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Braving Violence to Maintain Gang Truce in L.A.

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Braving Violence to Maintain Gang Truce in L.A.

Braving Violence to Maintain Gang Truce in L.A.

Braving Violence to Maintain Gang Truce in L.A.

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In the wake of city-wide riots in 1992, leaders of black street gangs in Los Angeles established a truce to end the violence that had claimed many of their members and innocent bystanders. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates reports on how one of the architects of that truce is working to see that the peace holds in his neighborhood — despite the dangers he faces every day on the mean streets of South-Central L.A.