The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks
is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the
sacrifice of innocence in the inner city.
Lately everybody’s messing with Jamal. Pushed by the bully,
Dwayne, to fight and nagged by the principal, Mr. Davidson, Jamal is having a
difficult time staying in school. His home life is not much better, with his
mother working her fingers to the bone to try to earn the money for an appeal
for Jamal’s older brother, Randy, who is in jail. The leader of the Scorpions,
Randy wants Jamal to take his place until he is free—but the other gang
members, especially Angel and Indian, don’t like the idea. Only Mack thinks
Jamal should be the leader, and it is Mack who gets Jamal a gun.
After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Scorpions,
Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun—until
a tragedy occurs. Download and start listening now!