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5.0 out of 5 stars So Grateful for the 2nd Book, December 30, 2008
By
TLJ Bookstore “LA” (DC, MD, VA) –
This review is from: Neglected No more: The Sequel to Neglected Souls (Paperback)
Thank god for the good ending because I was about to lose my mind at the dinner table each time waiting to know who would be found and how the family would take it. I literally walked 4 miles on the track reading when I was only supposed to be walking 2 miles. It is so much of a great story that’s real life to soo many people and it showed that you can overcome all obstacles of life. I know it is supposed to be fiction but it really hits home to someone like me and I haven’t even been through it, but I know people who have and I definitely will refer this to them as a reference to defying the odds!


 

5.0 out of 5 stars Neglected No More by Richard Jeanty: An PeoplewholoveGoodBooks Review, October 20, 2006
By
CJCS Mom (USA) –
(VINE VOICE)  

This review is from: Neglected No more: The Sequel to Neglected Souls (Paperback)
Nina and Jimmy are back! The characters you grew to know and love in Neglected Souls are back in the touching followup, Neglected No More. Jimmy is now a successful basketball player while Nina is happily married with 2 kids. Jimmy now has a loving and close relationship with his father and while his father’s family has embraced Nina, she can’t help but feel as though something is missing. She still wonders about her mother’s family, who are they? where are they? Through a chance encounter , Jimmy develops a friendship with Eddy, a man who turns out to be his uncle and that leads to long overdue family reunion. But now that Jimmy’s life is going well, an unexpected person from the past pops up and is attempting to blackmail him but what is even more shocking is the person who comes to Jimmy’s rescue. It is rare to read a sequel that is as good as the first part but Neglected No More does not disappoint. A touching story about forgiveness and the bonds of family with unforgettable characters that will make you laugh, and cry as you not only catch up with Nina and Jimmy but you also learn more about Katrina and her family. Reviewed by Shay C of PeoplewholoveGoodBooks


 

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Sequel!!, December 4, 2006
By
Urban Reviews “Your Source for the Best in AA… (Online) –
(VINE VOICE)  

This review is from: Neglected No more: The Sequel to Neglected Souls (Paperback)
Life for Jimmy and Nina has turned for the better. Nina is married and is a police sergeant and Jimmy is married and now plays for the Boston Celtics. Jimmy is riding high on success and fame but he’s trying to run from the skeletons in his closet and survive a health crisis. When someone from his past threatens to sabotage his career, Jimmy has to turn to Pastor Jacobs and Nina for help. But will they be able to help Jimmy without putting their own lives at risk? Nina and Jimmy also get the shock of their lives as the missing links of their family history finally come together.

Neglected No More is the perfect sequel by Richard Jeanty. Jeanty masterfully continues the story of Nina and Jimmy. I liked the way this author incorporated the shortage of African-American organ donors and his thoughtful social commentary into the storyline. Readers will also get the full explanation on why Katrina’s parents acted the way they did towards her and her siblings. Neglected No More is thought-provoking and dynamic. Richard Jeanty is proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the literary industry.


 

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Suggested Readable Material, July 10, 2007
By
yoli – Atlanta, GA “Yoli” (Stone Mountain, GA) –

This review is from: The Most Dangerous Gang in America: NYPD (Paperback)
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This book is Intriguing, interesting, high-quality, valuable, compelling and sad. It is also an eye opener to both men and women of the minority that is in search of knowledge into what really goes on in the “JUST-US” system.

I had no idea of the extent black men “go” through in the hands of not only the NYPD but also in many other cities in the USA. Sure I read the New York Times and CNN online and occassionally listen to local headline news on the radio while in traffic, but Jeanty pulls you in exposing in-depth information you wouldn’t ordinarily find. He takes a step-by-step approach in uncovering the roots of specific past news briefings of minorities, blacks in particular.

His research must have been extremely time consuming!

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He starts out by stating that this book is the voice of his personal frustrations and/or Opinions so, readers and or reviewers by no means should you get upset. He states his claim up front!!! He wants people to know, feel, recieve and to show us that unfair treatment among minorities is clear and evident TODAY!


