CHICAGO, Feb, 14, ---- Seven members of the notorious North Side gang led by George “Bugs” Morgan were shot dead today. The tragic event happened in a garage at 2122 N. Clark Street. The men were said to have been waiting for a “bootlegging” shipment of whiskey at Moran’s headquarters. Seems that Moran was running late to the meeting, when he arrived he saw a squad car of police men entering the building and decided to wait outside assuming that his men were inside being arrested. He took refuge in a nearby building but quickly realized that something was not right. All of the people surrounding Moran’s headquarters began to hear a rainfall of bullets and the cries of the men inside being shot.
After many mixtapes and nearing the edge of household name status, Maryland rapper Logic drops his first album. In this album is a song titled Gang Related. This song tells the story of what environment and household he grew up in. His brother is in a gang and sells cocaine to his father in front of him. Logic's mother is in an out of mental institutions, all the while logic is growing up and trying not to get shot when he walks outside. With drugs and gangs all around him, it is quite amazing that he got out and become a famous rapper. Gang Related also has a core message of stopping the violence, which leads to a question, is this song about his story or a message about ending the violence?
The book, Gang Life in Two Cities by Robert J. Durán to put simply is about the gang life in Denver, CO and Ogden, UT. Durán wrote this book to share his research findings. When Durán had to move to Huntsville, UT (but went to school in Ogden) he found himself immersed in an area where gangs were becoming popular. Durán, an ex-gang member himself was curious on how and why gangs operate. He found this research important, because he saw firsthand how society had a role in the formation of gangs. Duran felt that it needed to be brought to light what he witnessed while being a gang member himself and when he conducted his research.
The presence of the Mexican population in the United States dates back to the 16th century, when people of Spanish, Indian, Mexican, and Anglo backgrounds occupied the region that was then northern Mexico and is currently the American South-west, including parts of what today is Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico,
The Crips Street Gang How has the Crips Street Gang evolved since the 1960’s? Gone are the days when battles were over community control, when loyalty meant self- determination, not self destruction. In the 1980’s crack cocaine became a major source of income for many African – American gang members in Los Angeles. Gangs were faced with intra-conflict old codes of conducts versus laissez-faire attitudes of the younger gang members. Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution of crack cocaine. Neighborhoods in gang infested Los Angeles areas were not immune to the violence of gangs.
Lillian Shumaker Professor Courtney Tribble English 151 November 5, 2014 Gangs in Prison Gangs pose a threat to the safety of United States prisons by performing illegal activities and the encouraging violence. It is important to develop strategies to reduce gang recruitment, limit their influence, and sanction their misconduct in order to create a safe environment for all prisoners. With this, inmates that are involved in gangs should be put under twenty four-hour lockdown. By isolating these members, prisons will be able to limit their influence.
Introduction Often when people hear the word gang, they immediately think of drugs, guns, and violence. When in reality there has been an ongoing debate that gangs are not no different from a sorority or fraternity. To demonstrate, a gang is similar to a sorority or fraternity because the members are dedicated to sister-hood or brother-hood. Sorority and fraternity life started long ago on college campuses for the improvement of the college campus. Gangs started for equality on the street. Gains promoted violence while fraternities and sororities began occupying their spare time with doing community service. Both gangs and Greeks are dedicated to sister-hood and brother-hood. Gangs can be defined as positive or negative depending on the person’s beliefs. In this particular paper, I will be discussing more in depth of the different elements of a specific gang and their lifestyles.
