He didn’t have a mind of his own to take sides either way, he just did what he was told. This shows me that the people who were following Alex were in obvious need of a role model, or even just a hug. Taking terms from chapter six, Alex was not a d... ... middle of paper ... ...rend in our society. When a 10 year old boy (Robert “yummi” Sandifer, from Atlanta) in a gang is executed by his gang “friends” because he was bringing heat from the cops on the gang because that boy shot a 12 year old girl, it’s a sad commentary on society. When there is a lack of social stability in a community, it reflects onto the children who seem to have nothing else to do, or no other way of getting the attention they need.
Above that, he had associations with the Trench Coat Mafia who were into a lot of violent crimes. Before Andy shot people in Santana High, he told over 20 people about it (including his parents), and they didn't pay much attention. (CNN) Maybe teenagers resort to violence because of the lack of parental concern: "Where young people find a lack of interest and understanding in the home, they may seek it elsewhere, without finding satisfaction. They may end up hostile and rebellious toward a world they feel cut off from." says Dorothy Gordon (Who Has The Answer?
The brothers eventually became part of a gang that started running errands for these wiseguys. Gotti acquired his "street smarts" as he worked for the wiseguys but neglected his school duties. When he was in school, his reputation as the school bully preceded him. He had many discipline problems that resulted in teachers showing no concern for his continual a... ... middle of paper ... ... life. If a child is reached late in life, often a harsh alternative is required, and a very strict law for any violations in crime committed by these teens in relation to gangs and mobs should be dealt with in the most severe manner.
Violence is the worst aspect of gang life because it keeps getting worse as gangs keep growing larger. Violent acts are the biggest reason society has a negative outlook on gang life. But young gang members don’t start out using violent acts to get attention but by simple crimes like shoplifting. Even though shoplifting is a crime that puts people in jail, it seems like an easy way for attention for young kids. Shoplifting is also a very addicting activity because it’s a rush for the people that do it.
• Drugs and alcohol tend to cause people around here to do dumb ideas, such as robbing someone. • There is not a lot to do in the town, so people tend to cause trouble. As these causes continue to pollute our town with crime, they have a branching effect on the town as a whole: • Kids who are allowed to come and go as they please tend to have no respect for their parents, which means that later in life, they will never grow to respect themselves. • With kids that roam around unsupervised, there is an increased risk of a child being abducted or assaulted, which will change the child’s and the parents lives forever. • A parent not knowing where his or her child is can result in that kid hanging around the wrong crowd, which may cause them to become drug and/or alcohol abusers.
The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980's. It isn't the brain that the kids are born with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities. It also affects the learning and student achievements.
On the story of Eduardo Corona I learned that A lot of people that grow up in a bad environment start to join gangs and start selling drugs to get lots of money. Only because they don’t want to be poor no more, or some people just grow up being influenced by family members or friends. Many people sometimes just want to fit in and try to be cool so people can respect them. But then again some people don’t want to be in gangs other gangs just make them join and if they don’t join they will kill their family or just kill them. Many people just think that gang members are horrible people but they never really think why they start off to being gang members.
First, the social environment in Central America took a turn for the worst, when young people were caught in the midst of violence, including civil war. There were many young men who fled their countries to come to America to avoid this violence, and ended up on the streets of Los Angeles. According to the video, these newcomers were met with violence from gangs because they were singled out as newbies. To cope with these attacks from gangs, the boys began forming a group called MS-13. Now their social environment was different.
Some people decide to not say anything because they just feel like it is a waste of time. “I was bullied because of my race, I am Asian, and they used to make me fun of me in class, and the teacher didn’t even say anything and laughed along with the class” (Tiffany). Whereas on the on the other side, you have teenagers who bully to get the stress out from being abused at home. No matter the reason, bullying is not okay, and that is what I am trying to get across. Throughout the years, bullying has become a significant reason for teenagers to become depressed or even suicidal.
The Bloods is a big time gang group that has over twenty-five different gangs in the city of Los Angeles. They are known for killing and murdering other people or other gang members. This gang is mostly an African American youth gang. they are not a normal gang because they promote themselves all over L.A.. This is not the only violent gang in the gang community gangs also consist of different races such as hispanic gang members and European American gang.