• Preface
  • Introduction: They Don’t Even Know
  • 1. The Batterram
  • 2. Hardcore LA
  • 3. The Boys in the Hood Are Always Hard
  • 4. Somebody’s Gonna Pay Attention
  • 5. Without a Gun and a Badge
  • Conclusion: LA County Blues
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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