Mexican Mafia

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Prison Gangs

    Black Guerilla Family was founded in the San Quentin State Prison, in California in 1966, by a former Black Panther member George L. Jackson. Black Guerilla Family is known as the most politically oriented of the major prison gangs (Gangs). Black Guerilla Family’s goals are to eliminate racism, maintain dignity in prison, and to overthrow the Unites States Government (Gang). In August of 1970, a large group of BGF members tried to free their founder from a courthouse when a gun fight broke out which resulted in the judge, a bailiff and a BGF member were shot and killed (Black). Their rivals were Aryan Brotherhood, Texas Syndicate, Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Mexican Mafia…

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  • Overcrowding In Prisons

    Another widely known fact is that an individual can only join one of the gangs which fit his ethnicity and background. Six of the biggest gangs, in which most inmates belong to, in California 's prisons are, "Nuestra Familia, the Mexican Mafia, the Aryan Brotherhood, the Black Guerrilla Family, the Northern Structure, or the Nazi Lowriders," the last two mentioned are branches of Nuestra Familia and the Aryan Brotherhood, respectively (10). Gang violence is so extreme that prison guards at the B…

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  • Organized Crime: Criminal Activity And Criminal Structures

    (Desroches 2015) The case of Yakuza, Japanese Mafia, dealings and a vast amount of fortune. This group is one of the biggest organized crime that is active in the world. Mitsuhiro Suganuma, a former employee of Public Security Intelligence Agency, interpreted a total amount of annual financial income of the Yamaguchi-gumi group through statistics. The estimated annual income of the Yakuza was 60 billion Euros, however, it can also be 11.6 billion Euros according to Global Security (Flaren…

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  • The Lottery Symbolism Essay

    “The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson in the month of June in 1948. The story is about an annual tradition, called the lottery, held in an anonymous small village. All of the villagers gather for the annual event and Mr. Summers conducts a quick roll call. Each one of the residents of the village draws a piece of paper from the black box. As this happens, the villagers start to talk with one another how some nearby villages have stopped following the tradition of the lottery.…

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  • Book Review Of Just Mercy

    an eye opener for me. Right from the beginning I was surprised with the information that Stevenson included. In the beginning of the first chapter, Stevenson wrote about how Judge Key called him to discourage him on taking the case. Judge Key told Stevenson, “you don’t want to have anything to do with this McMillian case. No one really understands how depraved this situation truly is, including me, but I know it’s ugly. These men might even be Dixie Mafia” (Stevenson 20). The Dixie Mafia was…

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  • Hot Tin Roof

    However, just like in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, once the “Godfather” figure of a Mafia dies, one of his sons succeeds him as the head of the family. This correlates to how once Big Daddy is dead, his plantation will be handed down to one of his kids. In the mafia, because of the honor of handing down and inheriting the family, the patriarchal family structure forcibly imposes a tremendous expectation of men to step up and be the providers, the hard workers, and the empire builders. Gooper exhibits…

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  • Maria Licciardi And Griselda's Empowerment

    Licciardi and Griselda Blanco aren’t just your average house wives. When these two weren’t busy cooking it up in the kitchen, they were out stirring up trouble in the streets. In pop culture and as depicted everywhere, men have always been the face of organized crime. However, in time of need these women were called to step up to the plate. These godmothers were no sweet, innocent, cookie baking old ladies, they were nefarious crime lords driven by the will to survive. Although Maria and…

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  • The Godfather Research Paper

    I give The Godfather four stars out of four stars. It is an excellent movie. The first thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie is the music score. The music fit with the movie perfectly. The composers of the songs did an excellent job composing pieces that fit with the scene. The final song, composed by Nino Rota, is very memorable. From now on, whenever I hear Rota’s song, I will think of The Godfather. The action is the second thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie. The…

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  • French Prison Movie: A Prophet, Directed By Jacques Audiard

    Most French young men and women who went to prison at that time ended up joining criminal prison gangs and committing serious crimes. For example, in the movie A Prophet, Malik killed Reyeb, but he never served a sentence for that offense. An individual could leave jail being worse than he or she went in. For example, Malik went to the detention center as a young boy who never knew anything about gangs but left this center as an assassin and a gang leader. Prison assassinations were common in…

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  • The American Dream In The Godfather And The Godfather

    equal opportunity to become anything they want, through hard work, determination and initiative. Becoming “American” has been a constant topic brought up in mafia films such as Scarface, The codfather part I and II. The Corleone is a family run and operated business, founded on trust, support and protection. The Godfather displays the dark side of how the American Dream can affect who you become. Michael let the idea of the american dream push them to obtain power and greed which eventually…

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