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To Be or Not Be a Gang-Banger: Is That Really The Question?

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To Be or Not Be a Gang-Banger: Is That Really The Question?

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Even for those who realize they do want something else for themselves, once they’ve started down a certain path, walking away from gang life, can be extremely challenging. Without a strong support system, job and educational program they can lean on, they’re in danger of getting sucked back in. Or worse.

Sahra Sulaiman produced this story for LA Streets Blog as a 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow. Read the first installment in her series here.

Tattoos — symbols of the struggle of his earlier years — warn you against crossing a former gang member. (Photo by Sahra Sulaiman/LA Streetsblog)
Tattoos — symbols of the struggle of his earlier years — warn you against crossing a former gang member. (Photo by Sahra Sulaiman/LA Streetsblog)
L.A. Streetsblog
Friday, March 21, 2014