Kathleen Miles interviews Dorene Marcias, former LA gang member, about her personal experience joining, and then with the help of Homeboy Industries, leaving it.
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LOS ANGELES — When Dorene Marcias was 16, a traumatizing experience made her want her own gun.
She saw her boyfriend’s father shoot himself, underneath his chin. “We were standing right there, and his head blew off and his brains splattered everywhere,” Marcias, now 45, told The Huffington Post. “I kneeled down to look at his brain, and it was still pulsating.”
Instead of making her afraid of guns, …