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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.
It still took the patient intercession of Claretian Brother Leon Modesto and the man he calls his adopted father, Leo Cortez, a California probation officer, to finally pull Contreras away from the gang life for good.
Following the paraphernalia will lead investigators directly to the nerve center of the gang.
In his new Islamic guise, Fort took the name "Malik" and tried to have the gang recognized as a religious order called the "Moorish Science Temple of America, El Rukn tribe.
The plan backfires when the gang, instead of shooting Murray, turn on each other, and Carter is accidentally shot.
The other states have a better chance at stopping the gang flow," Baca said.
With these difficulties in mind, the author suggests a uniform gang-involved crime definition that he believes can consider both the gang member-based and activity-based is sues.
and they needed help to save the "honour" of the gang.
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.
The gang, with an estimated membership as high as 400, is now considered the most violent gang in the west San Fernando Valley.