Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) -- Before the al-Qaida terrorist network became a blip on watchdogs' radar screens, high-ranking leaders of the infamous El Rukn street gang reached out to buy rocket launchers as part of a plot to commit terrorist acts in the United States for Libya in exchange for cash. As a result, many members were convicted and sent to prison. However, one of those El Rukns, author Reico Cranshaw, has written one of the most fascinating gang stories with global reach.
In his book entitled Black September, Cranshaw gives the large picture of gang life in America. The El Rukns' allies, the Vice lords, and the Zionist are part of the drug trafficking in America. The connection comes to light from the story of Vice Lord drug dealer Chauncey Carr. Chauncey is reaping millions as an unknowing pawn of right-wing lobbyist and Christian Zionist operatives, who supplies him with unlimited amounts of cocaine. His suppliers are using the profits to pay for Israeli-spawned terrorist attacks. But it doesn't take long for FBI agent John O'Neill to catch Chauncey trafficking drugs, which results in Chauncey being sentenced to federal prison.
While in prison, Chauncey meets a convicted terrorist, and despite his dislike for him, he uses the relationship to get his sentenced reduced by passing information on to O'Neill. Upon his release, Chauncey travels to see his son after hearing he has joined Chauncey's old gang. On the bus he meets feminist poet, Tina, who shares similar dreams of publishing someday, and they begin planning a better future together. Their plans are suddenly threatened, however, when Chauncey becomes the hunted after his former cronies learns he is sharing information with federal agents and vows to stop at nothing to silence him forever.
Cranshaw infuses his real life experiences with the fictional story of Chauncey Carr to show readers the truth behind the world of gangs and terrorists, and hopes his story illustrates the reality of gang life and what it's like behind bars.
Black September is available for sale in bookstores, online at www.Amazon.comand other channels.
About the Author:
Reico Cranshaw spent decades in prison before learning that the written word held the power to heal. He spent years in solitary confinement and looked to books to keep him from going crazy. When the prison guards were unable to fulfill his requests because he had read through every book in the prison library, Cranshaw began to write. He then penned Black September(ISBN 1477527516), after being released from prison.
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