Most, people only get to see hear about the Bloods and the Crips gangs of East, and West L.A. Most gangs are now a real threat to our society and communities. Gang members are killing other gang rivals for turf, and foot soldiers perform drive-by for introduction into the gangs. I feel we as people need to get a better idea of the gang safety, and certain procedures so that we can protect ourselves from harm. One of the real issue, and problem today is that the alarming rate the gangs are growing.
The surface might show cooperation, but scratch that surface and you will find a struggle for power (Henslin, 2013). Gangs have a jump in process. During this process weakness is beat out of those joining the gang. This deviant behavior shows weather a person can handle the demands of the gang life. The gang members will continue to perfect their deviance by fighting, or waging wars for other gang’s streets.
In recent times there have been reports of people being bullied so bad, they have taken their own lives to escape from the constant torment. Like anyone who wears their heart on their sleeve, and is always open and honest, I have been the victim of strung-out, self-righteous bullies. My bullying came in the form a junkie who decided that I was a serious threat to him and his way of life. It’s important
This theory is defined as the pressure that individuals feel to reach socially determined goals. In 1938, Robert Merton defined this theory as delinquency as a form of adaptive problem solving behavior which the response to frustration and undesirable social environments. Merton states that goals such as wealth and personal happiness are often portrayed as desirable for everyone but means to these goals are equally available (Schmalleger, 2012). Because of the unavailability of these desires, this causes a strain, many turn to crime to get what they want/desire. The inmates in the Pelican Bay Prison have committed crimes, such as murder and robberies so they can get what they want without working for it.
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.
Therefore, gang violence is ultimately eliminated. Gang violence inspires me to change the way society lives. All around the world, gang violence is a major problem that everybody should address; however, there is not really a lot of communication between schools and police departments to prevent gang violence in their communities. There is a lot of teen victims that have been influenced by these gang members which is saddening because they have practically ruined their lives. They eventually regret their awful decision.
It doesn’t happen nearly as much as people would like to believe, But it dose happen. Police see minorities as more trouble and they think that they would be more likely to commit crimes. Also they are more violent toward minorities. Police have beaten black people who have committed minor crimes for no reason. These incidents are reported and the cops are quickly fired and charges for there crime.
The gangs of L.A. kill each other everyday and run the streets. The police have almost no control over this area. Although it’s getting better, the police department still acts like a gang in the city and racial profiles those who mostly aren’t white. Tino and Luis say how they are target by gangs, the police, and teachers. Luis Rodriguez does a good job telling his story, and gives you enough background information, to lie out the police are bias.
Islamic people were looked at as terrorists by many people because of the attacks that happened that day. We are more afraid of what we do not understand, but stubborn to educate ourselves when it comes to difference. As a professional in the criminal justice field, one must always act professional and fair. This can all be corrected by training, supervision, and daily interaction between people of different ethnicity. We all have a tendency to stereotype a person because they are different a different color, come from a different area, and because they may believe in different practices than we do.
The projects are war zones into which paramedics and even firefighters often won't enter without first getting armed protection from the police, even in an emergency. In the big projects of Chicago the residents and the administrators are at the mercy of the drug dealers and the drug users, the prostitutes and their pimps, and mostly the gang-bangers, many of whom are also drug dealers and drug users. The evil yet seductive power of gangs and the evil yet seductive power of drugs in Chicago are twin blights on every citizen, of course, but the grief lands mostly on the poor and the desperate. One day my supervisor handed me a first report of a rear-ender, which meant I had twenty-four hours to track down the claimant or have a good reason why I didn't. I was still new to Chicago, and I asked the 35-year-old woman behind me, Peggy, where the address was.