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Gang

An organized group (often rather small) of persons with a common identity. The term is usually used to describe organized crime groups, especially those run by racial and ethnic minorities. As with most organized crime groups, gangs have symbols, rituals and are generally involved in drug trafficking and other illegal activities. Gangs and other organized crime groups pose a significant and persistent problem for law enforcement. See also: RICO.
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Lately, as shows about Latina maids, Latino gang bangers and Mexican-border murders of Americans are green-lit and John Leguizamo's more sophisticated show, based on his intriguing real-life on Manhattan's affluent Upper West Side, gets ditched, it's pretty darn clear that Latinos need to raise our collective voice about what we and our children want to watch and find a way toward innovative strategies for reaching American Latino viewers seeking quality, inspirational entertainment.
Were they businesspersons or teachers or pastors or soccer moms or crack addicts or college students or artists or farmers or gang bangers, or elderly or mentally ill or socially inept folk?
From preschool to grad school, educators portray the gun as an icon of street gang bangers and ignorant troglodytes out of the movie Deliverance.
018 percent of them, assuming 12 million total), including 367 gang bangers nationwide and three-dozen child molesters roaming free in Orange County, California.
Rocha emerges here as a double-whammy victim, both of zealous Los Angeles prosecutors going after gang bangers with flimsy eyewitness testimony, and of a defense attorney (Anthony Garcia) variously described as "incompetent" and "a used car salesman.
Suskind describes the social/power structure among the students at Ballou High School in three distinct levels: (a) those who are high achieving are at the bottom; (b) successful and gifted athletes are in the middle, as there is a level of effort and achievement that goes along with this success; and (c) drug dealers and gang bangers are at the top.
Just about everybody in Back of the Yards' Holy Cross-Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish has friends or family in the Saints, the neighborhood gang, but only a small percentage of kids are hard-core gang bangers.
A lot of the older guys, the old G's, older gang bangers, they were really the ones who were running things and they were even saying how they're trying to do more community based stuff.
gang bangers, tough guys, drug dealers, street hustlers, and pimps) and to reinforce harmful stereotypes.