This is a great topic to pick Greg. It is a topic that is not only intriguing to think about, but can be easily researched. I can think of many reasons as to why someone who has committed a non violent crime and has no violent background would join a prison gang. One that immediately comes to mind would be safety. When someone who has no history of violence enters what many might consider to be the most violent place immaginable, people seek a way of protection. And prison gangs are by and far the best way to gain this. Another reason I feel would be feeling a sense of normality. We as humans naturally like to feel apart of something and have that connection and interaction with other humans. Originally entering prison you are alone and have
Many problems persist in communities like the ones described in the articles, “If You Want to Observe’ Em, Join ‘Em” and “Gang Leader for a Day”. Problems consist of high crime rates, poor housing and living conditions, and an increase in violence. These effects happen in those areas because they are usually an “open social network”. They do not have the information like the middle and upper class have. If they have school systems in their society it is not the best education young kids should be getting. The resources are not easily available like we have them. According to James Coleman, “Information is important in providing a basis for action. But acquisition of information is costly” (S104). Coleman states that since receiving information
There have been rivals of gangs for centuries. The more infamous stories about rival gangs found in the United States today are the Bloods and Crips and the death of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. I admit that most gangs do promote negative effects such as drugs, alcohol, weapons, and violence. It is their way of life and how they support their gangs. I believe we should attempt to help gangs by educating them. Letting them know, what they are doing is wrong and against the law. Parents should take special precautions to insure that their children do not fall into that trap of becoming a gang member. Although they can’t always be with their children or watch them all the time, they should still take the time to know of their whereabouts at all times, until they become of legal age. Parents needs to warn their children of the risk and dangers of being a gang member. They need to be involved in their day to day activities. Most of all parents should provide a loving, nurturing environment at home as well as constant guidance and positive reinforcement. A child is a terrible thing to lose to a gang. A few hours a day loving you children, equals a lifetime of them not being affiliate with a
In the article “gang and violence in California’s Youth Correction Facilities: A research foundation for developing effective Gang policies” is the article where I got my research question from. It states how many youths in gangs that are incarcerated have recognized that they need treatment for their drug abuse, but are less likely to participate in drug programs. They are less likely because they have shown more of a distrust in staff as well as the staff having lower levels of trust from the staff, they have more negative outlooks when it comes to treatment services. All of these caused a problem because the rapport needed for these services to be effective are hindered because of the attitudes of the gang members from both genders. In an effort to help the gang members the DJJ created a program known as “The Blueprints for Gang Prevention Initiative” This program was created to be different approach in dealing with gang issues (Maxson et la 2012, 7).
The majority of people involved in gangs who As job opportunities disappeared; men; on average minorities; became unable to support their families. This contributed to the rise of single mothers within the home who spend many hours working to support the family while making less in comparison to men. These families which tend to be in poverty; in result have family disorganization, broken homes and often parental substance abuse. This results in a lack of supervision and furthermore; direction. Thus leaving children more vulnerable to street crimes. In addition gangs provide said members a sense of belonging and protection they do not receive from other aspects in life. One Gang member saying; "Even have a good, loving family at home, this is one of my families that I'm with all the time, too. I spent Christmas with them, Thanksgivings with them. This is my family, too. I'm not going to leave on my family." Michael puppet. Within this gang they also feel a sense of pride and acceptance; in a world full of prejudice and
Growing up I lived in different inner city nebighorhoods within Saint Louis city that had heavy gang activity. Although I personally never got involved in any gang ativity a lot of guys I grew up with or hung out with were directly involved in gang activity, which mostly consisted of drug transactions. Most of these guys were young black males between the ages of 15 all the way up to 28. All came from single mother households that lacked positive role models and lacked parentel supervision. I think sports based programs that seek to dismantle the gang culture as something to be appealing, while at the same time using sports to build confidence, teach discipline, and build a positive peer
Youth gang is an organization formed by a group of youngster between the age of 15 to 30 sharing a common ideology which is to control the streets in the city in which they reside by involving in unlawful activity such as drug trade, robbery, graffiti, gun violence, prostitution. This group can be identified with a name, symbol, dress code, color and body tattoos. In the United States of America youth gang has brought about more violence into the streets and the most cities a dangerous place to raise a family. This research paper will show why young individuals join gangs, how do the youth get involved with gang activities, what the youth benefit from becoming gang members, problems related to youth gang and lastly how can the country combat
The sky was dark with only the street lights there to help me see. It was around 9:00 PM and I saw that the lights were still on inside my house. Now that meant that my parents were still up, so I knew they were going to be angry. I was hanging out with some friends and just didn’t want any of it from my parents. I opened the door and the second I stepped into the house, my mom started yelling.