From prison to pulpit - brothers overcome killings, gain redemption


Going back to the 1970s, the Desire Housing project saw some of the darkest chapters in the criminal history of New Orleans. The geographically isolated complex – demolished after being flooded during Hurricane Katrina – was a hot-bed of drug trafficking, with turf usually protected at gunpoint.

Within that hard-edged neighborhood, one tight-knit family with deep roots in Desire, the Smiths, found themselves caught in a vicious spiral of violence almost beyond comprehension.

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