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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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Since last July, the gang has been linked to 10 shootings of black men.
Like the gang members themselves, the pictures can be shocking, brutal, and disturbing yet some of them also show gang members as human, tender, and even vulnerable.
He began his "conversion," as he puts it, away from the gang life after a neighborhood mother pleaded with him to spare her son from a fatal retribution.
At a very minimum, the gang will gross a sixfold return over the cost of the original kilogram.
In the late 1960s, when the gang was known as the Blackstone Rangers, Fort took control of the outfit and "formed a 'nation' consisting of many street gangs," notes a 1995 Chicago Crime Commission report.
A confrontation occurs, Carter is knocked down, and the rest of the gang appears.
California is the gang state of America, and yet it is spreading to other states as well," said Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.
Such variations in definitions and reporting characteristics can lead to inaccurate and unreliable gang-related crime statistics, which, in turn, can distort any national estimate of the gang problem and the extent of gang-related crime.
1) However, in the absence in Britain of a tradition of research in empirical sociology to parallel the classic Chicago studies of the gang during the 1920s and 1930s, our knowledge of youth-gang formation in British cities prior to the Second World War remains patchy.
But in jail, he responded to the influence of chaplains and quit the gang.
And while the greater suppression can halt the alarming increase in gang violence, it alone is insufficient to quell the gang epidemic, which existed long before the recent spike.
Confronting Gangs: Crime and the Community provides the gang investigator or police administrator with an easily understood overview of important topics relevant to criminal street gangs.