Do Gang Behavior And Gang Affiliation?

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The purpose of this paper is to understand, acknowledge and challenge communities to recognize gang behavior and gang affiliation. This paper will also describe the culture and what it means to be in a gang; key findings of the research; recommendations the community can employ to remedy the need; and discussions and implications for further study. Keywords: African-American, Black men, Hip hop, Rap music, Nigga

“There are approximately 27,900 gangs, with 774,000 members, impacting towns, cities, and communities across the United States. Gangs conduct criminal activity in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Although most gang activity is concentrated in major urban areas, gangs also are proliferating in rural and suburban areas of the country as gang members flee increasing law enforcement pressure in urban areas or seek more lucrative drug markets. This proliferation in non-urban areas increasingly is accompanied by violence and is threatening society in general (Decker, 1996).” The code of the street is silence and to snitch is death. Everyone within Calliope projects knows this so no one talks, not even to the police. In the distance music from a radio playing “Hand on pump finger on the trigger (Cypress Hill)” can be heard as men laughing and joke about how they just creeped up on some guy and shot him and the look on his face. A 187 has just been committed (police code for homicide) but no one cares in this community
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