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A Guide to 1960's Gangs

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by Mike Weldy on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of A Guide to 1960's Gangs

If you had the choice... Would you dare... to join a gang... FOREVER?! If you were living in the 1960's you
would be in one of the four distinct gang growth periods. Those are the late 1800's, 1920's, 1960's, and 1990's. This explains why the setting of this book is so violent. The Outsiders took place in 1960's Oklahoma. The largest, most organized and violent gangs are Hispanic. The ethnic/race of gang members affects what crimes they commit. African-American gangs commonly commit drug related crimes. Asian and White gangs mostly commit property crimes. Hispanic crimes are mainly "turf related" violences. Gangs were most violent in rapid population shifts. The earliest record of a gang appearance is 1783. A common gang of the 60's was The KKK (Ku Klux Klan). Some gangs today include:

Aryan Brotherhood(prison gang)

Mexican Mafia(13-13)

Goon Squad In 1997, an 11 state survey showed that 38 percent of people that said they were in gangs were women. Most women gangs are in prison. Most gang members were 16-18 years old. When you are in a gang, you usually don't live past the age of 20. If you are lucky enough to make it past 20, you will most likely end up in jail. Being in a gang is not something you usually get out of alive. Once you are in a gang, you don't get out because normally, "you know too much." The true definition of a gang is a group of people who identify themselves with something and are involved in illegal activity. So, what's your decision? When you see graffiti, it usually is caused by gangs as a sign to other gangs, telling them "This is our territory." Graffiti is can also be caused by rebellious teenagers with a can of spray paint. That is also known as vandalism or damaging other people's property. All of these things that we've mentioned in this Prezi are activities for gangs. some gangs do them for fun, but most do it for money. It's all about the money when you are in a gang. When you stumble across a possible gang member when you are a member of the police force, you are looking for tattoos or indications that the people you are interviewing are members of a gang. If you get caught, you could be in big trouble. This Prezi was made by:
Madison Mehringer and Katie Weldy
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