The Black Mafia Family originated around the late 1980’s. This was a time of new found origins in the drug world. The addition of crack cocaine to the market made crime lords waiting in the mist to get it onto the streets and get it to their public as fast as they possibly could. The Black Mafia Family was one of those gangs that had made themselves a staple in the drug game. Starting off in Detroit, Michigan by founders Demetrious and Terry Flenory, they built themselves a drug empire.
Gangs in the United States CCJ 4656 Instructor Khatibloo May 4, 2013 Cheryl Pulley Gangs in the United States The crips gang originated in Los Angeles in the mid to late 1960s. The crips gang has loosely constructed subgroups, most of which are from specific neighborhoods. Members dress in a specific fashion, display colors (blue associated with crips); use monikers, sometimes display gang names or monikers on clothing, and communicate through graffiti. When gang members become more serious about drug trafficking, they also become more discreet about calling attention to themselves with these signs of gang affiliation. (www.gangsorus.com) The name crip is short for cripple.
Olivia Baze CJ411 – N1 KGA: Timelines of Gangs in America Part I: Gang and Criminal Subculture Timeline: Gangs have existed long time ago starting in the early 1200 A.D where they were called “thugz” in India referring to a gang of criminals who roamed the country pillaging towns along the way. This subculture has mutated over the years into a criminal enterprise. From the beginning gangs were known for their reckless uninhibited persona and ideology. They took what they wanted, when they wanted and utilized fear, intimidation and membership as a basis for claiming territory, street or city as their own. But throughout the years there has been other description of the term gang where it comes from the word “gonge” a term that originally meant a journey but later referring to a “gonge” of sailors in the fifteenth century.
Al Capone The prohibition era was the time of a lot of great mobsters in American history. Al Capone and Johnny Torrio were two of the most important gangsters to make an impact on organized crime in America. The most influential, however, was Al Capone. Al Capone had an influence on organized crime in the 1920’s by taking over Johnny Torrio’s gang, the St. Valentine’s Days Massacre, and by building a criminal empire in Chicago before dying of Syphilis. This symbolic crime figure began his days in Brooklyn, New York where he was born to poor Italian immigrants on January 17, 1899.
A rival party of the La Familia cartel, The Knights Templar, has split from La Familia a few years ago and we believe that this is a major cause of the violent attacks in Mexico.” One of the disturbing results of these gang wars is that the locals are desperately looking out for shelter which will eventually become a problem for the local government. In the end they are responsible for the living conditions of the people. But the remaining question is: who’s responsible for this? Last year one of the ruthless Mexican drug lords known as La Barbie was arrested in New York. This man has an American background so the people started to wonder where it all went wrong.
At the time, the Texas Mafia was in the middle of a violent and deadly war with the Aryan Brotherhood. “Violence, rape, murder, homosexuality, and extortion were a way of life,” says Smedley. Different gangs were constantly at war with each other. At age 20 Smedley was already a leader of the Texas Mafia. He says, “Men were bought, sold, prostituted, or beaten at my command.
Issues surrounding gun violence have been prevalent for decades, however in recent years the crime rates have spiked drastically due to gang violence. These gangs are involved in a host of different crimes like homicides and the illegal sale of narcotics. Street gangs are setting up shop in predominantly Black communities threatening the lives of many innocent civilians. As if the presence of gang activity in these communities isn’t bad enough, these gangs are robbing young girls and boys of their future often recruiting them involuntarily. It is extremely important for the citizens of these gang-infested areas to grasp the totality of the issue and decide to fight against it despite feelings of hopelessness.
The criminal activities of the Mexican Mafia increased during the 1980s and 1990s. By the 21st century, the Mexican Mafia established itself as a dominant gang throughout Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and San Diego. The gang maintains is dominance through the use of violence, including murder or threats of murder. At present, it is estimated that the Mexican Mafia maintains
The Mexican Mafia was California’s first prison gang created in 1957 and consists of mostly Chicano or Mexican American members. Otherwise known as la eme, the Mexican mafia is one of the most powerful prison gangs in California. The gang has about 150-200 known members and is assisted by about 1000 others who are hoping to become full members (Fleisher, 2001). The gang is currently active in the federal system and in 13 states, though it is most active in California and Texas. Several distinguishing features of the gang include the blood in blood out oath, which requires a murder to be committed for entry and members trying to leave are killed.
Reflections on the Mafia’s Evolution By. E.Alston Reflections on the Mafia’s Evolution In today’s society we are posed by the threats of gangs such as “Bloods”, “Crypts”, “Arian Nation”, and many other gangs that are developed to form a family based on loyalty to one another based on sometimes, race, religion, and social interaction. Even though it is the year 2009 the infamous Mafia is one of the most well organized and successful organizations at committing crimes in numbers among themselves as well as others of all times. The Mafia is a criminal society that originated in Sicily, Italy and due to emigration of the Europeans to America brought along them selves utilizing