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REPORT SAYS WE'RE CREATING 'SUPER-CRIMINALS': 'Many Young Black Men are Killing and Dying for Respect' -- SF Chronicle
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"A handful of their killers, speaking from prison, describe an environment where violence is so woven into the culture that murder has become a symbol of manhood," wrote May. "The inmates say the only difference between these neighborhoods and prison is the absence of walls. The same hierarchies apply - the meanest rise to the top. It's a survival skill that ensures ownership of drug corners, a sense of self-worth, female attention and protection from attack."