Gangs WHAT IS A GANG vs STREET GANG

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Gangs

Gangs

WHAT IS A GANG vs STREET GANG • STREET GANG: A group of people

WHAT IS A GANG vs STREET GANG • STREET GANG: A group of people who share a common identity and engage in criminal activity • who • • • Gang Members initiated Are usually between the age Of 8 -33. 14 -17 yr olds are Prime targets vs GANG : A group of people who share a common identity

WHY JOIN A GANG? Class discussion • • • Peer pressure Racism Prejudices Media

WHY JOIN A GANG? Class discussion • • • Peer pressure Racism Prejudices Media Influences Sense of belonging/family Poverty The need for recognition, power, Lack of family support and respect structure Parties Low Self-Esteem Guns Protection Brotherhood To be accepted Friendship Born into it Money To be a rebel You are a bully Revenge Drugs Glamour of the gangster image

History

History

Types of Gangs Asian: • • Black: Crips Bloods Black Disciples Gangsta Disciples Vice

Types of Gangs Asian: • • Black: Crips Bloods Black Disciples Gangsta Disciples Vice Lords Four Corner Hustlers • • • Spanish: Pirus Latin Kings Trinitarios Neta Surenos Mexican Mafia (La Eme) MS 13 Florencia 13 Tiny Rascals Asian Boys Joe Boys Wah Ching White: Aryan Brotherhood Hell’s Angels Nazis Sons of Silence Ku Klux Clan In NJ alone: 244 known Gangs with over 1500 subset Gangs In US: 1. 4 million members over 27000 gangs

Gang Member initiation

Gang Member initiation

 • • • Gang member initiation Hazed in Sexed in Tattoo’d Tagging Gang

• • • Gang member initiation Hazed in Sexed in Tattoo’d Tagging Gang Rape Beat in Commit a crime Risk of being arrested Kill animals Drive by shootings

Gang member duties/Rules/Procedures • Drug transportation / distribution Loitering • Extortion Tagging • Theft

Gang member duties/Rules/Procedures • Drug transportation / distribution Loitering • Extortion Tagging • Theft / Trafficking of stolen goods Arson • Protect the gang Murder • Fraud Rape • Money Laundering Assault • Kidnapping Prostitution • Represent the gang through bandanas, colors, clothing, tattoos…

Graffiti

Graffiti

Tattoos

Tattoos

l • Lil Wayne

l • Lil Wayne

Results of being in a gang

Results of being in a gang

 • • • Results of being In a gang Injured Hospital Dead Jail

• • • Results of being In a gang Injured Hospital Dead Jail Drug addict Always looking over your shoulder Scared/paranoid Alone Police wanted list

Media Influence and Gangs • Media influences: Television, movies, radio, and music all have

Media Influence and Gangs • Media influences: Television, movies, radio, and music all have a profound effect on youth development. The media has glorified and dressed up the idea of being a gangster as fun and cool. They promote drugs, sex, and violence as an acceptable lifestyle. With the way gangs are depicted in the media, it’s not too surprising that some kids would fall prey to a gang and get sucked in, in search of the power and acceptance that they crave. • Mr. Lem

MEDIA ENFLUENCE

MEDIA ENFLUENCE

movies

movies

Music

Music

Games

Games

 • • • Gang prevention Project and Class Discussion: What is a gang?

• • • Gang prevention Project and Class Discussion: What is a gang? What do they do? What will be the result of being in a gang? How can we fix the problem? What can you do? What could society do? What kind of programs can we offer? Does prison really work? Is there a better way to rehabilitate?

Gang Prevention • #1 The family and the community are essential to the development

Gang Prevention • #1 The family and the community are essential to the development of the child's social, emotional, and physical needs. If the family is the source of love, guidance, and protection that youths seek, they are not forced to search for these basic needs from a gang. The family and community share responsibility for teaching children the risk of drugs, morals, values, respect, discipline and the difference between right and wrong. • #2 Strong education and training are directly related to a youth's positive development. Young people who successfully participate in and complete education have greater opportunities to develop into reasonable adults. • #3 Conflict resolution programs teach gangs how to deal better with conflicts and help eliminate gang intimidation tactics. • #4 Recreational programs such as sports, music, drama, and community activities help build a sense of self-worth and selfrespect in young people. Youth involved in such activities are less likely to seek membership in a gang.

Please Remember • “Be true to who YOU are. Hold on to your morals

Please Remember • “Be true to who YOU are. Hold on to your morals and values for they will guide you in the right direction. Think for yourself and don’t let others dictate your life. ” Mr. Lem