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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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Officers provide literature to parents about indicators of street gang involvement, consequences of involvement, and available resources to assist them with preventing their child from joining a gang.
The same thing happened in (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1470-9856.2010.00415.x/abstract) Honduras and Guatemala, where the rivalry between MS-13 and the Eighteenth Street Gang descended into a (http://minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.5749/minnesota/9780816691470.001.0001/upso-9780816691470-chapter-7) succession of local street wars.
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His family sought to get him help and Giuseppe had been attending meetings with a key worker after being referred to the Manchester Multi-Agency Gang Strategy, a team tasked with tackling the problems of street gangs.
To the street gangs, the prison gang members are the "bad of the bad," as one 18-year-old Latino street gang member said.
"Within easy reach of where I wrote all 150,001 words of 'Street Gang' was a framed photograph of Howard Simons and me, taken during that sad, sweet convocation of Niemans celebrating the program's 50th anniversary, the Curator's victory lap.
Every street gang member believes they are going to be rich one day.
The prosecutor had to prove that the defendant was a member of a criminal street gang. Challenges to successful prosecution included:
Sociology student Sudhir Venkatesh spent a decade living with the Black Kings street gang in Chicago's South Side, befriending their gang leader JT As their friendship and trust grows, JT makes Sudhir (for his CEO-like qualities) gang leader!
Two predominantly Latino gangs, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the 18th Street gang (M-18), have raised concern among policy makers for several reasons: (1) membership in these gangs has spread from the Los Angeles area to other communities across the United States; (2) these gangs are becoming "transnational," primarily because MS-13 and M-18 cliques are being established in Central America and Mexico; (3) evidence suggests that these gangs are engaged in criminal enterprises normally associated with better organized and more sophisticated crime syndicates; and (4) MS-13 and M-18 gang members may be involved in smuggling operations and, by extension, could potentially use their skills and criminal networks to smuggle terrorists into the United States.