The child migrant crisis on the border has pushed many in the U.S. to consider the complex history that has led to this point. Alex Sánchez's life st...
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"Gangs are not inherently negative, do not come like outside aliens, but arise among our sons and daughters, and they need healing, a public health approach, a community-based approach."
The lack of information guiding the U.S. and Salvadoran governments' militarized response to gangs mirrors the U.S.'s own spectacle-driven war on drugs -- a war that paints an entire generation as criminals.
So far, the prosecution's effort to connect ex-gang member Alex Sánchez with the public perception as a callous murderer and capo of a drug-dealing and criminal group has failed.
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