It started when I saw an article about Jonathan Fajardo - a captivating 7-year-old boy in a baseball uniform, sparkling eyes, and a huge smile. However, Jonathan grew up to join a gang. I wanted to know why?. Jonathan was killed in prison before I could ask him. One day I was at the courthouse, and there was my chance - a young man shaved head, tattoos, the works. I rushed over to him. "Are you a gangster?" He looked at me like fell from the moon, but then said, "Yes." Thus started my acquaintance with the L.A. Latino gangs.