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Korean Gangs

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Jerin Lee

on 4 September 2011

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Kkangpae Korean gangs History Back in the 17th century, as the Joseon Dynasty simmered down, Korean gangs started to rise. While these mobs originated in Seoul, now their bases are situated in the Jeollado region, Busan, and Incheon. Crimes? "protection fees" are their main sources of income They take over a street or region and all businesses on that land must pay monthly fees to the gang leaders in return for protection. Also take part in money laundering* liquor selling prostitution illegal drug/gun use running night clubs extortion* gambling They dominate rather than large cities to avoid police and government interference. What do they look like? usually have... tacky suits black luxurious cars muscular build tattoos "gakdoogi" hair
--sides shaved, hair on top saturi dialect Tattoos are used to identify themselves. TOP 3 GANGS Chil Sung Pa (Seven Star) similar to Yakuza, both are notorious underground BUT Chil Sung Pa doesn't publicly release crimes so police can't arrest them, even though there may be suspicions Base: Busan (no. 1 in Korea) Tattoo: seven stars in a pattern on the chest Hwan Song Sung Pa (H.S.S. Mob) gained international fame maintains treaties with gangs in the U.S., Mexico, Japan, China, and Brazil Base: Suwon, Goon San Tattoo: the Hanja character of "son" WHERE it is on the body signifies the rank Ssang Yong Pa (Double Dragon) However, this gang became inactive after 2008... Yet, they have been very quiet as of today and they are considered extinct. Oldest gang out of the three. Late 1980s to late 1990s, exceptionally brutal and violent. 2005 was their most recent attack. They raided night clubs and businesses. Base: Gwang ju Tattoo: two dragons coiling over each other upper arm The thought of having a child in a gang is looked down upon. If parents found cigarettes burn scars on their child's arms, they would often ignore this. Being affiliated with a gang is considered shameful to one's family. Appearance smaller towns The end.
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