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Young Blood: The Inside Story of How Street Gangs Hijacked Britain's Biggest Drugs Cartel Kindle Edition
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But from then, it gets gripping, as the book then goes into the gang wars which occured between established cartel figures and allied gangs from the southside of the city (Toxteth) in conflict with the new American style street gangs and crime families rising in the north of the city - Everton, and the Nesgy soldjas and Crocky crew, (Croxteth and Norris Green).
What you will find as you read it is that many apparently unconnected news reports that you have seen - for example the grenade attacks and shootings on 2 WPCs by the one-eyed Dale Cregan, and basically went 'What the F! was that about???' These become starkly illuminated when you read the book (this was part of a gang campaign to intimidate the police along with exploding cars outside police stations) - all of which you don't get from the news reports. Or the shooting of the child Rhys Jones on his bike in Liverpool (by the crocky crew) etc.. finally you understand whats been going on in the city.
A lot of the story centers on Kallas and Sideoius (his lieutenant) and their gang war with Bubbley and cartel old school figure 'the Financier'. I soon established that Sidoius (who is described in the book as hanging around with a well known soapstar), was in-fact Tony Richardson (recently locked up) and the soapstar/gangsters moll was Jennifer Ellison. Kallas is James 'Pancake' Taylor.
No idea the real names of the rest, but one thing that is useful to do when reading the book is to look up on the Liverpool echo website/do general Internet searches on the characters i.e.Read more ›
Back to the book, I hadn't realised the extent of the cartel's powers and how international their business was and how some of the drugs are no longer popular. The most worrying aspect of the book is the predictions from the man who started the Toxteth riots, and the future. The only heartening note is that the problem is an economic one which means that it can be solved, more jobs and more future for people. Its a disaster (if it isn't already) waiting to happen and what is the government doing about it, well quite frankly very little as the gap between the have's and the have not's gets greater with every successful government.
It requires a paradigm shift in power, away from the city and more towards the ordinary people but then again I thought that was what we used to call socialism but didn't we try that and fail?
I just couldn't put this book down nor could I fault it.
This book will really open your eyes and I am shocked to think that when I was younger Norris Green was a nice area and in my life time it has completely changed and we can only blame our politicians who have the ability to prevent this and they fell asleep on the job and the public have not held them to account.
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I'm from Preston and I know some of what the book says is inaccurate , but apart from that worth reading .Published 2 months ago by Mark finley
Best true crime book i have ever read, i have now started on The Cartel. Looking forward to the sequel to Young BloodPublished 3 months ago by Paul
Very insightful as I live in merseyside was good to read a different aspect of what is actually going on instead of relying on media reportsPublished 5 months ago by freda hayhurst
Similar to his other effort The Cartel.
Goes on a lot of Mexicans etc that I just skimmed through.
Same old nicknames Kallas, Sidious. Read more
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