Tag: Territory

Are Little Village Youth Gangbanging for Mexican Cartels?

Are Little Village Youth Gangbanging for Mexican Cartels?
It’s Friday night in Little Village. The wind occasionally carries distant laughter or the tan-tan of a corrido from someone’s backyard. Yet the curtains are drawn and few people linger on their front steps. The shadows of the side streets give a courteous warning to visitors. Almost all businesses on the commercial artery lock their doors before the self-imposed... Read more »

Border Mentality: 26th Street

Border Mentality: 26th Street
I’m from La Villita as my people like to call it  Where kids go to jail before they get to college  A poor childhood is what we all acknowledge  When a murder happens we know the silent process  No one knows who popped clips, they rather change the topic  The gun claps loud like strongly... Read more »