Teens And Gangs


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Teens And Gangs

  1. 1. Teens and Gangs Unit:1 Strategic Reading DMWorsley
  2. 2. What is a gang? <ul><li>A gang is usually a group of teens and young adults who spend much of their time together. They often plan how to carry out activities that involve violence. Gangs are known by particular names. </li></ul>Gangs usually claim a particular area of a city or town which they call their turf. They spend much of their time fighting rival gangs to keep them out of this territory . They terrorize other gang members and innocent people.
  3. 3. Why do teens join gangs? Young people join gangs for a variety of reasons, some of which are the same reasons children join other pro-social groups such as 4-H and Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.   <ul><li>Most teen gang members have been forced to join. They have no choice—they either join a gang or get hurt or killed. </li></ul><ul><li>They think gangs will provide them things they value most-expensive sneakers, leather jackets, gold rings, ect. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the reasons for joining a gang may include: </li></ul><ul><li>A search for love, structure, and discipline </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of belonging and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>The need for recognition and power </li></ul><ul><li>Companionship, training, excitement, and activities </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of self-worth and status </li></ul><ul><li>A place of acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>The need for physical safety and protection </li></ul><ul><li>A family tradition </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. A gang makes money by carrying out illegal activities. <ul><li>Dealing illegal drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Forcing people to pay protection money </li></ul><ul><li>Robbing people and stores </li></ul><ul><li>Selling stolen goods </li></ul><ul><li>Trading illegal weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Gangs force people to break the law. Gangs beat up people. Gangs kill people. They are there to help you. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Break gang rules often the punishment is death! You swear to a “Blood Oath” <ul><li>The 3 R’s </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Respect and Loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>Retaliation and Revenge </li></ul>
  6. 6. Review: <ul><li>Where were Crips and Bloods originally? </li></ul><ul><li>What did Raymond Washington and Stanley “Tookie” Williams have to do with gangs? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was Monster Kody Scott? </li></ul><ul><li>Who wrote the books? What were they about? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Blue Rage, Black Redemption” and </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Autobiography of a L.A. Gang Member” </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Too many Casket not enough tears (part 1) </li></ul><ul><li>by Skizzle Seven shots kill tha silent night jumped outta bed somethings not right. Shots sound too close, just on tha next street. I was already up thinkin on ma feet. Grabbed ma strap, cut across tha neighbors lawn Already knowin that another homie is gone. A rage comes over me as dark as tha sky I just keep on runnin not able to cry. Seen too many closed caskets to release any tears. Urgent sirens growin closer confirmin my fears. Standin infront of tha house thinkin all this over a COLOR? Then i see it's not ma homie but his baby's mummy. Being rolled away on a bloody bed, no doubt about it the young beauty was dead. Now my homie isn't even cryin which sounds kinda sad, but he's lost everyone to gun smoke even his mum and dad. Now we all crowd in the church house without sheddin a tear and look at the preacher and act like we hear. We all wait in suspense for tha soon comin night even though god says two wrongs don't make a right. We all loved that girl so we must let em know that if they take one of ours ten of theirs must go. </li></ul>