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Why do people join Gangs?
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Posted 8/30/09 , edited 8/31/09

LiquoriceJellyBean wrote:

Wow.
A 14 year old girl is thinking about joining a gang.
Big man.
*clap clap*


What I thought when I read that.

Though I'm pretty sure it's just because the kids needs to feel secure and part of something... and possibly has few actual friends.
All these glamorisations of gangs make them think their "homies" will have their back.
Or some shit.
Posted 8/30/09

Sunnyxx wrote:


LiquoriceJellyBean wrote:

Wow.
A 14 year old girl is thinking about joining a gang.
Big man.
*clap clap*


What I thought when I read that.

Though I'm pretty sure it's just because the OP needs to feel secure and part of something... and possibly has few actual friends.
All these glamorisations of gangs make her think her "homies" will have her back.
Or some shit.

That was a little harsh.
D:
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Posted 8/30/09

LiquoriceJellyBean wrote:

That was a little harsh.
D:


I get grouchy when it's past my bedtime.
It's 2AM here. Lol. But that was my answer to the question, the need to be part of all the shizznizz.

;)
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Posted 8/30/09
Sometimes their friends are related to people in gangs, and they want to join too. Some to give fear, others to feel like if they get in problems, they have someone that will fight with them. Its complicated.
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Posted 8/30/09
street gangs are for pussies who cant fight one on one and cant do things by themselves and need ppl behind them all the time, just my two cents and from past experiences
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Posted 8/30/09
Cleaned Topic Title.

I dunno... because they wanna?
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Posted 8/30/09
i heard it was something about the person joining a gang so they could feel protected or something.
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Posted 8/30/09

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minwoo503 wrote:

I'm sure it's peer pressure, wanting to be cool, needing back-up, and just wanting to have pride in something. I have lots of cousins who are in gangs, and they said it's showing their pride. I'm like "What PRIDE?!?!?"


yeah i no tat...but im looking more of a y in why the hell would u do tat...
like y the hell...would u do tat...ITS JUST GONNA RUIN UR PRIDE...
besides UR GONNA DISGRACE UR FAMILY...but watever let them do wat they want...it's their choice so i cant stop them
and u might end up dead...and EVEN leave ur love ones behind...it's like war...a bloody massacre


Maybe some people are curious. They might think "Oh, joining a gang is just having friends and partying hard." But then when it gets crazy... there's no way to back out. I'd say curiosity, also.
Posted 8/30/09

LiquoriceJellyBean wrote:

Wow.
A 14 year old girl is thinking about joining a gang.
Big man.
*clap clap*

Anyway, in middle school, some fags spray painted "Crazy Mother Fuckers" all over the walls.
Never heard of them after that.
So gangsta they use spray paint instead of guns.




-laughs- I have an opinion for you. Buy a spray paint rather than guns. Its less harmful except if you throw it to the police.LOL -giggles-
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minwoo503 wrote:

I'm sure it's peer pressure, wanting to be cool, needing back-up, and just wanting to have pride in something. I have lots of cousins who are in gangs, and they said it's showing their pride. I'm like "What PRIDE?!?!?"


Agreed.

I used to not worry so much about them, but when my cousin got shot by a guy in a driveway shooting who only did it so he could join one, I've been freaking out. I can't walk a long the sidewalk without the fear that someone passing by might take out a gun.

I just wish it would end. When you join one, you're really just screwing yourself, and you'll regret it later..do you really want to fit in so bad that you're willing to go to jail?

(My cousin is alive, by the way. )


bio-rhythm wrote:

fuck joining a gang, being a gang leader is a cooler


Well you'd be perfect as one. The fact that you don't know how to spell will probably help get you to the top.


That's good that he's alive! I mean I hope people who got injured from being in a gang learn a valuable lesson. And seriously, some people think that joining gangs are just parties and fun... but when things go crazy, it's not easy to back out.
Posted 8/31/09
gangs are for people who can't deal with things by themselves.
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Posted 8/31/09
You can earn big money and it makes them feel superior to other people cause they think violence is cool. The only time they sit and reflect what a screw up they've become is when they're abandoned by their 'friends'.
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Posted 8/31/09
Because they create a feeling of belonging. Either that, or it's out of fear.
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Posted 8/31/09
People who join gangs are those who lack originality and need the approval of others; same as those who do drugs ad nauseam...
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Posted 8/31/09

FastEddie_aka_Elvis wrote:

People who join gangs are those who lack originality and need the approval of others; same as those who do drugs ad nauseam...


I wouldnt say lack originality. But they are the outcasts of society that feel they need to belong somewhere. Gangs are just a group of people that are generally misunderstood by society so they do things to gain attention.
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