I’ve got to throw out the bones now
From: Gang Life
Dillon, aged thirty-three and a Latino father of two, tells his
story in Chapter Six. Along with five friends, he founded a gang
in high school. A few years later he was asked to patch over and
lead the Canadian chapter of a large multinational gang. His
gang was into drug and gun trafficking and inflicting violence
on anyone in their way. Dillon now plays in a jazz band and
regularly speaks to groups of young people about the dangers of
gangs and drugs.
MARK TOTTEN is a professor of criminal justice at Humber College in Toronto whose research focuses on organized crime, corrections, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, mental health, violence, and gender identity. Over the past decade, he has collaborated with groups in Ontario and Western Canada in the development and evaluation of multi-year gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies.