Thursday, January 27, 2011

What Is A Criminal Street Gang?

A "Criminal Street Gang" is a group of 3 or more organized individuals who have formed an organization, association, or group that is involved in criminal acts. The members form a bound of unity, loyalty, and love for each other, developing a mentality – the gang is my family. They are quick to retaliate with violence once a member has been disrespected and injured by anyone outside of their gang. They have no respect or regard for authority or law enforcement. They also are antisocial to non-members and identify themselves by dress codes, hand signs, nicknames, tattoos, symbols, and neighborhoods. Most "Criminal Street Gangs" are identified as “cliques”, “sets”, “crews”, and “posses”.