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I was an MS-13 gang member. Here's how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHigh - Vidozee

I was an MS-13 gang member. Here's how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHigh
TEDx Talks — Published 11 months ago
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Gerardo Lopez grew up in gang territory in Los Angeles, California and was just 14 years old when he joined MS-13, the notorious Salvadorian gang. Why did he join and why did he leave? In this courageous talk, Gerardo reveals how we can help others get out and stay out of gangs. Gerardo "Clever" Lopez has worked in gang intervention for over two decades. Formerly of the notorious Los Angeles gang MS-13, Gerardo escaped gang l...

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Joseph Anyone else think of the key and peele skit "consequences" when this guy was speaking? lol
jeff lusty
jeff lusty I Don't believe him one bit... Once a member a lways a member. If he got called upon, he would have to act accordingly or face death... No one just walks away!
Bryn Trev
Bryn Trev Much love brotha..n major Props..
Richard Lieberknecht
Richard Lieberknecht LAPD has a tough job. But has to rid themselves of the "us against them mentality" where every civilian is "them" becoming what is a gang in blue in and of itself. The law enforcement growth industry is an overly aggressive incarceration system. The USA is 5% of the world's population.yet we have 25%of the world's prison population. Kudos to this man for his courage and service to his fellow man.
IvanPlayStation4LiFe Salvadorians all belong to MS 13 and 18 Street gangs. Thank god Trump sending this criminals back to Central America.