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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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