StreetCreds is a look inside the world of street gangs and the cops that work them.I worked the street for many years before I entered the Gang Task Force, joining it with the idea that I could rise to the level of violence of any banger I encountered - a really stupid idea. I grew up in this city, and I worked its streets the best way I knew how, feeling that I had a firsthand understanding of what the citizens were experiencing.The increasing frustration at gang crimes, drive bys, robberies, never feeling safe with your kids in your own neighborhood - I wanted to do what I could to make that fear go away.Once I was inside the task force, though, the reality was a rude awakening. The task force was poorly managed and staffed by detectives mostly out for themselves, and the internal politics made success incredibly difficult and almost impossible - almost, but not quite.Witnessing bad cops, brutal crimes, and realizing the department had been compromised.I left the unit two years later, severely broken, edgy, and dangerously damaged.StreetCreds is the story of how all that came to be. Hold on for a reality check.~ Zach
StreetCreds has been awarded a Gold medal in the 2014 Readers Favorite International book awards contest in the true crime genre.
StreetCreds is a finalist in the 2015 Chanticleer Clue book awards contest.
StreetCreds has been ranked #2 in true crime best sellers on Amazon.com