Organized Crime Vs Street Gangs

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All over the world there are several gangs. Many of these gangs are more dangerous than others, but one thing that con-nects them is the number of crimes committed. Most of these gangs are involved with major drugs and weapons. Due to the amount of drug trafficking and gang violence there is a more rapid increase in the involvement of authorities, and cause the disturbance throughout the world.
Around the world many people ask “What’s a gang?” or “How do you get in a gang?” A gang is a group of men or women that have lots of things in common such as their lifestyle, also gangs are formed over what race you are for example, Cambodian, Vietnamese, White, African American and of course Latino. The gangs are categorized by the following names:
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Street gangs are more organized. Small gangs have tiny groups of their own. They follow each other. “Gang leaders are easily and quickly replaced by other gang members without disruption to the gang’s activities. Street gang’s take part in many types of criminal activity. “Another key difference between street gangs and organized criminal enterprises is evident when comparing federal prosecutions or organized crime with federal prosecutions of street gang offenses” (Almonte and Desmond 5). These two both go under different prosecutions. Gang cases face their cases under RICO which is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act passed in …show more content…
This mainly happens in Los Angeles. Gangs mainly fight over drug trafficking situations. Every gang member has a different job when it comes to drugs. Some members are lookouts, carriers and distributors. The drug game is very dangerous and very competitive. “Gangs guard their trade with high-powered weapons.” The way gang members protect their business is by carrying weapons such as knives, handguns and automatic guns. Since gangs are a part of a community many kids are exposed to bad things. “This early exposure can be detrimental to the life of a young person.” Many pre-school kids at around the age of 4 to 5, they are around many bad things. Children who have families that do not communicate have a better chance of getting into a gang. Also parents that do drugs expose their children to thinking it are okay to do them. Children dealing with gangs usually develop low education skills. “Addressing gang behavior in elementary school is crucial in preventing gang involvement” (Daniels 77). “When bonds are created among gang members, gangs replace school and family” (Daniels 77). Children are pressured due to the lack of self-esteem. In the world things are getting worse due to the gangs around us. All of the drugs and violence cause a major increase in criminal activity. Gangs are leading people to go down the wrong path and are making things in our

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