Carlos Gamez was a monster. By his own admission he was released from prison and roamed the streets as a gang enforcer. He was feared.
A product of a broken home, fueled by abuse, violence was a way of life. To Carlos, at a young age, the tearful nights clutching his sister Liz was the only security he could find. This pattern, along with further abuse by a step-father, produced a wound on Carlos' heart that would not heal.
At some point Carlos started dressing, acting and talking different. His anger released on everyone. He was living on the razor's edge.
Trouble followed him through school. In Junior High he was expelled. Gangs became his family. He was proud of the connection, confident in its ability to provide the security and stability he longed for.