Gang Violence And Substance Abuse Essay

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Gangs in the United States are becoming more violent and deadly than ever. Thousand of people are dying each year from these ill-mannered thugs. In today's societies gang activity is an everyday occurrence whether it includes violence, drugs, death or any illegal activity in which they participate. The research that I have conducted will focus on how the selling of drugs by gangs members can lead to violence/death and how turf wars between rival gang can also lead to death. In recent years the

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Most gangs do not like cops or as they would

call them pigs. If a cop is trying to break the gangs procedures in the

drug trade the police officer is a marked target (bulls eye for a

bullet). Junkies often try to pull a fast one to score(get the drug).

These people are desperate and will do any thing to get their fix. They

will rob and steal from a gang member. They know the consequence but

they still keep on trying. Their mind is so clouded from all the drug

abuse that they don't care whether they live or die trying to get the

drug. Junkies are like pest to a gang member. They are always bothering

them for a score. Gang member hate that and as a result they will knock

them off (kill them). It draws to much attention and when you draw

attention people are sure to come running over to see what going on,

especially cops.

In addition to gangs and how the selling of drug leads to death, gangs

as well as others die because of turf violation. Gangs have a specific

turf they hang out in. The turfs consist of streets, blocks and

hangouts. These turfs are well guarded and looked after and forbid

outsiders to enter unless they are a potential buyer for drugs. If any

member of a rival gang shall enter it is a ground for termination

(death). The turf is the gang's territory.

Gangs use the turfs for drug trafficking. That is one of the main

reasons why they do not like rival gang to enter. If the rival
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