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July 22, 2016 1:37 PM

Former blood gang member Larry Walton

Raleigh gang truce inspired by the views of children

Hundreds of Raleigh gang members are observing a truce after learning how they are viewed by the children in the neighborhoods where they live

The seeds of the truce were sown last July, when gang member James Elvin Alston III was shot to death hours before he was to speak at a gang truce meeting he helped organize

The police shootings of Akiel Denkins in Raleigh, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota also were factors in the peace.

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