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Inside the Minds and Hearts of Gang Members

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, there are more than 450 active gangs in L.A. with at least 45,000 members. Many have been operating for over 50 years. From the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2012 there were 16,398 confirmed violent gang crimes. Author and Los Angeles high school teacher Anne P. Beatty has for many years taught teens that belonged to gangs. Here's what she said about the desperate ...

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