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The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Gang docu offers positive messages about peace, community.

TV A&E Reality TV 2010
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The series, which is produced by rapper Ice-T highlights the attitudes surrounding gang activity that must change in order to end the violence, including concerns about appearing weak, and the desire for violent retaliation against other gangs. It also reveals some of the ways gangs organize and interact.

Some of the resolutions that take place on camera seem a bit simplistic, and one has to wonder if the gang members being featured here are playing up for the cameras. But the show's messages about ending gun violence and the need for peace are very real.

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