The 54-year-old former drug lord of South Central is still in the business -- of self-fulfillment and community improvement, that is. These days he deplores the crack trade, but not the ambition that got him into it in the first place.
Susan Straight lives a few blocks from where she was born in Riverside. She's a part of that place and its stories. Because she is, Straight says there are two kinds of people: those who stay and those who leave.
Sal is a detective in the homicide division of South Los Angeles, one of the most infamous urban areas in the United States, where about 40% of the homicide activity in the city takes place -- despite the numbers being at a record low.
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