Fenton Justin

  • La ville nous appartient

    Fenton Justin

    • Sonatine
    • 17 March 2022

    En 2008, Justin Fenton devient le reporter chargé des affaires criminelles au Baltimore Sun. Un poste convoité où, par le passé, s'est illustré David Simon, avant qu'il devienne le célèbre showrunner de la série The Wire. Baltimore est alors toujours la ville au taux de criminalité le plus élevé des États-Unis. Mais une unité spéciale d'agents en civil est en train de nettoyer les rues avec un seul mot d'ordre : tolérance zéro.
    En 2017, la nouvelle tombe : sept des principaux officiers de l'unité spéciale sont arrêtés pour corruption et racket en bande organisée. C'est un véritable système d'intimidation, de faux témoignages, de collusion avec le monde du crime qui est mis au jour. En dépit de sa fréquentation assidue de la police, de la justice et des criminels, Justin Fenton tombe des nues. Il n'avait rien vu venir.

    C'est cette incroyable affaire de corruption que Justin Fenton raconte dans cet ouvrage qui se lit comme un roman. Document humain et chronique criminelle d'une rare intensité, La ville nous appartient a été adapté sur HBO par David Simon, Ed Burns et George Pelecanos, pour une sortie en 2022.

  • ''Jaw-dropping... makes ''The Wire'' look tame by comparison'' Daily Telegraph ''Unputdownable ... fantastic and terrifying.'' Nihal Arthanayake, RADIO 5 The astonishing true story of ''one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation'' ( The New York Times ) Baltimore, 2015. Riots were erupting across the city as citizens demanded justice for Freddie Gray, a twenty-five-year-old black man who died in police custody. At the same time, drug and violent crime were once again surging. For years, Sgt Wayne Jenkins and his team of plain-clothed officers - the Gun Trace Task Force - were the city''s lauded and decorated heroes. But all the while they had been skimming from the drug busts they made, pocketing thousands in cash found in private homes and planting fake evidence to throw Internal Affairs off their scent. Because who would believe the dealers, the smugglers or people who had simply been going about their daily business over the word of the city''s elite task force? Now, in light of their spectacular trial of late 2018, and in a work of astounding reportage and painstaking self-discovery, Justin Fenton has pieced together a shocking story of systemic corruption.

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  • Anglais We Own This City

    Justin Fenton

    • Random house publishing group digital
    • 23 February 2021
  • Our media systems are in crisis. Run by unaccountable corporations and dominated by agendas and algorithms that are shrouded in mystery, these formerly trusted sources of information and entertainment have lost their way. As consumers, we have plenty of choice, but as citizens we have an abundance of misinformation and misrepresentation.
    In this incisive manifesto, four prominent media scholars and activists put forth a roadmap for radical reform of concentrated media power. They argue that we should put media justice, economic democracy and social equality at the heart of our scholarship and our campaigning.
    The Media Manifesto delivers a sharp analysis of our communications crisis and a passionate call for urgent change. It provides resources of hope for media reform movements across the globe.

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