Gangs are a big thing in the world all around, some more dangerous than others. These gangs use illegal actions and rivalries to make them an income outside of a job. Gang membership is on the rise for many reasons, and membership comes at a cost. Therefore, preventing and intervening in gang membership is of serious importance. Whether its drug distribution or all the way up to killing someone, it’s definitely a life you wouldn’t want your child heading to. But, some speculate there are a number of reasons leading to young kids joining these gangs. Those problems include racism, poverty, friends & family, and music.
Most rappers that are huge right now made it out of the situation they were in and did it along with their gang. An example could be Youngboy Never Broke Again who claims 4KT. While they do blow up with their gang, some of the members might let their fame get to them and start asking for money all the time. At this point, all ties are cut with that person and they move on. Gangs can either be a city/neighborhood thing or they could be worldwide.
33,000+ motorcycle gangs, street gangs, and prison gangs those of which are all violent are currently active criminally in the U.S. Today. You might ask yourself “why are these young people are joining gangs?”. Well, The Los Angeles police department helped identify these reasons to everyone.
“Identity or Recognition – Being part of a gang allows the gang member to achieve a level of status he/she feels impossible outside the gang culture.”
“Protection – many members join because they live in the gang area and are, therefore, subject to violence by rival gangs. Joining guarantees support in case of attack and retaliation for transgressions.” “Fellowship and Brotherhood – To the majority of gang members, the gang functions as an extension of the family and may provide companionship lacking in the gang member’s home environment. Many older brothers and relatives belong, or have belonged to the gang.” ” Intimidation – Some members are forced to join if their membership will contribute to the gang’s criminal activity. Some join to intimidate others in the community not involved in gang activity.” “ Criminal Activity – Some join a gang to engage in narcotics activity and benefit from the group’s profits and protection. Unfortunately, few youths realize the hazards associated with gang involvement. In many cases, parents are unaware of their children’s gang activity and are unable to intervene until it’s too late.” These all seem like reasons that are understandable but the Criminal Activity is not good for anyone. It’s all just a way to get money even though the people that worked for it are losing out on their hard earned income.