In addition, gangs increasingly are smuggling large quantities of heroin, cocaine, and MDMA (also known as ecstasy) into the United States. Local street gangs in rural, suburban, and urban areas transport drugs within very specific areas, most of what seem to be low socio-economical areas. Some gangs collect millions of dollars per month selling illegal drugs, trafficking weapons, operating prostitutions rings, and selling stolen property. Gangs launder their proceeds by investing in real estate, recording studios, motor cycle shops, and construction companies. 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.
JESSE JAMES AND AL CAPONE: OUTLAW VS GANGSTER A Paper Presented to Mrs. Heidi Kabadi Regis Jesuit High School In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course American History by Connor Harshman 3/26/13 Connor Harshman There is no question that Jesse James and Al Capone both greatly effected America. These men were groundbreaking in their times, becoming nationally known for the crimes they committed. Jesse James was a Wild West outlaw that stopped at nothing to lead bank heists and rob trains. Al Capone revolutionized organized crime and made millions by selling illegal alcohol during prohibition, and kill anyone who tried to stop him. These men changed America for many years with their actions, but which of them had a bigger effect?
Frank became involved after seeing how his idol Bumpy had the respect, money and power to do what he wanted. That motivated Frank to become very big in the drug world. Richie Roberts, a New York detective has an objective and that is to bring the drug trafficking and corruption between the police department to heel. Money and drugs are driving the behaviors between the drug dealers in this movie to be outrageous. The reason that I chose this movie is because it fits great into the different theories that I am learning about in class.
Ethnic Gang Violence What does this mean? Firstly let me explain each of the following: Ethnic: A description of race of men Gang: Company, band, foreman over a gang of workmen Violence: A great force marked by, or due force. Put this together and you have a race of men that are in a gang that inflicts violence on others. Where does this bring us in today’s society? Historically gang violence has been around for centuries.
Initiatives spring forth to attack the high crime rates caused by gangs. The decline of stable families is an obvious cause of gang popularity, along with urbanization and poverty, but those conditions and trends today are almost impossible to reverse. Mix in the allure and power of money from illegal drug sales, and the weapons used to survive in the illegal drug business, and the current disaster survives all initiatives to stop it. Public opinion, not science, drives reform. Some decades ago, the American public demanded a war on drugs, three-strikes legislation, mandatory minimum sentences, new criminal statutes and the abolition of parole in the federal system.
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
Homeland Security Plan: Knowing the Enemy Within Homeland Security Plan: Knowing the Enemy Within Living Among Us Consider a scenario where today’s street gangs mix with old separatist ideologies get even more twisted with methods of violence with complete and utter disregard towards innocent civilians. This real live threat involves the connection of a new hybrid and yet, previously considered dormant terrorist groups linked to or hiding in the midst of street gangs, such as the MS-13 which have 10,000 plus members in the U.S., and control several large narcotics and weapons smuggling points nationwide and the Americas. Now, let us add the connection of states that sponsor terrorism and or corrupt officials hiding behind
Police Brutality Where Do We Draw The Line? Violence. Through out world violence is an ongoing battle for millions. Among the many types of violence such as gang violence, racial violence, and just plane unpredictable outbursts of brutality, there will always be the cold hard fact that there are some authority figures abusing there power. stretching from the leaders of countries all the way down to local security guards.
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.