The extent of gangs/drugs A proliferation in gangs will also mean a growth in drug and violence in our community’s and threatening society in general. There are more than 731,000 active gang members in the United States, most of which are active with drug distribution. Gangs will and have shown themselves notorious and without regard to society and family. Street gangs employ violence to control drug activities and even targeting local businesses with extortion. Violence ensures that members adhere to the gang’s code of conduct.
In the 18th Century, gang problem became worse as the new generation of immigrants continue to enter the United States. During this time, Irish gangs like Whyos, Dead Rabbits and Plug Uglies and Jewish gangs like the Monk Eastman Gang brought terror in New York City streets (Lou Savelli, 2001). In the 19th Century, the most notorious gang was formed – the Five Points Gang. One of the most notorious members of the Five Points Gang was a young boy of Italian descent in the name of Alphonse Capone also known as Scarface. His whole life was an illustration of the power and influence of organized crime in the United States during the 19th Century (“Al Capone”).
Organized crime or criminal organizations are transnational, national, or local groupings of high enterprises run by criminals for the purpose of engaging in illegal activity, most commonly for their own profit. Seemingly, the highest rate of criminal violence was partaken in the 1920’s. With the prohibition laws in America and the world in an economic depression. People turned more and more too criminal activity, organized criminals such as the American mobsters and other crime organizations grew vigorously. Most common people would look at these organization leaders as heroes.
Criminal street gangs, is it a growing problem or not? Criminal street gangs have been around for years and kids of real young ages are joining. There are many types of gangs in America, from Hispanic gangs, black gangs, Asian gangs, and white gangs. These forms of gangs are known as criminal street gangs and are associated with many forms of criminal activity. The gangs are involved with drugs sales, arms sales, prostitution rings and vehicle theft.
I’m gonna hook you up” (Honey). He doesn’t act like a regular criminal but he rather acts like he’s a fine business man. Needless to say, there’s a theme of crime in “American Gangster” also. Frank, the boss of a gang selling drugs, shows every elements of crime in New York. He sells drugs, shoots people, and bribes cops.
The mafia had split the U.S.A. into separate territories, with one gang controlling each territory, but there was always internal conflict going on throughout these territories, with mob bosses being deposed and replaced all the time. The mafia had control over all the speakeasies and bootleg alcohol during the prohibition period and made millions from it, which was used to help them commit horrific attacks on other gangs which any normal person would get a life imprisonment for. One of these crimes is the ‘St .Valentine’s Day Massacre’ committed by Al Capone. The mafia is one of the most famous organisations in the world, due to its infamous activities during the 20th Century. Prohibition was the Eighteenth Amendment to
With the two criminals being from different areas of the world and born in different eras, it has a large effect on the style of their corrupt actions. Born in 1899, Al Capone was around many gang members as a young kid. He grew up in a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He dropped out of school and then began interacting with serious criminals involved in the mafia lifestyle. Al Capone got arrested in 1918 for disorderly conduct.
Al Capone was one of the most famous gangster who made a profits during Prohibition, it is estimated that he made $60 million from bootlegging alone, He took control of the whole Chicago liquor industry by killing off all the competition in the area, he had a good talent for avoiding jail. The St Valentine’s Day massacre is a good example of how extreme the organized crime became, on the 14th February 1929, two rival gangs, one led by Al Capone and the other led by Bugs Moran, 7 mob associates were killed out in broad daylight on the
Urban Gangs The word thug dates back to India in the year 1200 AD and it refers to a gang of criminals (Thugs) that roamed the country pillaging towns. These Thugs had their own symbols, hand signs, rituals and slang. By the 1800's, Americans were fascinated with gangs and gangsters such as the James Gang was one of the most notorious gang during this era formed in New York City during the late 1890's and early 1900's. The next era of and the group that started the gangs we like to refer to as urban gangs was formed by mobsters such as Al Capone, flourished during the 1920's and 30's gangs became a symbol of lower income neighborhoods and ethnic ghettos. During the early 1940's, Mexican gangs stated to formed along the west coast of the United States By the late 1960's and early 1970's, the more modern urban gangs we still see today such as the Crips gang in Los Angeles were it is so violent and entrenched in ghetto neighborhoods that a rival gangs formed to challenge the strength of the Crips know today as the Bloods.
Police corruption has increased dramatically with the illegal cocaine trade, with officers acting alone or in-groups to steal money from dealers or distribute cocaine themselves. Large groups of corrupt police have been caught in New York, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and Methodology: Corruption within police departments falls into two basic categories, which are external corruption and internal corruption. In this report I will concentrate only on external corruption because it has been the larger center of attention recently. I have decided to include the fairly recent accounts of corruption from a few major cities, mainly Detroit and Dearborn, because that is where I have lived for all my life. My ideas and examples have come straight from the book, along with some.