7 Facts on Gangs ...

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I am going to tell you right now, gangs are dangerous.

In no way, shape or form are they cool.

Yes, as you are reading this post, you may think that I am just an old woman trying to discourage the youth against something cool.

However, I am not an old woman – chances are, I am almost the same age as you.

I just think you guys and girls that are in school right now should not mistake gangs as being cool – because they are not.

Sure, it may be cool to play Grand Theft Auto (I personally like the game along with Saints Row), but that does not mean I support gangs.

Watching gangs in movies is also something I like doing, but again, I do not support what they are doing – it’s just for entertainment purposes and it’s only good when it is not real.

Does this make sense?

Well, right now, I am going to give you 7 facts on gangs …2

7. Graffiti

To gang members, marking their territorial boundaries with graffiti is a challenge or warning to the rival gang.

6. L.a

Many of the wide-spread gangs, like the Bloods, Crips and 18th Street first started in the streets of L.A.

5. Department of Justice

The Department of Justice has estimated that there are around 30,000 gangs that have 800,000 members in them.2

These 30,000 gangs with 800,000 members are impacting over 2,500 communities spreading across the United States of America.

4. Violence

Street gangs are full of violence.

They are responsible for robbery, rape, shootings and even murderer.2

During the year 2004, a nineteen year old in Fort Worth, Texas was sentenced to prison for thirty years because he fatally shot a childhood friend simply because the friend wanted to leave their street gang.

Do you see now what gangs cause you to do?2

Kill your own friends?

Wow.

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