Street Gangs Essay

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In today's society beliefs and ideas of people have broken them into different groups and subcultures, unfortunately for America's youth, their interpretations of right and wrong have separated them from a civil society and into a gang. Street gangs are like a growing epidemic; they spread to different parts of a city and infect other individuals. The government and law enforcement agents are doing anything possible to try to find a way to control this out of control infection, but the best way to stop it is to first understand why people join."Gangs keep grip on region"An article in The Times gives a quick glimpse on how much occurs in what appears to be a street like no other in the "hood." A group of guys who when you look at them appear to come from a broken home, with little to no ambitions, and are most likely high school dropouts just sit patiently on a porch step waiting for business. A young kid driving a luxury car drives by to scan the area and make sure no cops are around. A gang member pulls over after his second time around the block and with a subtle nod of the head calls over one of his associates. The supplier scurries over to what may be a stolen car and begins his business transactions. Gangs have increased all throughout New Jersey and thus have the trafficking of drugs."Snoop Dogg caught with weapon at airport"Besides money another reason why people join street gangs are for the mere fact that some of their favorite celebrities are in them. Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus is an internationally known "gangsta" rapper. Among many others he is also a powerful member of the Crips. Devoted fanatics listen to every lyric and mimic every dance move that Snoop Dogg makes, and in October of 2006 Snoop Dogg was sustained for carrying a weapon at the John Wayne International Airport. This was not his first offense at an airport, in April he was also responsible for using "threatening words and behavior" and starting a brawl after being denied entry to British Airways' first-class area. He "gangsta" behavior has banned him from every flying in that airline."Twist in B.I.G. Lawsuit"Of many rivalries known in the world of media entertainment, the biggest known one is between Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace also known as Notorious B.I.G. This battle separated the east and west coast and brought about many questions when these two rappers were murdered only one year apart. During a court trial on June 23, 2005 the Wallace's family lawyer questioned Tim Brennan, a Los Angeles sheriff's detective and expert on the Bloods whether he thought Tupac's record label chief Marion "Suge" Knight hired an ex-cop and possible gang member to murder Christopher. No evidence proves this but a new theory was brought up say that Notorious B.I.G was killed by the Crip gang because he rejected their offer to provide him with security."Game mocks real tragedy"The young kids who are influenced and impressed with the...

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