CeaseFire mediator accused of running a gang. 

I’ll start from the beginning. CeaseFire is a program that attempts to help rival gangs mediate and de-escalate disputes to reduce violence. To get it done, they often hire former gang members as mediators. One of those mediators, Francisco “Smokey” Sanchez, was recently arrested for gun possession. Now wiretaps have caught him running the gang Two-Six Nation. There’s an interesting debate about what to make of this, and the head of CeaseFire is publicly defending him. learn more

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