Posted by: Dominic Umile | 06/29/2012

Published Elsewhere: (Preview) Book from Joe Sacco, Chris Hedges

Beneath new $1.8 million-dollar surveillance cameras installed to assist the fractured police force in Camden, New Jersey, suburban neighbors flood the city’s popular narcotics market at sixth and York streets, even while the sun shines. The corner marks just one of “perhaps a hundred open air drug markets, most run by gangs like the Bloods, the Latin Kings, Los Nietos and MS-13,” wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges in The Nation magazine in late 2010.

I wrote a short preview piece for PopMatters about poverty and crime in Camden, NJ and its place in a new book called Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt from journalist Chris Hedges and reporter/comics artist Joe Sacco. (Note: I’m posting more often at dominicumile.com these days, FYI)

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