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  • Judith Hansen
    ... 2:58 AM Subject: just a story regarding one gang moment I was talking with a young man at the Sunset near Beaudry car wash in May. He was physically very
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      From: Judith Hansen <judithcheerful@...>
      To: "EchoElysianNCForum@yahoogroups.com" <EchoElysianNCForum@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:58 AM
      Subject: just a story regarding one gang moment


      I was talking with a young man at the Sunset near Beaudry car wash in May. He was physically very disabled.
      He said that two years ago he had been "shot up" in Angelino Heights. The guys, gang members who had "dealings there but don't live in E.P", had followed him from his house in Boyle Heights and "got" him.  He was totally paralyzed but now, after a couple of years of therapy, he can walk (with a cane) and much has returned. He talked a lot about his two years in rehab.
       
      According to him, trying to get his life together and get out of a gang, he had joined "Father Boyle's place", Homeboys. It made some of the gang guys mad. Mad enough to shoot him. 
      He is now  enrolled at Pasadena CC because he wants to be a social worker.
      He also recently went back to Homeboys for the first time. He said it was "really hard."
      His gifrlfriend corroborated the story as their very bright three year old played next to them.
       
      When there are victims, so many for so long, be very careful who you choose to protect. Sometimes someone has to take the risk of wrongs being done against them. Legal mistakes do happen, fight against them, but those wrongly charged are not made dead by those mistakes.

      From: Trey Baskett <gcbthree@...>
      To: EchoElysianNCForum@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:59 PM
      Subject: [EchoElysianNCForum] Re: Carmen Trutanich Seeks Injunction to Help Rid Echo Park of Gang Activity
       
      The answer is yes. Gang injunctions, when enforced diligently, are a very effective tool for suppressing gang activity.


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