When he was a teen, Varick Smith walked home from school one day to find an ambulance and a throng of police in front of his neighbor's house. The neighbor — a friend of Smith's who was known to have dabbled in drugs — had been shot to death. "To this day, they call it a suicide," Smith incredulously says of the young man's demise. That day in the late Nineties, Smith decided he needed to get out of his neighborhood in... More >>>