There Are No Children Here - Summer 1987, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Summer 1987, Chapter 4 Summary

One day in mid-July, a caravan of cars pulls up across the street from the Rivers'. A young man, Jimmie Lee, emerges with bodyguards and is surrounded by fawning teenagers. Lee overhears a drunk shouting at his teenage daughter and calling her a bitch. He walks over and slugs the man, telling him not to disrespect children or call his daughter a bitch. Lafeyette, Pharoah and their friends know to stay away from Jimmy Lee, head of a drug gang called the Conservative Vice Lords whose members control Henry Horner. Residents are too afraid to report any of Lee's activities for fear of reprisal and many actually respect him. In contradiction to his brutal career, Lee occasionally helps out families financially and because of his love for children, won't let them join his gang and even warns them to stay away from drugs and gangs...

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