Gang Violence Essay

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Gang Violence

     Nowadays gangs are big issues in America. People who are in gang feel like they belong some where and people care about them. There are various reasons people join gangs, and almost all age group between ages 12-40 are involved in gangs. One of the big reasons people join gangs is because of their needs, protection, and also they want attention from people around them. Gang’s should be taken seriously because today’s gangs are more violent and brutal then they were in 60’s. Gangs do more violent act every day and if police don’t do anything about gangs then it will be hard to control the gangs in the future.
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and made more then $100 dollars a week. Because of money Luis and his friends joined a gang in which they made good money illegally and became more violent.
     If you live in a neighborhood where there are lots of gangs, then you need to be in a gang or move to a better neighborhood. If you have gangs in your neighborhood you will need protection from someone like police or join another gang. If you don’t have protection you will get beaten down. For example, when Luis and his brother Rano went to a store to get some grocery, few gang members beat Rano up and tried to rob him. So if Luis joins a gang he get protection from his member friends. Also in a tough neighborhood like Luis’s its not hard to join a gang because there are gangs all over the area and somehow you will end up in a gang just like Luis and his friends. In addition, violence has increased a lot more then before. Before gangs used to fight with their fist and knives, but today almost every gang member has a gun. Also there are fights almost every day between gangs whether you are in school, work, or on the street.
     As well, there are many people who lack attention. Attention is a big role in life. For example, to get more attention from parents, friends, and peers an adolescent joins a gang to get respected. Gangs do different things to get people’s attention. For example, teens who are in gangs try to do crazy things like take

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