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By Michael Stone

An elite murder research unit takes on some of the most savage and damaging gangs in manhattan urban historical past during this gritty true-crime narrative.

The research into the late-night homicide of a school pupil at the West part road results in the Wild Cowboys, a gaggle of younger males who for years terrorized top long island and the Bronx whereas operating a $30,000-a-day drug company. What follows is a story of dogged pursuit that provides a desirable inside of examine the workings of a fancy police research, and a delightful account of ways a urban took again its streets.

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Moreover, none of the victims other than Green were part of the Yellow-Top organization. Apparently, the shooters, members of the Red-Top crew, intended to send the block a message: We not only kill our competitors, but anyone who does business with them. As Tebbens began investigating the case, he quickly realized that it had the markings of a double homicide he’d been assigned to in his second year on the squad, in 1989. In fact, he had locked up two of the Red-Top gang for the murders. One of them—a burly, garrulous Dominican known as Pasqualito—arrogantly told Tebbens that all the witnesses would either recant or disappear and that he would be back on the street inside a year.

Mark Tebbens—an NYPD detective assigned to the 40th Precinct squad, he was the primary police investigator on the Double and Quad cases, and was later posted to HIU. Luke Rettler—the Chief of Asian Gang unit, he shared offices with HIU. Rob Johnson—the District Attorney of Bronx County. Barry Kluger—the Bronx DA’s Executive Assistant, he served as Johnson’s Chief of Staff. Ed Freedenthal—the Bronx DA’s Chief of Narcotics Investigations, he was Don Hill’s supervisor. Don Hill—an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx’s Narcotics Investigations unit, he was the prosecutor in charge of the Quad case.

Moreover, they liked him. Boyishly handsome with an easy joking manner and an infectious laugh, he, like Dugan, dealt with people fairly and with respect—not just the working people but also the thieves and users and welfare moms, the people down on their luck who normally shun the police. Tebbens quickly surmised the gist of what had happened. Amp Green had been killed by rival dealers who operated at the north end of the street. But Tebbens had a hard time grasping the additional carnage. Moreover, none of the victims other than Green were part of the Yellow-Top organization.

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