The array of neighborhoods in the center southern California holds nest to the notorious Crips and the Bloods. The documentary Crips and Bloods: Made in America starts with the generation before the blue and red covered the streets. Thorsten Sellin’s pioneering on conflict theory best describes the development of the gangs. There were two waves of cultural conflict that led up to the Bloods and Crips. The primary culture conflict derived in the 1950s, segregation defined norms that strictly separated blacks and whites. Whites created laws that extending over Blacks that created territories. Distinct boundaries were put in place that limited any migration out of these selected territories, and even activities are directed by laws. Blacks were
4). New potential gang members can be found everywhere for instance in schools, on the street, in fast food restaurants or at parties. Sometimes new members have to go through ceremonies in order to be accepted in the gang. These ceremonies can be very diverse and often include being physically assaulted by gang members such as “Catching a Rag” or “Catching a Flag” where the task is to fight through a group in order to grab a rag or flag that is placed on the other side of them. A fraternity pledging could also be connected with committing a crime such as “Blood In” which means committing a gang assigned murder in order to join the gang. “Russian Roulette” is another way to join the gang but this has nothing to do with courage or strength, only with luck. Aiming a gun that has one bullet in it and five empty chambers to one 's head and pulling the trigger is how to do it. If the player wins, he is in the gang otherwise he is dead. There are also people who are “blessed in” to a gang. These people can avoid a ceremony because they have relatives who were already in the gang (cf. Carlie
The Gang has a long history in dealing with many major crimes. Some of these include; weapons trafficking, dealing with narcotics and most importantly, Murder. In 2013, police have arrested 43 gang
A gang is an organized group of close individuals who in most cases are friends or even family members with an established leadership structure. Gang engages in organized crimes claiming ownership over a territory.
This paper gives will give depth information on gang activity in the U.S. and explore the causes of gang memberships and it will also mention several policies that have been studied to prevent youths from joining them. As of today, gangs continue to be a huge problem in the U.S. gang members are violent and are also responsible for committing crimes from assaults to murder using firearms and other weapons to intimidate rivals, law enforcement, and the general public. The purpose of my paper is to address why many youths join gangs. My paper will also address a few policies and programs that can prevent youths from joining a gang and prevent those who are already part of it from committing crimes. Street gangs in this country can
Much of whether gangs are seen as a social problem comes from perspective. Society is more prone to seeing gangs in a negative point of view because the social reality is not reaching the ideals and standards of people’s conception of a perfect world. Many external factors such as the media and personal opinions encourage a bad outlook on gangs. The media inflicts fear and depicts gangs to be a threat, which the community looks at in a negative view. The media’s depiction of gangs or any other example will either serve the purpose of the government’s viewpoint, public’s opinion or the genuine
There is a lot of Mexican Gangs is in United States prisons. For example Mexican Mafia, Latin Kings, Hermanos de Pistoleros Latinos, Partido Revolucionario Mexicano, Raza Unida etc… The Mexican Mafia is the top #1 Mexican Prison Gang, it started in the streets in california and escalated to the prisons. Mexican Mafia is also known as “La Eme” They would usually join the gang so that they could be protected from other gangs that were racist toward hispanics. La Eme was established in 1957 by Luis Flores also known as “Huero Buff”. The Mexican Mafia grew fairly quickly in DVI. Prisons tried to separate the gang apart to other prisons like San Quentin, but they just made the gang more popular in other prisons which made it more stronger that they started getting bigger and they decided to start trafficking drugs around the United States and gambling and extortion rackets inside prisons. It got so that they began to control drug trafficking, extortion,contact killings, and debt collection inside walls. After some time the mexican mafia started getting more organized by setting their own rules or “commandments” and recruiting members from latin streets. Mexican Mafia enjoyed being not checked in the 1990’s but the the police officers caught 22 gang members and they were accused for murder and kidnapping the police officers think that they ended the mexican mafia’s business but they still continue their criminal
Many of the surrounding rival gangs including the Pirus formed together and later became known as the Bloods. The two gangs have been feuding over territory, drugs, money and power since the mid 1970’s. The feud between these two gangs has caused a significant amount of damage to their society which has resulted in the death of hundreds of gang members and civilians as well. Almost all of the members of the Crips are African American males who have been in and out of trouble since a very young age. The members join to have protection on the streets from other gangs and to make money. Most of the gang members come from a poor and unstable upbringing. Many of the youth who are a part of the Crips have dropped out of high school and are
In the United States in the mid-1800’s people from both European and Asian countries began to immigrant to New York City in the search for a better life. Coming to the United Sates was not an easy task but based on the conditions in their native countries it was well worth it. There were many reasons as to why people left their native countries which included overpopulation, crop failures, religious and political corruption and plundering economy due to the industrial revolution and job losses. The reason they came to the United States and saw it as a better way of life was because of the freedom that was offered, economic opportunity and the abundance of land. One of the groups that immigrated to the U.S was the Irish. A majority
Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about but I know for fact the people in those gangs would betray you in a matter of seconds, and you be in a grave, or a jail cell because you wanted to be a “savage.”
Gold quotes that 90% of the schools are having problems with gangs. Many parents are taking out their children from school and are looking forward to emigrate their children to the north. There are 20 families a month that are migrating to north especially those who are young under 25 and children under 12- years- old. There are many different of gang members but the most known ones are the Mara Salvatrucha- 13 and the 18th street. There are thousands of gangs that every time they are recruiting young children. People from El Salvador are being charge for their lives; gangs charges $7000 to men and $4000 to women and children.
The Blood street gang has become the most brutal and famous criminal associations.. Initially it consisted of mostly African-Americans but today the bloods include Hispanics, Asians, and many other ethnicities. Crimes that the Bloods were involved in may include murder, assault, robbery, and drug distribution. Blood members are around 15,000 to 20,000. They can either be highly or loosely organized gangs with little experience. The Bloods formed in Los Angeles the section of Compton. The Bloods gang sets today are affected by the associations established in Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago. The Bloods were initially a West Coast group; however their rise to control on the East has without a doubt exceeded their area on the West, and
Gang activities have been increasing over the years from crimes ranging from robberies to homicides. In California, estimates were made by the Justice Department that approximately 175000 to 200000 persons were members of gangs. In the county of Los Angeles gang activities for over a period of five years accounted for over 23000 of the crimes that occurred.(Friedrichs. M. 1999). Gangs have become not only a problem for those communities where the gang's ar located but has become a problem for everyone. These gangs have also incurred a significant impact upon the
Even though some members face incarceration the street culture is most often transferred into the prison system and gang operations continue which often results in hits being called on people from within the prison walls. Although a major concern of residents is the more organized and violent gangs, the start-up gangs also instill fear in residents when troublesome behaviors involve intimidation, vandalism, graffiti, and occasional drug sales (Weisel, 2002,
Throughout the 17th-century gangs have been causing havoc in people's life and destroying the society. The National Institute of Justice (2011) has defined a gang as "A group of collective members which create an atmosphere of intimidation among citizens." Many of these gangs are well organized, using different forms of violence to control neighbourhoods and to conduct their illegal activities. The National Gang Threat Assessment (2011) reports that “Gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions.” Street Gangs have caused incidences of violence that is confined in the inner city of many countries. Most gangs are made up of young males that are of a similar background and have a desire of acquiring