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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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Following the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, prosecutors began to charge young Latino gang members as adults instead of minors, sending hundreds to prison on felony charges.
In the summer of 2003, Murios-Garcia and other gang members robbed a marijuana dealer at knife-point near a liquor store in Hyattsville, Md.
Courts and juries would better understand the testimony of expert witnesses on the issue of gang members and gang-involved crime as departmental, or even state or federal, law enforcement operating guidelines would document the explanations given by these witnesses.
At a press conference commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the North Hollywood shootout, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief William Bratton issued stern warnings to gang members targeting victims based on race.
The authors indicate in their discussions regarding drug sales by gang members that the amount of organization present in the gang may contribute to the level of drug sales by the group's members.
Families of gang members are usually chaotic and dysfunctional, with the father either absent or distant.
Fashion was by no means a feminine preserve among young people in working-class districts, but it is significant that male gang members appear to have been much more concerned with their appearances than other young men in similar occupations.
Many informational sources exist that can provide guidance on where and how to deal with the criminal street gang member.
The man had been dead for several hours and was identified as a gang member.
Place local gang member among the FBI's 10 Most Wanted.
If any person, whether a gang member or not, disobeys the officer's order, that person is guilty of violating the ordinance.
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?