Tha screets 4-life

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"Tha day before today I was gang banging around tha 'hood in tha Screet. Chillin' at tha crib making snaps wit them old heads." Unless you where affiliated with a gang in some way you would not have a clue of what that meant. Gangs have been around for hundreds of years. The pirates in the early ages where some of the first real gangs. There are many types of gangs. A gang can also be a team, group, crew or a posse. They're just social groups of people in a local area, which are mostly the same, age and are in acts of violence. At lease, that's what everybody in our society seams to think. Thought the years there has become a difference between the original gangs and the gangs of the younger generation, that changed society's perception of gangs, which resulted in many stereotypes. The early gangs helped each other, while the gangs today are looking to be loved or notice by others, and then everybody in society have options about every thing that they do.

Back in the day, before all the guns and drugs, gangs where simple. All their was, were knifes, leather, and your 'hood and peeps. Back then, gangs were spontaneous and unplanned (Roth 698). There was no set leader, no set ways about doing things. If there was a fight going on and one of their members was in it the others would jump in too. Most original gangsters (OG) had an attachment to their 'hood or territory (Roth 698). They stood up for their set. If other people that they don't know come around started something. The gang would most likely get involved. In the 70's is when the real gangs started, like the Bloods and the Crips (Sounder 33). The Bloods...