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Anti-gang Activist Murdered

An ex-convict turned social activist was murdered June 9, according to an article in The Washington Post. David Lewis, 54, started a drug treatment and prisoner rehabilitation program in East Palo Alto, Calif., after years battling heroin addiction and spending most of his adult life in and out of prison. The murder took place outside a mall in San Mateo, in what police are calling a targeted attack. According to the Post, Lewis started his nonprofit, Free at Last, the same year that East Palo Alto had the nation’s highgest murder rate. In 1994, Lewis received the California Wellness Foundation’s Peace Prize for his violence prevention efforts. Read the full article here.

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