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Chapter 2 A History of Gangs
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A History of Gangs As stated in Chapter 1, people have formed groups throughout human history. So to have youths, even though their designation as a special group is recent. Street gangs, however, are not a recent phenomenon The first ‘real’ street gang in the US was the “Forty Thieves”, formed in 1826 in NYC
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The Early 1800s: The Birth of Street Gangs 1820s NYC is undergoing a transformation on many different fronts - what is happening? Massive immigration, mainly Irish, settle in the Five Points It is in this area that the Forty Thieves are formed, as well as the Kerryonians, Chichesters, Roach Guards, Plug Uglies, Shirt Tails, and the Dead Rabbits
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Mid-1800s: The Escalation of New York City Street Gangs By 1840, population is up to 300,000 Citizens needed someone to blame Old World/New World Rivals The Gangs of New York The Rise of Law Enforcement 1845 - Metropolitan Police Politics, Fire Brigades, and Gangs
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