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In a photograph taken Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Dr. Kai Smith, former gang member and now founder and Executive Director of GRAAFICS (Gang Diversion, reentry and Absent Father Intervention Center), walks with GRAAFICS students Tyasia Blair, 16, of East New York, Devon Collins, 16, of East New York, and Jamal Williams, 18 (background right) in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. They along with other students at the nearby Brooklyn Collegiate High School enter the GRAAFICS program if they have been part of a "crew," and work to stay focused on getting on with their educations and lives without being part of a neighborhood crew. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

In a photograph taken Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Dr. Kai Smith, former gang member and now founder and Executive Director of GRAAFICS (Gang Diversion, reentry and Absent Father Intervention Center), walks with GRAAFICS students Tyasia Blair, 16, of East New York, Devon Collins, 16, of East New York, and Jamal Williams, 18 (background right) in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. They along with other students at the nearby Brooklyn Collegiate High School enter the GRAAFICS program if they have been part of a "crew," and work to stay focused on getting on with their educations and lives without being part of a neighborhood crew. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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