The film Boyz N the Hood is a story about life in South Central Los Angeles. The film was wrote and directed by John Singleton in 1991. I chose this movie because of its relevance to the course and how it reflects pop culture in that time period. The opening line in the movie “one out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” really catches the audience attention (Nicolaides & Singleton, 1991). This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males living in the hood of Los Angeles battling a life surrounded by drugs, violence, and questions of race.
South Texas cities like Laredo , San Antonio , El Paso, McAllen , Rio Bravo , Prisons have a lot of Mexican Mafia members , and the public knows and can extinguish them with their tattoos , and symbols, ,also South / South east/ south west California is Full of Mexican Mafia members because that where they originally started and the public knows back in the 1980s was the rise of that specific gang and started doing lots of hits on rival gang members, law enforcement and to the public with the gang members still in prison. This gang has been recognized by the public since when it first started. This gang is also known by the rival’s gangs out in public and will try to cause problems, to show his dominate in the streets. An a example of all that I have talked about in this research paper is that on June, 20th 2013 the D.E.A and the F.B.I launched a investigation, in Texas that the Mexican Mafia was doing business with the Zetas Cartel, Mexican Mafia allegedly brought drugs across the border at Laredo and moved them up through San Antonio, Austin and Fort drug while the boss of Mexican Mafia was in prison and 30 more member of the gang was in the organized
Steven Soderbergh’s famous movie, Traffic (2000) provides viewers with heavy insight at the “war on drugs” in the United States. It discusses this international drug issue through three twisted stories. The first story is mainly set in Mexico City and other parts of the country, in which a new “drug czar” of Ohio state Supreme Court, Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas), is appointed. As Wakefield tries to cope with his new position under difficult circumstances, and because he is away from his family for long periods of time, his sixteen-year-old daughter, Caroline become addicted to crack cocaine, but what’s unusual about Caroline is that she’s an honor student and National Merit Finalist.
Lukas Mason Title of the Text: Unbroken Author: Laura Hillenbrand Section: Chapter 1 - 5 Summary: As chapter 1 begins, Louie Zamperini, a 12 year old boy is introduced. He was born in Olean, New York but he and his family moved to Torrance, California when he was just two years old. He began to cause havoc in his neighborhood. His fearless and troublesome personality is displayed as he got in trouble with the law by stealing food and money, creating pranks, and getting in a number of fights.
Positive message vs negative message Are negative messages associated with hip hop? 50 cent vs. JA Rule 50 cent claimed that the feud began in 1999 after JA Rule spotted him with a man who robbed him of his jewelry and also because of JA Rule “trying to be Tupac” Ja Rule claimed the conflict stemmed from a video shoot in Queens because 50 cent did not like JA Rule getting love from the neighborhood. Another hostility happened where another rapper from Murder Inc. stabbed 50 cent Beats dances and more Individuals of different races started to rap! During the late 90’s and early 2000’s to hip hop culture… lately rappers such as yela wolf and MGK have been making head way both underground and mainstream… some think that they are not credible because they’re white and not linked to the culture…but their lyrical
7. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991) The film is based on a 1961 episode that Edward Yang remembers from his school days, when the 14-year-old son of a civil servant murdered his girlfriend, who was also a member of a teenager gang, in a highly publicized case that led to the first juvenile trial in Taiwan. The film focuses on Xiao S 'ir and his family, who have emigrated from the mainland in order for the father to pursue a better career due to his political and social connections.
It’s a case of 2007 happened in village. A long way gone is the story of Ishmael beah . who becomes an unwilling boy soldier during a civil war in sierra leone . when he was 12 yrs old beah’s village Is attacked while he is away performing in a rape group with friends .
In the United States, every year there are around 2,000 gang-related homicides and in the realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton, it explores the issues of gang violence, and teenagers in gangs. Around 40% of all members in gangs are teenagers who are getting involved in some dangerous experiences early in life. In the novel, The Outsiders, the “Greasers”, which is a gang of all teenagers, fight other gangs and commit serious crimes such as assault. With help, society can pinpoint why teenagers join gangs and stop them beforehand. In addition, people also need to help others leave gangs if they are already in one.
Teen Gangs “Reports show that gangs are present in every state in the US, where in 1970 they existed in less than half of all states” (Lohmann). Teen gangs are started around the ages of 14 and 15. When teenagers get into a gang, he or she usually gets into the gang to make themselves look resilient or try to blend in, in account of problems at home or simply if one does not feel loved. Teen gangs are becoming a problem in the United States and the effects of these gangs are unnecessary youth deaths, alcohol and drug abuse, in addition to young teenage boys becoming another statistic in today’s society.
Murdoch spent most of his time in juvenile prisons where he was sexually assaulted. The three Murphy brothers were also accused of the crime. Michael Murphy was aged 33 at the time of murder. Gary Murphy has a hearing impairment which affected his schooling which forced him to leave school and work.
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.
A 24 year-old man whose name Denea Peterson has been charged a wild shooting which resulted in a significant injury to innocent mother and her child. According to the criminal compliant, Peterson was a member of the 10Z gang and he had violent argument with a man who is only identified as OTZ at various locations. According to complain in June 22 of this year at around 2pm Peterson realized the light colored SUV OTZ and his friend had been riding then approached them and began fired gun at least eight times. Most of the bullets hit their vehicle and one that missed them struck a mother and her child who was just walking down the street they were not intended target. Minneapolis police and prosecutor worked with this case in order to bring