There are so many reasons as to which juveniles can talk themselves into joining gangs. Reasons having to do with family problems or even involvement in the gangs, to friends being there, making money fast and having a sense of “security” when with his or her gang members. One of the main reasons why kids partake in gang activity is because of a neglected feeling from their family. “If young people aren’t getting positive attention from parents, joining a gang certainly provides lots of negative attention. Youth who are angry at a parent may join a gang to shock or be defiant toward the parent”.
Juveniles look for people and groups of people who same their same morals and values of life. Social, economic, and culture factors plays a role in why juveniles join gangs. One of the most common reason for a juvenile to join a gang is to belong. When juveniles join gangs they feel they belong to a family. Food, shelter, and money causes juveniles to turn to gangs.
These codes resembled the lives of gang bangers. Several points in the piece that could have easily contributed to the influx of violence among young teens are: a) all new Jacks to the game must know that he will get rich, will go to jail, and will die; b) rats or snitches are not allowed in the community and must be dealt with; c) the boys in blue, or police officers, do not run anything and the gang controls the hood; and d) they should be a real ruff neck. When these ideas embed the minds of young Black males, they are hard to control. At the time, and even now, Tupac Shakur has been an influential figure in the hip-hop community. So if he is promoting such codes, it is not long before others follow.
“Black on Black Crime in the Hip Hop Industry” Black on black crime is the biggest issue that lives within the hip hop community. The problem these days is that people are so worried about what everybody thinks about then rather than just living life to the best of their ability. You got people hating on whose got more money, who’s selling crack on which corner, or who can pull more “bitches”. The music that is around for young children to see is outlandish. Nobody cares about what car’s you drive anymore, or about how much money you have.
This plays a major factor in the homicide rate in Philadelphia, although it’s not the only factor. Being unable to support yourself financially can lead to other illegal options for people in urban parts of the city. Men typically turn to the streets and drug dealing to meet their financial needs. This may lead to bad deals that result in feud amongst different parties. According to Schneider, homicide is highly gendered.
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.
Rikseim and Cherman make a note about police officers and state "arrest is the only area of police behavior that has generated a substantial number of findings on the influence of community-level variables"("Police: police officer," 1997). In poverty stricken areas with minorities teenagers are more likely to join gangs. In places such as Compton with a more African American community there is an increased amount of crime activity and gang violence hence a much more substantial amount of patrolling done by police officers. Other cultural differences can be found through out other “rough” areas in places Chinatown have gangs like “Black Dragon”. In Harlem, an increased amount of crime activity occurs due to the involvement of gangs such as “Bloods” and “Crips”.
If they do not go to school the only other option is to join a gang to make money have protection. Gangs are everywhere, they are in their homes, on the streets and every night you can hear gunshots and violence in the street. The only thing I really didn’t see a lot of in the article was a plan to help the kids. 3. What are some of the definitional issues of gangs that still plague law enforcement in the context of developing a national gang database?
He runs the gang known as the “Bloods”; anyone who is familiar with that gang knows that the rival gang is called the “Crips.” Based on the fact that the “Bloods” are not fans of the “Crips” and vice versa, this is the main social issue in the prison. The most violent and difficult to control inmates are housed in the Pelican Bay Prison, and as one prisoner says gang members strive to be sent to this prison for the notoriety; in seventeen years, no one has ever escaped. In one scene in the video, the inmates were out of the yard and because one of the leaders, ordered a hit, two inmates of two different races began to fight each other. The guards, though outnumbered managed to take control of the battle and they ordered everyone who was not involved in the fight to lie on the ground. The guards immediately took their metal batons and took the two guys down with the batons by hitting them on their legs.
Sometimes parents are to blame, sometimes the neighborhood you live in is to blame, but more recently the derivative of gun violence is the gangs. In the fifties gang were produced to stop the whites from entering the blacks communities to terrorize them. The purpose of the gangs back then was to protect their neighborhood. Now with the gangs fighting for territory and respect it seems like they have become greedy and wanting more power, money and respect. These thing have been achieved through violence most of it through gun play.