When the last bell rings at Jordan High school in Watts, gang members file out of the Jordan Downs housing project next door to monitor the students walking through their turf. Watching over the students is Pastor Michael Cummings. The good pastor makes sure the students get home safely.
This piece was produced by Queena Kim and originally aired on Pacific Drift.
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