DB4, Gang Life v1.docx - Gang Life and Gang Ways(A Gang Leader for a Day In reading Gang Leader for a Day I found it interesting how J.T operation is

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Gang Life and Gang Ways (A) Gang Leader for a Day: In reading Gang Leader for a Day, I found it interesting how J.T. operation is gang unit and how the leaders of the gang operated and made decisions. It is much different than how it is done in the business world, but it seems to be effective for the situation. Venkatesh Sudhir had a unique view into gang life for six years. Sudhir was able to gain the respect of J.T. and was able to witness the interworking of the gang from the top levels of leadership down to the working level. It was apparent to me that J.T. was an authoritarian leader of the Black King gang unit in the Robert Taylor housing projects. J.T. had total decision making power and absolute control over the members in the Black Kings in all matters ranging from day to day workings of the gang to member sanctions and gang wars. He would make the decisions with little or no input from any other gang members while supervising all operations of the gang. J.T. had the role of son, father, friend, gang leader, and subordinate to the Senior Leaders in the Black Kings.
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