Street Gang Essay

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Are police really just one big gang, or is this just something thought by people who are constantly in the wrong with law enforcement? People tend to feel victimized when they have been doing something wrong and finally get caught for doing those things. Does it just stop there though, or do people who have done nothing wrong also feel intimidated by the police. A gang by defection of the department of justice and the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement states; an association of three or more individuals, members identify themselves by adopting a group identity which they use to create an atmosphere of intimidation, and whose purpose is to engage in criminal activity and uses violence to further its criminal…show more content…
Police meet more than two of these criteria. The criteria they meet is the clothing, color, and tattoos. Police officers all have to wear the same uniforms when on duty and they even have their own color which is blue. Police officers even have their own pages dedicated to police tattoos. They are proclaimed but not self proclaimed. They are announced officially by a captain when they graduate from their police…show more content…
Both gangs and police departments are made up of more than three people and they both have colors or clothing that they wear that connects them to a certain group. When it comes to protecting their own, both are on top of that game. The difference with that is police officers protect their own in the moment, gang members may do that also, but they will also go and attack long after the fact. Police and gangs both have territory, the way they view their territories is different though. Police have beats that they are in charge of, where they respond to calls of people in distress. Gangs have territory where they run the streets and sell their
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