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Tag: Sureno gang members

Feb.
5th

Random nature of gang violence requires extra measures

For those of us who live within civilized boundaries, homicide is an almost unknowable quantity. We do have a few common weaknesses, such as rage, greed or jealousy, built into our systems. These motivations – or failings, if you prefer – are somewhat understandable to us, though the taking of a life still remains abhorrent.

But what if a person, perhaps a well-loved young woman, was killed because of a color?

The recent homicide trial of five young men, which concluded with last Friday’s sentencing, was another prime example of random

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