I am sure most people, really can’t imagine that there is any thing positive about gangs. The media today have a lot to do with what is promoted via TV, magazines, and newspapers. I am not a genius but I do know that gangs have been around before I was even born. For example in New York City, there were gangsters and mobsters who fought for control for illegal drugs, money, and alcohol it is was, and is still a way of life for some people. Most, people only get to see hear about the Bloods and the Crips gangs of East, and West L.A.
Gangs are usually made up of a group of people who share a common identity who work together to organize format and establish a new gang. Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with on an everyday bases in many cities. What has made gangs come about? Why do young teens feel that by being in a gang is both “cool” and acceptable? Young teens today join gangs due to the peer pressure of their peers, and for attention.
The gang and its members become truly a surrogate family. Leaders are quite skilled in drawing in new members by promising money or drugs to, by intimidating, or by acknowledging vulnerable and impressionable teenagers. In the end, a gang produces loyal gang members, having not long-term aspirations, and do not consider the consequences of their gang-related behavior. Several reasons may be attributed to juveniles joining gangs. However, one of the primary reasons of young people why the join gangs and commit violence is to gain recognition in the community.
Juvenile Participation in Gangs Often times, when driving through bad parts of towns or major cities, without even noticing, gangs can be found. Many times gangs are not always wearing matching shirts or outfits, or all the same race, but can really just be a group of kids who have nothing better to do. What drives juveniles into joining gangs and what can be done to prevent more gangs from forming? Many times kids join gangs because they have been neglected by their parents or other family members, and because their so called “friends” are doing it and many other reasons. There are so many reasons as to which juveniles can talk themselves into joining gangs.
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 program directors all say these are the most important topics to cover because those are the topics that most freshman and ever-older students have a problem understanding. They wanted a program that made it easier to say no to drugs, drinking, and sex, but yes to studying. For Freshman Advisory Program the juniors and seniors are able to apply to become a part of this program. Only a hand full of Juniors and a hand full of Seniors are picked, You must have at
Gangs are becoming a growing problem in our society and its young members are turning away from family and school to destroy their lives. Gang members are usually made up of young females and young males between the ages of 12-18. They usually stick together in groups and are always getting in trouble with the police. A lot of these kids usally come from a dysfunctional
Drug cartels have taken over “pueblos” city’s even states, causing fear in the residents of such places. For the most part people are forced to leave their houses or take members of these cartels in to their home; these people also recruit young kids and teens into joining forces with them offering those loads of money and power. This causes fear in the parents of the families with the lowest income they know that the cartels are hunting for kids that need the money, that wish to help their parents, or those who are just looking for the easy way out. Not only do these people look to add members to their own cartels, they wish to minimize the sizes of contrary cartels, and for that they started a war between themselves. This war has been going on for years but was silent an remain unknown to the rest of the world till around 2008 when all hell went loose, taking the life of many innocent, cartels wouldn’t care whether they were in front of a school or a church they would attack each other anywhere in the effort to getting rid of one another.
With all of the name brand shoes, clothes, and jewelry this world has to offer, its often hard not to want everything that is seen. Teens are killing each other over things as simple as shoes. Not realizing that lives can not be replaced like the materialistic things can but because violence is often publicized for fun, teens often forget that its wrong. Fights are often started and recorded just to be posted on youtube. Teens are on the news for gang related street brawls and taking guns to school because they are being harassed but when they do positive things, it doesn’t get as much recognition.
Gangs Significance in America’s Society Gangs are becoming more and more widespread within American society. Not only are gangs increasing in population, but gangs are also beginning to increase in the number of locations of existence. When one thinks of a gang, he or she automatically sees thugs with tons of tattoos. He or she sees evaders of the law, murderers, thieves, and drug-dealers. Although gangs have the representation of being negative, they have a significant impact on the American Society.