Readings — From the October 2013 issue

Happiness is a Warm Biscuit

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From a glossary of terms used by three rival East Harlem street gangs, compiled by prosecutors for the April indictments of sixty-three gang members. Between October 2009 and March 2013, members of Air It Out, True Money Gang, and Whoadey allegedly communicated through social media and prison phone calls about avenging murders and trafficking in firearms, as well as about potential law-enforcement action. Forty-nine are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

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