Terrance Roberts, a third generation resident of the Holly community, is a former gang leader on the run. He faces life in prison for shooting a gang member at his own peace rally, an incident that shocked his community and many in the world of activism: Terrance had transformed himself since his gang days and had become a nationally known activist, credited with helping dramatically reduce gang violence in Denver. Terrance claims he was attacked at the peace rally, but the police and District Attorney appear not to believe him. He is charged with attempted murder, and faces 102 years in prison. Inconsistencies in the case begin to appear, and as witnesses come forward to filmmakers, Denver’s gang war explodes, sparking emergency DOJ funding and a citywide debate over how to fight gang violence, with Terrance gone.