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The Resource One cut, Eve Porinchak

One cut, Eve Porinchak

Label
One cut
Title
One cut
Statement of responsibility
Eve Porinchak
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes. A backyard brawl turned media circus filled with gang accusations turns a small, quiet town upside down in this second book in the new Simon True series. On May 22, 1995 at 7 p.m. sixteen-year-old Jimmy Farris andseventeen-year-old Mike McLoren were working out outside Mike's backyard fort. Four boys hopped the fence, and a fight broke out inside the dark fort made of two-by-four planks and tarps. Within minutes, both Mike and Jimmy had been stabbed. Jimmy died ashort time later. While neighbors knew that the fort was a local hangout where drugs were available, the prosecution depicted the four defendants as gang members, and the crime as gang related. The accusations created a media circus, and added fuel to the growing belief that this affluent, safe, all-white neighborhood was in danger of a full-blown gang war. Four boys stood trial. All four boys faced life sentences. Why? Because of California's Felony Murder Rule. The law states that "a death is considered first degree murder when it is commissioned during one of the following felonies: Arson, Rape, Carjacking, Robbery, Burglary, Mayhem, Kidnapping." In other words, if you--or somebody you are with--intends to commit a felony, and somebody accidentallydies in the process, all parties can be tried and convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole, even if nobody had any intention of committing a murder. What really happened that day? Was it a case of robbery gone wrong? Gang activity? Or was it something else?"--
Member of
Summary
An investigation into the 1995 murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Farris describes how the victim and his friend were attacked by four youths in a backyard fort associated with drug activity, in an account that shares insights into how legal technicalities triggered gang uprisings and controversial charges
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10559185
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
340
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Simon true
Target audience
adolescent
Label
One cut, Eve Porinchak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-241)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon Pulse edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781481481311
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
2016048470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
One cut, Eve Porinchak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-241)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon Pulse edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781481481311
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
2016048470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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