Revenge attracts youth to gangs

December 17, 2013 • Local News

Revenge can seem inevitable among the combatants. In two recent homicides, the victims’ children witnessed the incident. These are memories they will carry with them throughout their lives and so the seeds of vengeance are planted in the young mind and grow as the child grows. The lesson learned from the experience is that justice for the family can only be found at the end of a gun.

Leo Lopez, a former member of the Gang Taskforce for Southeast New Mexico, explained: “In some streets, you had to join a gang for your own protection. A lot of kids in Roswell died in the 1970s. People got killed because they walked through the wrong section of town or had no gang Login to read more

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