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Gangs, Drugs, and R&B: Bloods n Crips

Gang violence

Laura Marquez

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Gangs, Drugs, and R&B: Bloods n Crips

ethical framework government,
police officers,
future generations,
people who wish they could break away from gangs (vicious cycle),
community of Compton How should society and the government respond to the violence and culture of death created by gangs? Gangs, Drugs, and R&B:
Bloods'n'Crips actions must be applied universally and
therefore would most likely disagree with the culture of violence created by gang and government's lack of intervention According to Today's Catholic, when a gang presence becomes evident in a community, there are steps that the Catholic church advises to help alleviate the problem. In the opinion of the Church, the youth are a part of our community, they should be embraced. The academic support, the recreational activities and the companionship [that are often found in joining a gang] can all be provided by a local Catholic parish. By helping the troubled youth, the church can do wonders in illuminating the gang problems that have gripped our community and get one step closer to putting an end to gang violence. By: Deborah O'Connell and Leroy Marquez Stakeholders virtue ethics Kantian Ethics virtue ethics would call us to look at individual intentions so if a drug dealer is selling drugs to make money to feed his family and its the only job he can find since he is on parole then they are morally justifiable actions looks directly at the means which would judge the actions of both gangs wrong Utilitarianism Children in Compton show more signs of Post Traumatic Stress disorder than those of the same age in Baghdad Conclusion Discussion Questions History -The gang-related violence has taken 5 times as many as the secularist conflict in northern Ireland

-Ron, Bird, Kumasi were founding members of the former gang, Slausons, created the group because they were rejected from the boy scouts for being black

-Throughout the 50's and 60's, police officers treated young blacks as the enemy and in turn, they grew up believing they were inferior

-Riots of 1965 were manifestations of black anger and frustrations

-Following the riot, there was an all time low of gang presence and involvement. Political racial activism groups like the Black Panthers and other black nationalist groups formed

-After the black power era ended and the majority of Black leaders had been either incarcerated or assassinated, the Crips were born Raymond Washington of Freemont High School founded the Crips
Other neighborhoods also created rival gangs that teamed up and became the Bloods
1980's gangs became less about fighting more about shooting
The 80's also gave way to an increase in the popularity of "crack" cocaine
28% of African Americans will be jailed at least once in their lifetime Cycle of Violence In LA County, over the past 20 years alone, over 150,000 gang related deaths have occurred What you do think causes such isolated violence?

What pushes these communities to seek gangs as their means for protection and family units?

The background here is of women who have lost their relatives to gang violence and are upset with the way their immoral and violent society works. What should we as a nation be doing to break the vicious cycle?

Do you the see merit in joining a gang?

Do you think that we, as a nation, should focus more attention on putting an end to gangs?

Is prison always the best solution for gang members? http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=3927435n Some 61 percent of all correctional institutions reported that the gangs inside correctional institutions are basically the same gangs that exist on the street The former NFL player, and great gang intervention leader, Jim Brown, says in the film "If more police or jails are the solution, we would have solved the problem 30 years ago."
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