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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 - Study Guide The Territory, Lightning But No Rain Summary & Analysis

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In her interview, Theresa Allison, the mother of the gang truce organizer Dewayne Holmes and founder of Mothers Reclaiming Our Children (Mothers ROC), says she started the group after her nephew, Tiny, was killed in 1991. This death also prompted her son to think about a gang truce.

Tiny had five bullets in his body, she says. The police shot forty-three times, but there were no bullets in anyone but Tiny. Allison says the police like to make killings look like drive-by shootings. When the police killed Tiny, they dressed like gang members and they were going to blame the killing on a gang from another project.

On the night of the killing, the lights were out in the project. Tiny was gathering up the children to save them from the shooting that generally occurred when the lights...

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