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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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Commonality would exist when discussing gang members or gang-involved crime with prosecutors, thereby aiding in the case presentation at trial for motive (common design) and method of operation, as well as sentencing proceedings.
IN FEBRUARY 1995, THE CHICAGO CRIME Commission issued a report saying there were 100,000 gang members in the city.
Also known as "Kali," Flores is suspected of beating to death fellow gang member Marco Bustamante, 20, with a metal rod.
The amount of criminal activity gang members engage in represents a major aspect of the gang dilemma.
Most of my clientele have been juvenile gang members of nearly every ethnic background.
I have only been able to trace five fatalities inflicted by gang members during the period from 1870 to 1900.
The suspected gang members approached the three about 8:30p.
Officers need to alert prosecutors when a gang member is arrested or if a crime is gang related.
Leaders indoctrinated gang members in the belief that the income derived from criminal activity constituted the main purpose for the organization.
Los Angeles is home to an estimated 40,000 gang members, whom officials blame for half of the city's crime.
It matters not whether the reason that a gang member and his father, for example, might loiter near Wrigley Field is to rob an unsuspecting fan or just to get a glimpse of Sammy Sosa leaving the ballpark; in either event, if their purpose is not apparent to a nearby police officers, they may - indeed, they "shall" - order them to disperse.
As long as you have migrants coming back, how are you going to determine which one is a gang member or an ex-gang member?