Essays Tagged: "Mexican Mafia"

Until there's an answer (essay on gang violence)

d and Joseph was shot through the ankle. Currently, there are four members of the gang known asthe 'Mexican mafia' in custody. Los Angeles Police Chief Willie Williams called the gang 'vicious,'saying ...

(2 pages) 110 0 4.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The History of Gangs in America.

l during the 1920s, with a total of about 1,300 gangs and about 25,000 gang members. Immigration of Mexicans into California grew rapidly in this period. Many youngsters of the second generation didn' ... mber or two, the gang members are typically of one ethnic group, Hispanic, which includes Chicanos, Mexicans, El Salvadorians, Cubans, South Americans, and all other Spanish speaking countries. Latino ...

(9 pages) 14374 1 4.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

La Nuestra Familia/Prison Gang

d, now San Quentin, prison inCalifornia in the mid-1960's and was formed to protect younger, rural, Mexican-American inmates from other inmates. The NF sold protection to these inmates who were fearfu ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


me presenters believe that the first Hispanic gangs in California began when California passed form Mexican rule to the control of the United States of America. Anglos flooded into California and the ... stern states. These gangs evolved over time into increasingly violent groups. During the 1960?s the Mexican Mafia, La EME, was formed by inmates from East Los Angeles to control drug traffic and profi ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Mexican Mafia

The Mexican Mafia originated in the mid 1950's at the Deuel Vocational Institutue in Tracy, California.T ... tue in Tracy, California.The Mexican Mafia patterned their organization after the Italian Mafia.The Mexican Mafia is also known as "La Eme" Their Main symbols are "La Eme", the mexican eagle with eme ... fornia, unlike other Mafia's this one was created in prison.La Eme was initially started to protect mexican-american inmates from other inmates and prison staff.The original members and founders of La ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Mexican Mafia

The Mexican Mafia (MM), also known as "La Eme" or EME, is a chicano prison gang started in 1957 at Duel ... at Duel Vocational Institute (DVI), a youthful offender facility located in Tracy, California. The Mexican Mafia was originally formed to protect its chicano gang members from other prison gangs. It ... nally formed to protect its chicano gang members from other prison gangs. It is made up from mostly Mexican-American convicts form the barrios of East Los Angeles. Using extreme violence, the Mexican ...

(5 pages) 39 1 4.3 Sep/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Comparative Perspective on Organized Crime

gangs; Traditional Italian mafia families; Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias Colombianas (FARC); The Mexican Mafia; youth gangs and the ever so emerging Russian Mafiya. Any of these organizations can b ... lent in nature at this time and have continued to evolve across the United States, most notably the Mexican Mafia. The Mexican Mafia or as most commonly known La EME (pronunciation for M in Spanish) i ...

(7 pages) 41 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Law & Government Essays