MS-13: Born in Fire Introduction There are not many gangs on this planet more violent than Mara Salvatrucha, otherwise known as MS-13. The Central American street gang has taken advantage of the recent wave of hyper-globalization to proliferate their illicit activities and globalize their image as ruthless killers willing to do whatever necessary to ensure survival. Efforts to halt their efforts have been modest at best. To be sure, MS-13 poses a serious transnational threat to the immediate western hemisphere and secondary threat to regions where they have expanded. The United States should explore the possibility of doubling its efforts to aid the countries combatting MS-13 as well as alleviating the conditions which allow MS-13 to thrive.
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.
Olivia G. Nifong Mrs. Gallos English 3 honors 25 March 2018 Sexual Human Trafficking Although it is illegal in the US, people are still trafficking others, and the rate of trafficking continues to rise. Sexual trafficking is a huge problem that needs to be stopped immediately and the statistics show that trafficking is going up more and more every single year. sexual trafficking is a trade of people from one country to another. It is usually done to sexually exploit someone and is usually illegal and without the victims consent. Sexual trafficking abuses our God-given human rights.
A good term for this is Demography, the scientific study of population size, composition, and distribution as well as patterns of change in those features. When you look at a map and see where Los Angeles is and then you look down to Mexico and south America it makes you wonder how the gang had the man power to spread there. All the way from LA to Pennsylvania is also very far. That is Thousands of miles and they managed to spread all the way over here. And I 'm not talking just a few members, I 'm talking thousands of ms-13 gang members all over the east coast and they are still going as we speak.
Throughout the years it has been seen how Narcos have been taking over the lives of innocent people in the city of Mexico. Authorities have not even bothered on setting up an investigation, because it is believed they were involved in the incident as well. Narcos are known for buying over law enforcement, and if the president doesn’t do anything to stop these inhumane people, then when we least know it, it will take over the government itself, and the people of Mexico city will be in a risk of more danger than they already are. The incident of the article is based mainly on the government being part of the 43 disappeared students. The Narcos are mentioned because the mayor’s wife has a brother who is a Narco that might have a connection to the missing students.
The Mexican Mafia grew fairly quickly in DVI. Prisons tried to separate the gang apart to other prisons like San Quentin, but they just made the gang more popular in other prisons which made it more stronger that they started getting bigger and they decided to start trafficking drugs around the United States and gambling and extortion rackets inside prisons. It got so that they began to control drug trafficking, extortion,contact killings, and debt collection inside walls. After some time the mexican mafia started getting more organized by setting their own rules or “commandments” and recruiting members from latin streets. Mexican Mafia enjoyed being not checked in the 1990’s but the the police officers caught 22 gang members and they were accused for murder and kidnapping the police officers think that they ended the mexican mafia’s business but they still continue their criminal
As the book mentioned it was a lot of gangs and killing and ect in LA. Today the same things still goes on in LA. Los Angeles is considered the “gang capital” of the nation. There are over 450 active gangs in LA. “During the last three years, there were over 16,398 verified violent gang crimes in the City of Los Angeles.
During his reign of being in the most powerful position of this group, membership was known to have been close to well over a few million members (1). Almost every American state had some type of KKK group and all had the same beliefs as what was being preached by their leadership. Over the years the groups have been responsible for not only lynching’s and intimidation but also increasing their tactics of terror by using explosives to kill or maim colored people and those who supported or fought for their rights.
Prohibition played a large role in the rise of organizes crime. With the belief that alcohol was a dangerous drug and the route to disruption in the communities and family structure, prohibitionists pushed to ban the sale of alcohol. They believed it was responsibility of the government to intervene and prohibit its sales (Lyman 2015), thus subsequently creating the National Prohibition movement. With alcohol now banned, it created a high demand in the black market and created a gold mine for crime (Lyman, 2015). Although crime existed prior to the prohibition era, it would see a new extent of the meaning throughout this time.
As an effect of this teens are more likely to take part in drug activity because it has widely spread among the youth. When asked about their opinion on the situation a lot of artist replied that “it is a type of fashion or way of life”. Almost majority of teens listen to an average 40 hours of music per week in which they here a great
Southern Strategy was the political method of recruiting Souther Whites to join the political party. The War on Drugs became a witch hunt to arrest blacks. Reagan’s era was transformative for our society in the negative sense. Reagan’s War on Drugs during 1982, is the “war on drugs” we are currently fighting. Drug imprisonment rates skyrocketed and campaigns such as “Just Say No!” were born.
What happened in the 1920s when the 18th amendment was passed? The 18th amendment banned the production, sale, transportation, exportation, importation and consumption of alcohol. This law gave a rare chance to start a business that caused the rise of organized crime. The Mafia, also known as La Cosa Nostra (Our Thing), or the Mob, is the name of several clandestine organizations in Sicily and the United States. Before the 1920s the mafia’s main focus was on gambling, theft, and prostitution in order to make a profit, but when the Volstead act passed it increased their profits even more because all mafia organizations started a black market for bootlegging the outlawed alcohol and they also created speakeasies which was where they sold
In the city of Los Angeles there is approximately 400 gangs and over 40,000 gang members. Due to this great number of individuals the effects from gang activity in society can be very vast. Local business and communities also suffer from the activity of the gangs. For example, in a community where there is a gang there are things that com with that gang being in that particular