Gang

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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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You don't have to deal with all the gang bangers and things like that,'' he said.
We cannot just look the other way and let our children become recruits for the gang bangers to mold into violent criminals.
Next, resurrect the Rampart Division Gang Squad, and when the gang bangers are arrested, put them in desert camps like they do in Ely, Ariz.
PACOIMA - With older gang bangers getting out of jail and heading back to revive old turf wars, gang crime violence has jumped in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, paced by a 67 percent increase in homicides, police said.
The man who brokered the 1993 truce among 75 of the San Fernando Valley's gangs said Lopez and others like him are proof that gang bangers can cross over to the straight life.
Another young cop out on the streets trying to protect us from gang bangers who figure they can go anywhere, do anything they want.
Shots were fired followed by the taunt, ``Not gang bangers, huh?