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Interesting Hard to believe this really happened Makes you question judicial system Quick read Looking forward to the movie I enjoyed the book. At 60 some odd pages, i.e plenty for a longform article and or a Kindle single, this reads like an outline for a much lengthier work The author might have considered either expanding it to a full on book or zeroing in on one particular aspect of the story and exploring it in further depth It would have been interesting to readabout White Boy Rick s time as the one white guy, let alone white child, amongst Detroit s legendary drug dealers in the mid to late 80s You do get some of that At 60 some odd pages, i.e plenty for a longform article and or a Kindle single, this reads like an outline for a much lengthier work The author might have considered either expanding it to a full on book or zeroing in on one particular aspect of the story and exploring it in further depth It would have been interesting to readabout White Boy Rick s time as the one white guy, let alone white child, amongst Detroit s legendary drug dealers in the mid to late 80s You do get some of that here, but you don t really get to see, hear and feel what it was like Also, the fact that Rick is still in jail to this day, upwards of 30 years after the fact, even after they changed the law about handing out life sentences to children and let all the other kids out, seems like the interesting aspect of this story especially in light of what s been going on in the news lately, with cops popping caps in black kids asses like it s going out of style and it s only briefly touched on towards the end there No Fleece Johnson Pretty interesting Having lived in the area during the days of White Boy Rick, this Kindle Single provides another side to the TV news stories Detroit folks will find this a good read. I bought this Kindle Single with some sort of accidental click while I was browsing It was only 2.99 so it seemed easier to read it than to try to undo a transaction Maybe my mistake would lead to a serendipitous discovery.I am not the target audience for this piece so maybe this is not a fair review White Boy Rick was a Detroit drug dealer and informant who remains in prison years after others convicted of similar crimes have been released The author s stated goal is to find out why He ma I bought this Kindle Single with some sort of accidental click while I was browsing It was only 2.99 so it seemed easier to read it than to try to undo a transaction Maybe my mistake would lead to a serendipitous discovery.I am not the target audience for this piece so maybe this is not a fair review White Boy Rick was a Detroit drug dealer and informant who remains in prison years after others convicted of similar crimes have been released The author s stated goal is to find out why He may have discovered the truth, maybe not It was hard for me to care Maybe if someone is interested in 1980 s Detroit drug wars, this would be interesting For me, the piece just seemed like a story about a number of one dimensional sleaze balls Definitely a waste of 2.99 Evan Hughes reported and wrote the fuck out of this story Next time somebody tells me journalism is dead, I m sending them this. Another great piece of writing from The Atavist It s to write too much without spoiling anything, so just read it Once again proof that truth is stranger than fiction In short this guy really got screwed Although I ve lived in southeast Michigan my whole life I somehow I was living away at college and probably a little too interested in the parties missed it when Wershe got arrested and went to trial I ve since heardof the story but not nearly as much as was in this article Funny how much doesn t make the local news He just had another parole hearing We ll see what happens later this summer when the board meets I think Detroit finally has an un In short this guy really got screwed Although I ve lived in southeast Michigan my whole life I somehow I was living away at college and probably a little too interested in the parties missed it when Wershe got arrested and went to trial I ve since heardof the story but not nearly as much as was in this article Funny how much doesn t make the local news He just had another parole hearing We ll see what happens later this summer when the board meets I think Detroit finally has an uncorrupted mayor so maybe anything is possible *Read ⇰ The Trials of White Boy Rick (Kindle Single) ↵ Read the story that is soon to become a major motion picture, produced by Universal Studios It was the spring of , and crack cocaine had turned whole swaths of Detroit into veritable combat zones The city thought it had seen everything until one evening that May, when the police arrested ayear old kid named Rick Wershe They called him White Boy Rick In a city known for its fraught racial divide, Wershe had somehow joined the ranks of the drug kingpins on the predominantly black East Side before he was old enough to shave He flew in kilos of cocaine from Miami and drove a white Jeep with THE SNOWMAN emblazoned across the back An incredulous judge once compared him to the gangster Baby Face Nelson He seemed an urban legend than a real person and then his story got even stranger Years later, while he was in prison for cocaine possession, Wershe claimed he had been working with the FBI since he wasWas one of Detroit s most notorious criminals also one of the feds most valuable informants in the city Journalist Evan Hughes set out to untangle fact from fiction in Wershe s improbable story, tracking down the dealers, cops, and federal agents who shared the streets with him and eventually meeting Wershe himself at the rural Michigan prison where he remains incarcerated The Trials of White Boy Rick is a gripping true crime saga of hidden motives and betrayed trust and reveals never before reported information suggesting why Wershe is still behind bars Praise for The Trials of White Boy Rick For anyone who lived in Detroit in the s, the drug dealer known as White Boy Rick remains legend But the true story of Rick s epic rise and fall, as exhaustively reported by Evan Hughes, reads like a lost El Leonard story Essential, infuriating, wildly entertaining Free Richard Wershe now Mark Binelli, Rolling Stone staff writer and author of Detroit City Is the Place to Be The Afterlife of an American Metropolis Highly recommend new Evan Hughes opus from The Atavist Crooked cops White Boy Rick An Ellroy novella set in Detroit Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker staff writer Holy crap, this Evan Hughes story in The Atavist is mind blowing Wil S Hylton, writer for The New York Times Magazine and New York Worth every nickel Don Van Natta Jr ESPN and ESPN The Magazine This astonishing Evan Hughes piece on Detroit is Pulitzer Prize caliber reporting and writing Michael Lindgren, book reviewer for The Washington Post white boy RickAfter watching the movie I had to read a book about him I just had to knowI was so hungry for knowledge It was a really good book with lots of facts Great read, a real page turner. Corruption in a broken systemThe youngest fbi informant serves almost thirty years for ratting out big drug dealers and corruption in the police department and local government officials Yes he committed a crime but who gets life for dealing drugs