • English
  • 15 May 2020
  • 9780312591946

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Summary LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel Los Angeles 1956 Glamorous Prosperous The place to see and be seen But beneath the shiny exterior beats a dark heart For when the sun goes down LA becomes the noir city of James Ellroy’s LA Confidential or Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins novels Segregation is the unwritten law of the land The growing black population is expected to keep to South Central The white cops are encouraged to deal out harsh street justice In LA ’56 Joel Engel paints a tense moody portrait of the city as a devil weaves his way through the shadowsWhile RB and hot jazz spill out of record shops and clubs and all night burger stands Willie Fields cruises past in his dark green DeSoto looking for a woman on whom he can Ok an interesting read that somewhat blurs the lines between fiction and non fiction Obviously a great deal of the dialogue was fictionalized in order to make this an interesting and dramatic readWas a bit disappointed how long it took to build up steam and finally nail the criminal However this disappointing pace did provide some interesting and peculiar insights into the criminal s odd little mindWas hoping for a bit on the gritty noir life that ws LA at the time but it did offer some very interesting if not embarassing background on the racial tensions of the timeNot as interesting as some recent investigativetrue crime books I ve read but certainly not upset that I gave it a go

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Summary LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel Bestow the gift of his company His brilliant idea Buy a tin badge in the five and ten to go along with his big flashlight and Luger and pretend to be an undercover vice cop The young white girls doing it with their boyfriends in the lovers’ lanes dotting the LA hills would never say no to a cop Into the car they go for a ride downtown on a “morals charge” before he kicks out the young man in the middle of nowhere and takes the girl for a ride she’ll spend a lifetime trying to forgetThere’s a bad guy on the loose in the City of AngelsEnter Detective Danny Galindo he’d worked the Black Dahlia case back in ’47 as a rookie The suave Latino one of the few in the department is able to I struggled to get into this book At times it felt like a James Patterson with it s short chapters many only a page long and aspects of it didn t feel fleshed out enoughThe epilogue was probably the best part of the book as it ties up the loose ends and reveals injustices in the criminal system in the States in the 1950s to 1970s

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Summary LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel Move easily among the white detectives  Maybe it’s all those stories he’s sold to Jack Webb for Dragnet When Todd Roark a black ex cop is arrested Galindo knows he’s innocent But there’s no sympathy for Roark among the white cops on the LAPD; Galindo will have to go it aloneThere’s only one problem The victims aren’t coming forward The white press ignores the story too making Galindo’s job that much difficult And now he’s fallen in love with one of the rapist’s first victims If he’s ever found out he can kiss his badge good byeWith his back up against a wall Galindo realizes that it will take some good old fashioned Hollywood magic to take down a devil in the City of Ange Several years ago journalist Joel Engel was conversing with retired Los Angeles police detective Danny Galindo about cases and Galindo told him the story of convicted rapist Willie Fields and his arrest in 1956 It took a little while before Engel came back to the case and finished a book about it but his LA 56 tells a very important story about law enforcement race and culture in Los Angeles in the 1950sFields spent several months during 1956 terrorizing the parking spots and lover s lanes of LA posing as an undercover police officer to separate the couples and assault the girls and young women Because Fields is black and his victims white Hispanic or Asian and because Los Angeles in 1956 is as segregated as anywhere the Stars and Bars once flew police can t get a lead on him But they have another possibility a former black LAPD officer fired for dating a white woman The case is weak and Galindo knows it but he also knows that the deck is stacked against the accused man unless he can find the real criminal His growing affection for one of the witnesses in the case threatens to complicate things even Even though it s a true crime book Engel manages to give LA 56 a hard boiled noirish feel and weave politics departmental and otherwise into his narrative to show as much as anyone could of what law enforcement and racial issues were like in southern California in the mid 1950s He pulls few punches when assessing how easily the former officer is suspected arrested and nearly railroaded into prison He also gives full credit to the way the detectives led by Galindo went to work to try to find the real attacker once it was obvious they had the wrong manEngel tells LA 56 mostly in the present tense but might have been stronger with the ordinary third person past Either way it s a thoughtful and thought provoking examination of an incident in US history that s probably not as much in the past yet as it should beOriginal available here


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    Joel Engel ↠ 5 Summary characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Joel Engel [PDF KINDLE] LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel Author Joel Engel Ok an interesting read that somewhat blurs the lines between fiction and non fiction Obviously a great deal of the dialogue was fictionalized in order to make this an interesting and dramatic readWas a bit disappointed how long it took to build up steam and finally nail the criminal However this disappointing pace did provide some interesting and peculiar insights into the criminal's odd little mindWas hoping

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    [PDF KINDLE] LA 56 AUTHOR Joel Engel Author Joel Engel Highly recommend this book My father in law had told me some stories about growing up in Boyle Heights and about his “cousin” Danny Galindo the detective I briefly met both Margie and Danny at a family event on one occasion and of course th

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