To begin, here is some background on the gangs that will be discussed. One gang that has grown rapidly throughout the years in New Jersey is the Bloods. The Bloods are an African-American gang that started in Los Angeles, California. The primary reason why the Bloods are so huge and notorious today is because they wanted to compete against the intimidation and rivalry of the Crips. It all started when the Pirus, a set underneath the Crips, separated during an internal gang war.
Northern gangs are bitter enemies to the EME and Southern street gangs. SYMBOLS FOR NORTENO GANGS: “Norte”, “XIV”, “X4”, “14”,The Huelga Bird, “TC”, the color red, 4 dots, 4 fingers held in the air, SF 49er® attire, (Sweet Fourteen, or Scrap Free), any NFL symbols (Nortenos for Life) and the northern star or any star. REGARDING SOUTHERN STREET GANGS: Violent conflicts between Northern and Southern gangs have been continuous since the 1960’s. The conflict began with the creation of the Mexican Mafia (EME) in the 1950’s. The EME was formed by Southern Hispanic gangs to gain control of illegal activities on the streets and in the prison
“I like what I do,” he told the police in a videotaped confession. “I don’t deny it.” Mr. Reta was 13 when he was recruited by the Zetas, the infamous assassins of the Gulf Cartel, law enforcement officials say. He was one of a group of American teenagers from the impoverished streets of Laredo who was lured into the drug wars across the Rio Grande in Mexico with promises
BANG!!!! “Shots fired” or “Officer down” is all so common in our local communities, backyard and nearby school. The war on drug our local officers and drug dealer in our communities. Since early history, drugs have been a major problem in society. As early as the 1960’s and 70’s, our Officers have been dealing with numerous drug lords invading the street of Miami Police officer have been trying to find ways to catch drugs dealers and cleaning out our communities for decades.
Introduction Monster: an Autobiography of an L.A. Gang tells the story of Kody Scott and how he joined and left the gang life. Kody Scott grew up in a world of violence, gangs, suffering, and in a life of struggle during the nineteen sixties and seventies. Kody was born into the gang life in South Central Los Angeles whether he liked it or not because of the corruption going on there at the time. Kody’s life would be greatly affected by the outnumbering gangs growing around the area where he lived.
Violent Adolescents Annette Fuentes writes an interesting article called Crackdown on Kids. Fuentes wrote this article for the June 15/22 issue of The Nation. This article is about how we have neglected to see the real problem at hand with juvenile delinquents and how quick we as a society are to just throw them in detention facilities rather than solve the problems in a more effective manner. Fuentes wrote this article in response to the shooting sprees at a school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. On March 24, 1998, three boys, ages 11, 13, and 15, unloaded a slew of mini arsenals and were responsible for the deaths of four students and a teacher.
The Mexican drug cartel is very structured although some don’t think they are a true cartel they are. Each cartel in each city such as Tijuana, Culiacan has it’s own leader. They manufacture the drugs methamphetamine, cocaine, and grow the marijuana. They then smuggle it into the United States to the big drug dealers wherever they are. They smuggle it because drugs are a huge demand in the United States and they will obtain more money.
A video of the ruckus was posted to YouTube following the event, and cited numerous Birmingham gangs in its headline. Following reading the article, it is apparent that local gangs are utilizing the park as a venue to “handle business” or carry out grudges against rival gangs. The entire ideology surrounding gang culture is one of peer pressure. Juveniles are more often than not pressured into joining neighborhood gangs at an early age. In order to be considered a part of the gang, they must commit criminal acts that range from basic burglary to acts of violence.
However he learns quickly that the police beat protesting Communists and Richard is forced to move from one outcast group to another, never truly escaping reality. This police brutality calls upon the lessons Richard learned as a child proving that violence did truly surround him and he could not escape it no matter where he ran. This realization that he could not escape violence was soon proven to Wright when he was forcefully thrown from the ranks of marching Communists during a parade. The individuals then proceeded to injure Richard in public even thought their movement espoused peace. From there Richard became completely convinced that the Communists were blinded by oppression and that he as an individual must build a bridge of words between himself and the outside world.
During these years hate crimes were popular and was commonly focused within the black and latino community. This persuaded people to stereotype these ethnic groups violent and made people fear them and made police chase after. Based by the looks of the boys the police and court quickly judged them guilty, because of racial discrimination even though there was lack of evidence. The police made it clear this was a common interracial ‘rape case’ into a ‘racist