COMM/215 Essentials of College Writing
July 7, 2011
Gangs are killing our upcoming generations. Gangs have always been around for many years and they are still growing. They are becoming more violent now because they are using more than just their body parts to beat up people. These gangs are killing and raping people. It used to be about colors and different language but now it is about something different. It used to be about just being in the wrong neighborhood and getting jumped in. For some time now, one has to kill someone or rape someone to get in and stay in a gang.
Along time ago, each street had a known gang but all a person had to worry about was making sure he or she had on the right color on the right street so he or she did not get beat up. Most of the gangs of the past did not bother women too much unless it was a gang for girls and a task had to be performed to be a part of that gang.
Gangs have evolved from beating up people to killing innocent people for no reason. Young children are being killed because it is what was asked of the gang member. ‘Kill or be killed’ is the saying for a known gang member. A gang member cannot get out of a gang useless he or she dies. If a person is in a gang and that person goes to jail, he or she would still be in the gang.
Gangs used to be about just wearing the wrong colors or being on the wrong street. Now gang life is about drugs, weapons, payback, and recruiting new members. Children are being killed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mothers are losing their children because of gang violence. Crime is constantly rising because of the street gangs. Also, the property value is going down because of the areas with more gang violence.
Drugs are a big part of this life because the new comers are the ones that are going to sell the drugs and the money goes to the leaders that are in prison. This money will