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Jemeker Thompson-Hairston is a criminal who rose to the top of the cocaine trade during the peak of the 1980s crack epidemic in Los Angeles.
Her memoir, Queen Pin, co-written with David Ritz, was published in 2010.. In a mixed review, Kirkus Reviews said that it "lacks the salacious elements that make criminal memoirs compelling," but noted that it "may appeal to believers" due to its religious content. Thompson-Hairston was also the subject of an episode in the second season of the Netflix series Drug Lords.
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- "UNITED STATES v. THOMPSON". FindLaw. October 15, 1997. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
- Gillerman, Margaret. "Conviction Ends Cocaine Case Alton Ring Lasted 2 Years". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved December 3, 2018 – via Questia.
- "QUEEN PIN: A Memoir by Jemeker Thompson-Hairston and David Ritz", Kirkus Reviews, June 22nd, 2010
- Conner, Alysha (5 August 2010). "Queen Pin Book Review". Los Angeles Sentinel. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
- Flare, "Netflix Canada in July 2018: what’s coming (and going) this month", Macleans, June 25, 2018.
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