Baby Insane and the Buddha by Bob Sipchen

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An account of the undoing of a San Diego street gang describes how a once well-respected gang member eager to do the right thing helped a charismatic detective infiltrate the Crips. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Bob Sipchen

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Published December 1, 1992 by Doubleday. 370 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Here, Sipchen expertly reveals the gang world through the day-to-day life of Kevin Glass (``Baby Insane'') and the work of detective Patrick Birse (``the Buddha''), who persuaded Glass to turn informer.

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The tale of a San Diego street gang's drug deals, robberies of retail stores and, especially, its drive-by shootings is related by Los Angeles Times staffer Sipchen in this exhaustive book.

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