Many have grown up in a stable home. Many have grown up in their lovely cities. Many have both parents in their lives to fall back on when things turn for the worst. Unfortunately, Manuel Ricardo didn’t have these advantages in his life. He was fatherless but most of all he was motherless. A pill that size would be very difficult for anyone to swallow. The city of CamdenN.J wants to swallow him whole, what is he to do? No mother, no father just foster home after foster home one after another. Manuel is a magnet when it came to the woman who he came in contact with. He could use this to his advantage or it had the same power to destroy him. If he didn’t find someone to quench his thirst for the lack of attention, he would never be complacent. The feeling of not being accepted, with only major influences from the streets along with the peer pressure to run a money-making block. With a decision to take on the responsibilities of a crew. He manages to dodge all of the horrible influences that faced him on a daily basis. He was finally taken into a temporary comfortable home with his foster sister and foster mom. He lands a small gig where he finally finds acceptance for who he is and is congratulated on what he offers the business. When all seems to be just going great just like anything else in life, it is halted immediately taking an unimaginable turn for the worst. A night out with his foster sister, that should have just consisted of heading to the local mart to buy a few items. It ended with his foster sister bailing her foster brother out of a violent scuffle. That only ended with his foster sister committing a horrible act just to protect her only foster brother. To love is to endure all that comes with those emotions. Even at the cost of one’s own life let alone ones freedom if not careful. Manuel took the fall for his foster sister's heroic deeds which land him in an institution fighting for his freedom. He no longer is that same person who didn’t want any parts of the blood, drugs, and murders but instead he is forced to become this animal that he tried so hard to not become. Either one became a product of your environment by choice or by force.With his foster sister free and not being able to accept what has occurred. She only ends upliving a double life just to tie up a lot of loose ends before her bothers trial date.