How L.A.’s “Gizmo” Went From Top Student to Crip

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A black Los Angeles teenager called Gizmo was a top student, star athlete, and police Explorer at 16. By 21, he was a Crip bent on avenging a murder. The Los Angeles Times tells the story about how Gizmo went from promise to catastrophe in a few years. The tale illustrates the complicated relationship between
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