people are turning to gangs to solve problems in their lives. When youths join
gangs they drop social activities with family, friends and school. Members fall
behind their classmates in school and do not try. A study shows that less than
1% of gang bangers is literate1. Gangs destroy teenager lives and destroy their
chances for a good education and happy life. Gangs are now a haven for rats.
Teenagers are joining gangs every day. They join gangs for many reasons.
A former gang member known as G-Ball was very young when he joined a his gang. He and a friend would play a game. They would pose as gang members to be cool. Then police arrested him and other gang members for stealing cars. G-Ball never wanted to be a gang member he wanted to act and dress like one.
Another former gang member, Alonzo, age 17 wanted to join a gang because
he had nothing to do after school. Both he and G-Ball joined a gang by choice.
Keith, age 17 was forced into a gang. If he didn't join, he'd be hunted down
and killed by the gang members. When older family member already in a gang,
younger siblings are often forced in.
Gangs in the United States are becoming more violent and deadly than
ever. Thousand of people are dying each year from these ill-mannered
thugs. In today's societies gang activity is an everyday occurrence
whether it includes violence, drugs, death or any illegal activity in
which they participate. The research that I have conducted will focus on
how the selling of drugs by gangs members can lead to violence/death and
how turf wars between rival gang can also lead to death.
In recent years the selling of drugs has increased in the world of gang
members. It is their primary economical way to acquire money to support
themselves and their family. In doing so, they are destroying people's
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