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An excerpt from Inside the Crips describing Colton Simpson's induction at age 11:
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"You wit' it?" Big T asks, but he doesn't look at me.
"I'm down," I tell them, waiting for the discussion of my worthiness and loyalty to begin.
"When I say run, run down the alley and don't stop," Smiley orders.
I take a quick glance down the alley. Only a dim light lends a gloomy vagueness. The telephone poles have disappeared into the sky. The iron bars have