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June 27, 2001 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up in her Compton neighborhood, Dominique became a gangbanger almost by default. The rough crew she ran with were the only people she thought she could trust; they could relate to being 14 years old and on your own because your mother is in jail on a drug charge. She is now 16, a convicted felon herself, with a 3-month-old son and enough emotional scars to convince her that hanging out with the wrong crowd may not be a worthy life goal after all.
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June 27, 2001 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up in her Compton neighborhood, Dominique became a gangbanger almost by default. The rough crew she ran with were the only people she thought she could trust; they could relate to being 14 years old and on your own because your mother is in jail on a drug charge. She is now 16, a convicted felon herself, with a 3-month-old son and enough emotional scars to convince her that hanging out with the wrong crowd may not be a worthy life goal after all.
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