The one thing that I have had the most exposer to since I was 13 was gangs and gang life, weather it was reading it in a book or seeing it out on the streets.
Why do people join gangs?
Well my answer to this question is simple. The person wants protection from another gang or they feel naglected and need a family and they think that they will get one if they join a gang.
The one thing I don't understand is that why is it that in schools today all you read about is gangs? Ever since 8th grade I was reading gang related stories in my English classes. The Outsiders; That was Then, This is Now; Durango Street.
I don't get it parents question why teens want to kill themselfs or in our case want to return to a more simple time in their lifes, we do it because of drugs, gangs, death, things that we usually don't have exposer to intil we become teenages.
I have dealt with gangs in the past and let me tell you it's not fun. A few months back I had a run in with one of the most famous gangs in California, The Bloods. Aparently they have a branch down here in florida.
For me it was a tipical school day and I was walking home and then this white van drove by and a few of the guys inside started yelling at me and I responded like I usualy do when anybody does something like that to me, I gave them the finger and kept on walking. I got to an intersection that is right by my neighborhood and one of the guys surprised me from behind and he said that he wanted to fight me. I asked what for and he responded with "Because you been disrespectin' me ****er."
I ignored him and crossed the street and noticed that him and a few of his friend were following me and when I got to the enterance of my neighborhood they circled me and demanded a fight. Well I don't know abou the rest of you guys but I don't know my own strength and there are certen times that I can't control myself so I decided not to fight because there was a chance that I really could have hurt these guys and I offered them an apolegy for whatever I had done and that wasn't good enought so I offered money and they actually let me go for $6. Then I went home and called the cops and filled a police report.
There was one thing that I have to laugh at and that's the fact that as far as I know The Bloods are generaly an all black gang and these guys all looked like Eminem.
So here is my question to you all, what are your thoughts and experiances dealing with gangs and gang related stuff?