Guns, Drugs, Gangs, & Anger: Killing The Ones We Love (Paperback)
One would believe that after young Sonny Woods watched his father take his last breaths of life in a pool blood after being shot that guns would be the last thing he would welcome in his life. But by the time the young man reached age twenty-one he had already been arrested for carrying a gun and had been shot twice, once near fatal. By thirty, he had come close to killing at least three others. Living in the city of Detroit, Michigan, Alvin S. Woods recants growing up in a world of guns and drugs after taking a job in a dope house at the age of seventeen. His whole world begins to change after getting caught carrying a pistol in an effort to show off to friends. After an acquaintance sees Sonny making more money than him, he's set up for a robbery that leaves him in a state of near death and paralysis after being shot by one of his assailants. And after years of a heroin addiction and tiring in the trade of selling drugs, he miraculously finds a way to kick the years of addiction, walking away from the life and out of his past. Once the rehabilitated young man meets a new friend he joins a motorcycle club for recreation and finds himself in the middle of a deadly feud with an outlaw motorcycle gang. The drama doesn't stop in Guns, Drugs, Gangs, & Anger. It is a must read for all young men and a definite prerequisite for those seeking prosperity on urban streets. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to combat gun violence through education and awareness. "There is no question a book like this is long overdue. Not only is it needed in urban neighborhoods but all neighborhoods. The wisdom here is a teaching tool and can save lives. GUNS, DRUGS, GANGS, AND ANGER gives the young man a different way to look at and address issues and responsibility dealing with drugs and violence that is taking his own life long before he gets the chance to see middle age." Dr. John Telford, Superintendent (interim) 2012 Detroit Public Schools.
Alvin S. Woods is a community activist working to combat gun violence. He has been working to bring awareness to youth about the ramifications of gun possession and drug sales and use. He is a mentor to young men and has been featured in a number of newspaper articles and volunteers for youth and community events.