petiteperspective said: what kind of work were u doing?
i had to interview some kids whose friend got assaulted by gang members walking home from school. the cops came and seem to have arrested some people arbitrarily who weren’t involved.
the 14yo girl who was the main complainant basically pushed four armed perpetrators off of her friend and broke up the fight, and then helped him up and kept him calm and tended to his wounds until the police and EMS came. i talked to her 11yo sister and some other kids who were on scene trying to figure out what happened, i just like how bravely the kids handled it and how they had a lot of maturity and credibility speaking about what happened
also thank god for social media because it’s really easy to see who’s in who’s social networks, confirm people’s names and schools, gang affiliations, etc it just makes things so much easier