Los Angeles All Ganged Up

In the inner city of Los Angeles, it's the parents who dream of seeing their kids leave and the children who refuse to abandon the old neighborhood. & Ginetta Robinson wants her 17-year-old son out of his gang and out of the house, even though the place he is likeliest to end up is jail. "I'd rather see him locked up than dead," she says. Ramona Penuelas, a housewife who immigrated to America in search of a better life, plans to take her 14-year- old son back to Mexico once he gets out of juvenile detention. Zuela Menjivar is from El...

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