How Was The 18th Street Gang Formed

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The formation of the 18th street gang was created under a unique situation. This gang originated during the 1960s from Los Angeles, California. It was founded by a young group of men from the same neighborhood. It initially was established by the young group of men as a result from being rejected by a local gang (Howell and Moore, 14). Unlike most gangs in the local area, this particular group did not discriminate or reject any members based on their racial backgrounds. All the members came from a variety of different racial background, which set them apart from any other gang. Many saw it as a benefit to the group, since they were continually battling with other local gangs over territory. Primarily, many of the original members were second

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