 

5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing Down The Blue Wall (4.5 Stars), December 28, 2007
By
Delonya Conyers {Hotchklate} “ARC Book Club Inc.” (Bronx, N.Y.) –
(VINE VOICE)  

This review is from: The Most Dangerous Gang in America: NYPD (Paperback)
To say that this story needed to be told is an understatement! As a NYC resident I knew that the names of victims like Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo and Abner Louima garnered national attention. But what about names like Alberta Spruill, Patrick Dorismond or Anthony Baez who also died at the hands of those who are sworn to serve and protect? Those victims of the NYPD’s over zealousness have been seared into my brain and there stories will be seared into the brains of the readers of Richard Jeanty’s non-fiction debut The Most Dangerous Gang in America: The NYPD.

Alberta Spruil was a 57 year old Harlem resident who was readying herself to go to her city job of over 27 years, when an unsubstantiated tip from a confidential informant caused NYC’s finest to kick in her door while utilizing a concussion grenade. The loud noise and flash from which caused her to go into cardiac arrest and die.

Patrick Dorismond was a 26 year old security guard unwinding after work in a Manhattan bar. Upon exiting he was approached by an undercover officer who asked him to sell him some marijuana. Rightfully offended by the request the NYPD version is that Dorismond took at swing at the undercover officer who had yet to identify himself and for that he received a fatal bullet to his chest.

But what was more disturbing then Dorismond’s untimely death is that then Mayor Rudolph Guiliani not only released a statement in defense of his overaggressive police department stating that Dorismond was “no altar boy” he also released Dorismond’s sealed juvenile record. These are the actions that are rightfully highlighted in Richard Jeanty’s book. It’s not just the unjustified killings by NYPD of innocent people it is the extensive cover-ups or defamations of the victim’s characters that take place. Sean Bell’s friends were harassed while Patrick Dorismond’s home was searched all with the hopes of finding information that would make their deaths’ justifiable.

At times throughout the book Jeanty does becomes passionate and tends to ramble but with subject matter so harrowing and it’s effects upon himself and any person of color his passion and rambling are understandable. An understanding that I’m sure readers will be rambling about at the end of their read.


 

5.0 out of 5 stars Preach on, bro!, July 16, 2009
By
Sunny Delight “The Reader” (NY) –
This review is from: The Most Dangerous Gang in America: NYPD (Paperback)
I just got through reading this book and I feel it’s a much needed book in the African American community. Jeanty expounds on the fact that police officers are especially brutal when dealing with black people, while also raising our awareness to our contribution of the problem. White people will have a hard time unerstanding this book because their prejudice minds won’t allow them to see the injustice in America. This book is very objective as it relates to the subject. There’s no scapegoating or blames on either side. It’s straight facts and truth!


 

5.0 out of 5 stars Say It Ain’t So, July 6, 2007
By
Anna J “Writer’s Edge Publications,LLC” (Philly, Pa.) –

This review is from: The Most Dangerous Gang in America: NYPD (Paperback)
This was a pretty interesting read that made some pretty valid points. In response to the previous post, especially since he didn’t even bother to READ the book before commenting, this book states clear facts on previous police cases were the NYPD made a boo-boo then came back and tried to put a band-aid on it. The thing is, this happens all the time nationwide. One man just chose to state his opinion on it. I enjoyed the read, and I found it very informative. I guess the next time I watch the news and a man is gunned down a hundred times and no gun was found on him I’ll know how to feel. This goes back to that movie Set It Off when the guy that played Jada Pinkett’s brother was killed because he had a gang sign shaved into his head. They opened fire on him and all he had was a liquor bottle. He didn’t have any prior convictions and was on his way to college. Yeah, that was a movie, but it happens in real life every single day. Richard, this was a job well done. Keep putting it out there for those of us that really want to know what’s going on. And just like the previous post was written with a hidden identity, corrupt officers of the law that are supposed to protect and serve will continue to hide behind the badge.