The crips which are distinct for their use of the color blue is often used in their graffiti and their gang name. With names such as Rolling 60’s Crips, Avalon Garden Crips, Acacia Bloc Crips etc, this is pretty apparent. Their graffiti also can be seen using the letters “BK” meaning “Blood Killers” stating their rivalry with the Bloods gangs. Bloods are distinct for their use of the color red which just like the Crips is often used in their graffiti and their name. However unlike the Crips the bloods are also known to use the words “Piru” in their gang names. Piru is the name of a street in the city of Compton, CA which is said to be the birthplace of the bloods. A few examples of blood gang’s names are 135 Pirus, Cedar Block Pirus, and 900 Block Bloods etc. They are known to also include in their graffiti the letters “CK” for “Crip Killers” stating their
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
The gang can be traced back to apartments on Dixon road which is east of Kipling Avenue, west of Islington in the Rexdale community of North Etobicoke in western Toronto. The name of the gang comes from the Street the mostly hang around. The Origin has been said that the group has migrated here from as far as from New York in early 2001. The founder of the Dixon bloods is named "G-Shine" and is responsible for the gang appearing in Toronto. The G-Shine Bloods gang is the first bloods gang to form on the east coast of Brooklyn, New York in 1993.
The word gang may make individuals quiver, as gangs are associated with gruesome criminal activities. Formation of gangs and gang violence is a global crisis. Some of the most notorious gangs are located in; Europe, Asia and Africa. However, the majority is located in the Americas, namely; Bloods, Crips, Aryan Brotherhood, and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), (Rodriguez, 2005). It is said that the rise of gangs in American came after the end of the American Revolution (Howell & Moore, 2010). A Gang is defined as “a group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit” (Gang, 2014). It is said that most of the notorious gangs in America were originated in California, this is attributed to the enormous amount of immigrants
In Chicago, and all over the nation, the effects of gang activity have been displayed, specifically in low income and poverty torn communities. Poverty is measured depending on a family’s annual income and determining if the amount falls below the poverty threshold for the family’s size. If the annual income does fall below the threshold, then the family and every individual in it is considered to be in poverty. Gang activity is more visible in the areas specifically in major cities similar to Chicago where poverty is a commonality in communities. although gangs might add structure in order where the government fails to do so in the projects and and similar low income communities the negative effects such as the distribution of drugs, violence,
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
This paper draws on existing sociological research in identifying a number of theories used in explaining the formation of gangs. The theories discussed are social structure theories, social conflict theory, and social process theories all of which highlight elements of strain in different forms as they relates to gang formation.
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
What is the #1 thing that you see when you watch the news? If you were thinking racial profiling and oppression, then you are correct. Where did all of this come from though? Now, racial tension has been going on for a very long time, tracking all the way back to slavery. Slavery was abolished, yes, but the beliefs and some people’s mindsets have stayed the same. Some statistics and information don’t help, but the wrong doing of some people shouldn’t be burdened on everyone that shares the same race as them. Moving on to my main point, is that of gangs in the U.S and how they have a huge influence on racial tension in the world today.
Gang violence has been a problem in society for several of years and is a growing problem each and every day. The youth that is involved in gang violence will have numerous effects upon them that will come soon or later when associated with a group of thugs. Children and teenagers if they still go to school when accompanying a gang, they face the heightened risk of dropping out of school; teen parenthood; be victimized by another gang ; abuse drugs and alcohol; commit petty and violent
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
Most of the violence we have is gang related especially in Chicago. Chicago is known to be one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. A lot of shootings, rapes, robberies, and murders comes from gang violence. There has been 419 murders in Chicago this year. The murder rate of Chicago is about four times higher than New York City and 2.5 times higher than Los Angeles. There is a 25% increase of gang activity in Chicago as of 2009 to 2011. There are about 100 different types of gangs and a few of the most dangerous ones are in Chicago. For example you have the Latin kings, Bloods, Crips, Disciples, Folks, and many more. One of the most dangerous gangs in Chicago would be the Latin Kings. Each gang could have over 100 members or more in their
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
Gangs are negative groups of people to associate with. They are composed of very dangerous people. Gangs and gang violence should be eliminated so that the amount of people that get harmed because of these can be decreased. Gang violence should be stopped because it negatively affects businesses, schools, and communities.
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