T. Rodgers created the infamous L.A. street gang the Bloods and helped introduce crack to America. Later, chastened, Rodgers set out to end the madness.

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Paul Solotaroff has been a senior writer at Rolling Stone for thirty years (and at Men’s Journal for almost twenty). He broke the NFL concussion scandal, the Aaron Hernandez story, the horror-show conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital and has written a series of stories that helped free innocent men who were doing life without parole in state prisons. Winner of the National Press Club Award, two Genesis Awards and a dozen selections to the Best American Sportswriting anthologies, he is a Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award finalist, as well as the best-selling author of four books. More recently, he has been the creator/producer of prestige docu-series: Free Meek (Amazon); How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Netflix); USA vs El Chapo (Facebook Watch), and the Sundance-winning 3 ½ Minutes.