The definition of a gang as most of us know it, is an organization or group of criminals. A violent group that comes in many different types’, race, age, and geographic background. However, most gangs reside in urban areas and in poor community. The most recognizable gangs that the American media, culture, and justice system look at frequently is African American gangs. Those are the at-risk gangs or thugs that is frequently said to African American gangs.
The consistent abuse of power by police within the same communities often raises question of protection of life and liberty. While it is hard to determine the exact extent of police abuse, it is evident though streams of media reports, protesting, and the occasional riot, that many in society fear, that police abuse of power has become the norm and that the abuse is violating their basis human and civil rights. This paper briefly discusses relatable events that can be understood by most, as to why police actions of abuse have caused protest and riots, especially in the minority communities, where the overgrowing concerns by the public is that police abuse of power has shifted from
The gang problem is not only a problem in Las Vegas, but it is all over the world. Gang violence is a problem in every major United States city including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) has implicated many programs to fight the increasing gang issue across the valley, from bringing back the gang unit to having more police officers patrol the known gang spots. These programs were implicated to stop the criminal gangs that are looking to build their territory in Nevada. The three criminal gangs that are mainly affiliated with Nevada are the Gersons’, the Crips, and the Playboys.
They also use Gaelic symbols to communicate. The organized form of communication has enabled them execute crimes in prison and even from the isolation units of Pelican Bay, making them the most notorious gangs in both state and federal prisons. Most members in prison use codes and hand language together with binary alphabet system which is over 400 years old in writing encrypted words that are concealed in the prison. Formation of Allies • Established a network in working with the Mexican Mafia • Formed an alliance with few black groups to deal drugs to black prisoners and in union during prison
There is also neighborhoods that might need more aggressive order maintenance as they have higher crime rates. These different styles included a watchman style, legalistic, and service style. The watchman style focuses on order maintenance and law enforcement. This type of policing commonly takes place in densely populated communities that experience
Many gang members end up in juvenile hall for discipline if they have done minor crimes but if the crime is major they are send into juvenile hall and have a hearing the next day. The problem of gang control is a difficult one. Welsh and Siegel in their book say, many gangs flourish in inner-city areas that offer lower-class youths few conventional opportunities, and members are resistant to offer help that cannot deliver legitimate economic hope (4). For this reason, many lower income children go into following bad steps and end up going into juvenile hall and then into prison if they continue committing deviant acts. There has been an outcry from politicians to increase punishment for the “little monsters” and to save the “fallen angels,” or the victimized youth who are innocent (4).
Gang graffiti has now become a strong indicator for law enforcements to know where are gangs territory is, what drugs they are selling and gang disputes that are taking place in certain neighbourhoods. Gangs have noticed that law enforcement agencies are reading their work so graffiti has also become a source of disinformation and it has been said “they can fool you with the walls as much as they try to inform you” (Ap, 1995). The establishment of boundaries and territories has been around since the beginning of gangs and they have been long disputed between gangs. What has been noticed is that on the boundaries between gang turfs that is where the most intense graffiti activity lies (Barbaro, Chayes, D’Orsogna, 2013). The reason why territory
There is lot of gangs in their areas and there is also lot gang violence in schools. The study also uncovers how the street gang violence have an effect on schools, the interviews show that in western cape most of the learners in their schools are in gangsterism in the community and when the gangs are fighting with each other (Clinard and Meier, 2011). So the learners who are also gangsters come to school not with the purpose of causing chaos but to learn. However, with the fights happening on the street the learners is forced to shift focus from learning progress to fighting for his or her life as the other members of the opposing group who are not learners might arrive anytime to attach him or her. These fight do not only disturb learners that are members of gang but the violence that take place between two opposing gang groups affect the entire schools, put the lives of learners at schools at risk of being stabbed or killed, increases the rate of any form of violence (Doerner and Lab,
The prison system is filled with crime, hate, and negativity almost as much as the free world is. When in prison, we see that those who were in gangs are still in gangs and that those who were not, are likely to join during their sentence. Naturally the prisons are filled with criminals who not only bring with them a record of past wrong but also an attitude of anger and or survival when they walk behind the walls of prison. This attitude of anger fueled by the thought of survival keeps most from ever experiencing renewal or change when behind bars. While in the world they were criminals running from the law and while in prison