John Shearer Picturebook
People and Events
The Reapers 1972
Look Magazine, 1968 - 1971
Laguna Beach 2014
"On a Bronx street are names important to the Reapers: Eddie, his girl friend Yvette, Con and Mr. Kool, the war lord and vice-president."
"Reapers president Eddie Cuevas meets with gang members,"
"A peace treaty among the gangs has been violated by rivals. Under pressure to retaliate, Eddie instead goes before a night meeting to plead for patience."Gang Meeting
"In a city youth agency office that sometimes gives him funds, Eddie argues, for money for trips out of the city 'I want my boys to see what the world's about'."
"Gang members try to clean up their South Bronx neighborhood."
"Eddie Cuevas, president of the Reapers street gang, with his girlfriend Yvette."
"Eddie and Yvette have been going steady for four years. 'When we get maried,' he says with pride, 'she's going to wear a white dress."
"Eddie and his mother in their South Brox apartment."
"Eddie's mother has maintained a shrine to her husband since he died 'of drinking and a bad temper' four years ago."
"Eddie and Yvette, check the block for trouble."
"A hard rain, a welcome break in the summer heat."
"With Javelins, nearby allies, Eddie discusses plans to clean up neighborhood."
"Flanked by his war lord, wearing hat, Eddie warns the president of a rival gang to leave Reaper members alone."
"In an apartment building corridor, members of the Reapers administer their own swift annd brutal justice to a junkie accused of having stolen a Reaper car."
"Eddie and his fellow Reapers pay their respects to a fallen brother."
"Eddie watches for trouble on the block."