Persuasive Essay

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Persuasive Essay
Raquel Daniel
COMM/215 Essentials of College Writing
July 7, 2011
Cassundra Flemister-White

Persuasive Essay
Gangs

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
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The money is also use for the inmates to sell and trade goods while being locked up.
Weapons are of course used for protection for the inside of jail and out of jails. A gang member has to be armed at all times because they are aware that someone may try to kill them. Weapons are used to make deals with and be sold for other things as well. A gang member is known for having the most drugs and weapons and is ranked for having the most of these things.
Payback and recruiting new members are almost the same in gangs because if old members are recruiting new members, the new members are either getting beat up or they will have to hurt someone to get in. If a rival gang does something to another gang that gang plans to payback for what has happen, the payback is usually worse than what was done in the first place. This payback could be for someone that is in jail or someone that is not.
Gangs are taking over our youth, keeping them from going to school and making something of them self. They are taking lives that are not even on the earth long enough to know what is going on.
Gangs are destroying our streets and bringing our property value down and messing up our streets with gang names. They are selling drugs to our young children that are taking it to school and getting high and sometimes lose their lives over it by overdosing on the drugs.
Along with gang membership come easy gains for the gang member. The gang members are easily consumed with the money, power,

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