Gang Violence

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Manuel Ceja
English 105
Mr. Farson
March 21, 2011

Gang Violence

Gang violence has been threatening the progression of our society due to the fear that has been put into everyone’s eyes. In Salinas CA now in days whenever people hear the police car sirens, the first thought that comes into their mind is someone got shot. Gang violence is not just an issue in Salinas; gang violence is known to be an issue all over the world. Gang violence seems to be increasing all over the world throughout the years, and it’s becoming a major issue. Many people agree that innocent live get taken due to terror and violence that gangs bring to our society. One of my intensions is to make the world a safer place to live in, without people having to worry about the gang violence that happens around us. Stopping the violence would be a great step of living in a gang free society.

There are a lot of social problems going on with gangs in our society now in days. Most of the gang violence now in days involves mostly young victims. The lives of young people are being put in danger because most gangs recruit young people as members. The younger members are the ones being sent to kill each other just to gain respect by the older people in the gangs, and the gain reputation in the gang too. Innocent’s people’s house get shot at because of the gangs trying to kill a gang member, and sometimes they end up killing an innocent person. Growing by the year, US gangs boast about 1 million members and are responsible for up to %80 of crimes across the country, a new federal report says (Oliver). Homicides in Salinas CA, have doubled in two consecutive years, and now stand over four times the national average (Wikipedia). There are many methods to solve the gang violence issue, but the right steps and methods need to be taken.

There have been many solutions, but so little of them have affective to our society. The police men have the orders to take down the gang members whenever they...
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