By Michael Stone

An elite murder research unit takes on the most savage and harmful gangs in big apple urban background during this gritty true-crime narrative.

The research into the late-night homicide of a faculty pupil at the West facet road ends up in the Wild Cowboys, a bunch of younger males who for years terrorized higher ny and the Bronx whereas working a $30,000-a-day drug enterprise. What follows is a story of dogged pursuit that gives a desirable inside of examine the workings of a fancy police research, and a lovely account of ways a urban took again its streets.

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He had always seemed to be against them, was scheduled to take a test for his pilot’s license the very next day. Still, they left room in their replies for doubt and reassessment. They didn’t try to control the investigation like so many of the victims’ parents he interviewed. They weren’t trying to hide things about their child, to sanitize or exculpate him or themselves. They just wanted to know what had happened, to understand who and what had killed their son and why he had been murdered. And finally that was what was so frustrating about the whole business.

Much of what the agent told him, Tebbens already knew—the names of the gang’s leaders: Lenny Sepulveda, who was then serving a nine-month jail sentence for gun possession, and his second-in-command and older brother Nelson. But the agent also talked about someone who sounded like he could be Darkman. A brutal killer, he was the gang’s top enforcer and was said to be one of the leaders in the shooting in the Quad. The agent told Tebbens that he should contact a detective in Manhattan named Dugan.

Ask him: Where does he know Platano from? ” “What are we playing here? ” Dugan was boiling. “We can’t run a homicide investigation like this. These guys are a bunch of cold-blooded killers. ” “Well, that’s the chance we’ll have to take,” Cedeno said. THREE WEEKS LATER, with Christmas just days away, the streets of Mott Haven were busy with traffic. But along Beekman Avenue—a two-block stretch of tenements in the heart of the South Bronx—there were hardly any signs of the holidays, unless you count the special low price Anthony “Amp” Green was running on his crack sales.

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