He works with L.A. gangs to teach them how to de-escalate violence.

Aquil grew up around L.A. gangs in the 1980s and 1990s, but now he works as a peacekeeper and moderator, helping his community from within.

When gang violence took over his community Aquil looked to his neighbors for a way to combat it. He works with professional peacekeepers who are are ex-gang members. They work with current gang members to help them de-escalate violent situations.