The Shelton gang terrorized the area of Fairfield Il., in Wayne County, during the prohibition era. During the prohibition the Shelton’s got into bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, facts about the organization, and how it all ended in 1945. During the prohibition, they bootlegged their own moonshine and others all over Wayne County. While they were bootlegging and making alcohol, they made a lot of rivals with other bootleggers in the area. Beside just bootlegging they also had casinos for people to gamble at all over southern IL.
There is a steady increase in organized crime recently and a rising exploitation of children being recruited into youth gangs. Considering the increasing number of youth involved in gangs, how does the lifestyle of a young gang member differ from that of a child who lives a normal life as a law-abiding citizen? To answer the question, this paper will use Adam Lusher’s article, Gangs Recruiting Children as Young as 12 as Class A Drug Dealers, in part with other sources to gain deeper insight to the following: defining organized crime, explaining why children join youth gangs, the structure of gangs and experiences one goes through, how we can move forward to prevent the increase of children in gangs, and how we can improve the system. To briefly
Gangs. What do you think of gangs? Have you ever stopped and wondered why there are young teenagers who join gangs and commit crimes? From a juvenile delinquent’s perspective, their violent actions may not seem immoral. Joining a gang could provide a sense of belonging.
In “Rooted: Tim Miller”, Tim Miller tells of a boyfriend that was murdered in an alleyway. I think that the moment hit hard, because of the way he told it, leaving that fact out until the very end of that part of the story. That part of the story was about halfway through the performance. Tim Miller was the sole speaker in the performance, simply telling a few stories from his life. The stories culminated into one big resolution, one that was too long in the making.
overing an area of almost eight square miles. The area boasts one of the most densely populated neighborhoods with approximately thirty four thousand persons per square mile. During the 1980’s, the Rampart area saw astronomical increases in violent crimes and street gangs trafficking in narcotics controlled the area. In an effort to combat this violence the LAPD established an anti-gang unit known as CRASH, “Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums”. The unit was given wide ranging discretion in their crime fighting approach.
It was the age of grand parties, prohibition, and illegal activities. After World War I, the idea of “living in the moment” was adapted by people in the 1920s. The era was run by bootleggers and gangsters who supplied the parties with a good time. After the end of the war, veterans and flappers gave rise to an era that sought carefree and entertaining times; unfortunately, that coincided with illegality. Gangsterism, the habit of using organized crime to get one’s way, was the dangerous method that effectively supplied parties with the edge that many sought at the time.
When people make choices that could drastically change their life, the decision they make is based on the influence of others. In the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped for being the "mean types" that slack off at school. Then there are the Socials who are know as the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like "jumping" Greasers. As these two gangs are rivaling, they both go through some dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful, leading him to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to.
In Northern California Hispanic gangs graffiti is distinct in the fact they are known to tag the number “14” which in the alphabet is the letter “N” for norteno or northerner. These gangs fall under the geographic area opposite of that of Surrenos which is the area just north of Bakersfield up to the state border of Oregon. The nortenos also pledge allegiance to a prison gang but not the Mexican Mafia. The nortenos pledge allegiance to their own prison gang called “Nuestra Familia” or in English “Our Family”. Similar to southern gangs they pledge allegiance by following order from within the prison by the Nuestra Familia shot callers and paying “taxes” from their drug sales.
Gangs activities are frequently portray in the media , the exposure of gang violence have an negative impact on the minds of our youth in our communities . Gangs are described as groups that are involved in gang related crimes and other crimes , such as assaults , rape , and robberies . Gangs are mostly conform of people from the same race or ethnicity , the majority are males and are most likely to be young . The majority of the people that join this groups come from places where they suffer from economic disadvantage and dysfunctional families . One of the issue that is problematic in our society nowadays is the media coverage of gang activities .