Why do gangs cause anarchy ?

By : Nadia Rodriguez


“The University of California researchers contended that two major Los Angeles gangs, the Crips and the Bloods, had become entrepreneurial and were expanding their drug trafficking operations to markets in other cities. They argued that gang violence spread with the presumed expansion of gang drug trafficking operations. The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) (1994a, p. 1) reports "a noticeable spread of Bloods/Crips gangs across the United States in the late 1980's and early 1990's."

This article shows how gangs mostly fight or have “anarchy due to drugs it is proven by the University of California.

"We know from years of working the streets ... that much of the gang-related shootings -- are drug related," Jack Riley, who heads up the Chicago division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, told Keteyian. To get the gangs, Riley and the DEA go after their drugs -- heroin in particular.

This article explains how mostly everyone in Chicago knows gangs fight over drugs .

"Authorities from Illinois and Indiana today announced racketeering and conspiracy charges against several members of a violent Chicago street gang that allegedly crossed the state line repeatedly to commit murder, deal drugs and commit other crimes.Four members of the Two Six Nation street gang and four associates were named in an indictment alleging they engaged in murder, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated battery and drug trafficking, according to federal, state and local law enforcement officials."Gangs have gotten too out of control that the authorities have to come in.

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  • "One out of every 400 young black men is killed each year in Chicago’s highest-crime neighborhoods. Much of the violence is associated with the city’s gangs. Chicago Police Department officials estimate that 50 to 80 percent of the city’s shootings and murders are gang-related." The police of chicago know that the reason that most people die is due to gangs fighting other gangs

"A man was apparently caught by a rival gang member who shot him in the head as he tagged a wall on 22nd Place, just west of California Avenue early Saturday morning, according to police."
Even innocent people are dying due to gangs. this man was just walking home and he didn't even know that that was his last day here on earth "In a special four-part series, correspondent Christof Putzel takes you to the streets of Chicago's West and South sides to explore how the city became the most violent in the country and what's being done to stop its gang-related violence. Putzel and producers Brent Renaud and Craig Renaud spent months in Chicago reporting on each side's perspective: the police, the advocates, the churches, the schools, the families, and the gang members themselves. Watch excerpts of his reports below and find more Chicago coverage from America Tonight and Al Jazeera America:. "

This person has seen too much for his age. And he tells the reporter everything that has been happening so far.

Gun Violence

“It was the most violent weekend the nation’s third largest city has seen all year. Police say at least 11 people died and 58 people were injured in 50 shootings over roughly three days. News organizations, using different times for the start of the weekend, say the number is significantly higher, at least 14 dead, more than 80 wounded.”

Over the years on 4th of July more killing and injuries have happened.

"By year end, the move will boost to 52 the number of agents in the Chicago office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which traditionally has worked closely with Chicago police on tracing the flow of guns into the city and tracking guns used in crimes."
The feds have had enough with all the violence that has been going on due to gangs.

"Young people are often targets. In the school year that ended in June, 319 Chicago public school students were shot, 24 of them fatally. The total does not include school-age children who had dropped out or were enrolled elsewhere." This article talks about how more teenagers are targeted than older people. People in gangs believe that younger people are easier to control, which is why most of them get attacked.

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