Salinas has an estimated 3000 gang members. Yet most the people who live there, work there or visit can carry on with their day unaffected by all that’s going on in the gang underworld.
But a new book titled Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California’s Nuestra Familia Gang pulls back the curtain on one of the most violent gangs in America.
It’s written by award winning journalist and Harvard Nieman Fellow Julia Reynolds (JR). She’s a reporter with the Monterey County Herald.