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Views of Gangs

BY:Jens Shriver

Since the start of the 90's violent gangs have been

increasing. Most gangs are made out of troublesome teens

but there are also plenty of adults in gangs. Alot of the

problem is that these teens have access to illegal firearms.

Some gang members were interviewed.One said he felt

kind of guilty because he accidentally killed someone in a

drive-by. Most people look on gangs as the bad side of the

community. Another gang member stated that he and his

friends joined a gang for the protection. There are many

types of gangs Bloods , Crypts , United Bamboo and the

KKK to say a few. Each usually comes with there own

symbol , color , dress style or hand signal. Then there are

branches of the gangs. It usually depends on were you live

to what gang is in your area.

Also many gangs are associated with drugs from smoking

cigarettes to sniffing cocaine. There are many gangs who

buy, sell and even make drugs.

In many gangs to join you have to be jumped in meaning

about 30 guys from the gang come and beat the crap out of

you.Or they give you some kind of test like to kill some

rival gang member or rob a bank. Many of the guns gang

buy come from the streets you can usually buy a gun from

the back of a truck for bout 50$.Even old gangs are starting

to be reorganized. Also with each type of gang comes with

slang from the gang members countries such as "ehh vato u

messin wid me esse dont u know im loco" .Alot of gang

members are rich from selling drugs and things like that so

u always see a big gangster driven a real nice car. They also

have female gangs and they are just as viscious as the guy

gangs they do the exact same things. They have anarchist

gangs who blow stuff up and destroy thing they have punk

rocker gangs who are very weird. There are good gangs like

just friends just chill together, and stuff.

There are many types of gangs but the dangerous ones are

very bad because they are retaking the life of innocent

kinds and fathers from the families and ripping families

apart and causing disturbances.

KeeP iT reaL........PeacE =)



Rolling Stone, Feb 22 '96

Progressive, Feb '96 pp 27-29

Texas Monthly Oct '94

Gangs, Laura Thompson, Copywright '82

America Online

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