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GANGS IN AMERICA TODAY 1 Gangs in America todaySaletta CanidateProfessor BrascaDrugs, gangs and organized crime (CRJ 435)October 25, 2108
GANGS IN AMERICA TODAY 2 INTRODUCTIONThis is a topic on gangs in our Country. In this topic we learn about the killings and criminal activities of gangs. We will also learn about the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) and their fight against the gangs. This will give us a better understanding about why there is so much violence amongst the gangs, and why the Latino gangs are so ruthless. It has been reported that there is thirty-three (33,000) gangs in the United States. The majority of these gangs tend to be extremely violent criminals. There are many gangs out there as we have just read, but the ones that the FBI has considerate the most disturbing are gangs like the Crips, Bloods, Latin Kings, however the MS-13 gang members are by far the most violent gang that there is. Last year on July 7, 2017 a young girl at the age of 15 died a violent death by the hands of some MS-13 gang members. She was killed by a knife and a large wooden stake. On top of all that the killing was filmed by a MS-13 gang member. Just to think of the way this young girl lost her life is a sobering thought. This girl had not even begun to live her life. What kind of person or people would do such a thing?When speaking about the MS-13 gang members one must understand that most of them are Latino kids who were born poor, they were manipulated by older members, or threaten to join the gang. There are times when fear takes over ones way of thinking. Not to say that they should not be held responsible for their actions. When children are growing up and times are
GANGS IN AMERICA TODAY 3 hard, and food is even harder to come by it doesn’t take much to scare or manipulate the child or anyone else as far as that goes.