From a Congressional Research Service report, it is reasonable to extrapolate that over the past fifteen years, more than 300,000 criminals, mostly gang members
, have been deported to E1 Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala--all countries that were in the process of recovering from a decade of civil war.
A set of definitions--open enough to encompass all of the relevant criteria, yet specific enough for courts to accept and uphold--incorporated into a model operational policy could offer a workable and practical solution for classifying gang members
and gang-involved crime.
Bratton said witnesses heard Araujo and fellow gang members
shout racial slurs before they allegedly shot the 18-year-old college athlete, whose name was being withheld, outside a youth center near Deering Avenue and Gault Street in Canoga Park.
A discussion of females as gang members
covers a variety of topics.
Many gang members
become fathers very early in order to prove their pseudo-adulthood, masculinity and dominance.
Confrontations between rival scuttling gangs could take one of three forms, and it is worth examining these in turn in order to demonstrate the limited extent to which gang members
were bound by the code of the "fair fight.
To gain control of the situation, the government passed legislation prohibiting gang membership, associating with known gang members
, and deriving profit from a gang's criminal activity.
Leaders indoctrinated gang members
in the belief that the income derived from criminal activity constituted the main purpose for the organization.
Los Angeles is home to an estimated 40,000 gang members
, whom officials blame for half of the city's crime.
It matters not whether the reason that a gang member
and his father, for example, might loiter near Wrigley Field is to rob an unsuspecting fan or just to get a glimpse of Sammy Sosa leaving the ballpark; in either event, if their purpose is not apparent to a nearby police officers, they may - indeed, they "shall" - order them to disperse.
LAPD Chief William Bratton will open a three-day summit today to discuss the migration of gang members
from Southern California to their homelands, bringing a culture of violence and terror.
Whenever a police officer observes a person whom he reasonably believes to be a criminal street gang member
loitering in any public place with one or more other persons, he shall order all such persons to disperse and remove themselves from the area.
In Redondo Beach, the city prosecutor knows the identity and background of every gang member
Checking the department's gang database, the detective investigating the shooting discovers that Creeper is the moniker for a gang member
who previously has been seen riding in the car involved in the shooting.
CASTAIC -- The hulking gang member
in a jail dorm wanted to go back to school.