By; Jahaira Carrasco
Will joining a gang negatively affect your life?
Peace in Gangland
Cynthia Mendenhall's nephew was shot because of gang related things. She still could of not believed what happens when she realized she should of payed more attention to him so he wouldn't of committed something like that.
Having a family member shot because of a gang is really sad because of the attention you didn't put into that person. You think once there gone if you could of done anything or just helped him out, or talk to him of what was happening.
Sister Escaped 'Trigger Town,' but Bleak Fate Snared Brother
They had to go visit somebody at jail for running a menacing crack-cocaine operation known as the "killing crew" He faced many years in prisons because of what he did. He was suspended from many schools because of marijuana.
It would be sad having a family member in jail most of the time because of them having drug problems. They should help him out with his problem so his life wont be as difficult as it is now.
Laws are weak in the face of rising gangs.
There was a boy who was to afraid to go into the bathroom because that was were the gangs would take place. Like drugs,sex,fights, and many more dangerous things gangs do. He called his mom to pick him up so he can go to the bathroom at his house because he was to scared to go in there.
I think its unbelievable that things like that happened in the actual school, and getting scared to go inside the bathroom and having to have your mom pick you up. Kids shouldn't be in those type of gangs were they make other kinds afraid of them that they can even go inside of the bathroom. The gangs members are just getting a bad reputation at school and soon in their actual life.
Why gangs ruin your life.
Meisner, Jason. "Sister Escaped 'Trigger Town,' but Bleak Fate Snared Brother." Chicago Tribune: 1. Apr 14 2013. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 31 Jan. 2014 .
Buntin, John. "Peace in Gangland." New York Times Magazine. 14 Jul. 2013: 36. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 05 Feb. 2014.