The Black Hand: the bloody rise and redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican mob killer

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Rene "Boxer" Enriquez grew up on the violent streets of East L.A., where gang fights, robberies, and drive-by shootings were fueled by rage, drugs, and alcohol. When he finally landed in prison--at the age of nineteen--Enriquez found an organization that brought him the respect he always wanted: the near-mythic and widely feared Mexican Mafia, La Eme. What the organization saw in Enriquez was a young man who knew no fear and would kill anyone--justifiably or not--in the blink of an eye. That loyalty and iron will drove him up the ranks as a mob enforcer and ultimately to the upper echelons, where he would help rule for nearly two decades. Enriquez helped La Eme become the powerful and violent organization that it is now, with a base army of approximately 60,000 heavily armed gang members who control the prison system and a large part of California crime. Arguably the most dangerous gang in American history, its reach is growing. And now award-winning investigative journalist Chris Blatchford, with the unprecedented cooperation of Rene Enriquez, reveals the inner workings, secret meetings, and elaborate murder plots that make up the daily routine of the Mafia brothers. It is an intense, never-before-told story of a man who devoted his life to a bloody cause only to find betrayal and disillusionment. After years of research and investigation, Blatchford has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature.
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Grouping Title black hand the bloody rise and redemption of boxer enriquez a mexican mob killer
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display_description Details the life of Rene "Boxer" Enriquez, who after being sent to prison at the age of nineteen joined La Eme--the Mexican mafia--and through his willingness to kill Enriquez rose from a mob enforcer to the upper echelons.
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subject_facet Criminals -- California -- Biography, Enriquez, Rene, -- 1962-, Gangsters -- California -- Biography, Mexican American criminals -- California -- Biography, Mexican American criminals -- California, Southern -- Biography, Mexican Mafia (Gang) -- Biography, Murderers -- California -- Biography, Organized crime -- California, Southern
title_display The Black Hand : the bloody rise and redemption of ''boxer'' Enriquez, a Mexican mob killer
title_full The Black Hand : the bloody rise and redemption of ''boxer'' Enriquez, a Mexican mob killer / Chris Blatchford, The black hand : the bloody rise and redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican mob killer [electronic resource] / Chris Blatchford
title_short The Black Hand :
title_sub the bloody rise and redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican mob killer
topic_facet Criminals, Enriquez, Rene, Gangsters, Mexican American criminals, Murderers, Organized crime