The Crips and the Bloods began nearly thirty years ago in a small section of Los Angeles, and today, there are over thirty-three states and one hundred twenty-three cities which are occupied by Crips and Bloods gang members. This downward economic spiral along with years of prejudice, racial profiling and heavy-handed police methods, produced an explosive situation. But he still has something important to offer, showing point by point how one of the most desirable places to live turned into a war zone with 15,000 casualties. The blockage creates a strain that leads more people in the lower than in the upper classes to commit crimes. The first variable identified in the list of crucial variables for the explanation of drug use is availability of the drug. Along with albums like N. The gangs in existence at this particular time in history were not territorial.
Between 1940 and 1970, five million African Americans leave the heavily segregated South for cities in the North and West. Monster: The Autobiography of an L. And yet it offers necessary historical context, which is nearly always missing in the entertainment industry's portrayal of these two street gangs. In fact, the gangs that were internally created in black neighborhoods significantly shaped behavior of young males and enhanced criminal activity. One of the organization's main groups, the Compton Crips, were especially active in the Piru Street neighborhood. Kraemer 1948 African Americans achieve victory after challenging legal housing discrimination for years. He doesn't say a word, but his look - guarded and weary and defeated - says everything.
I do not condone their behavior, but I have to say that most of the guys I have met, were good guys that ended up in a terrible way of life. Thus, the money involved was a main component which drew gangsters to this particular line of work. Strain theories can perfectly explain gang activity and gang violence. Strain falls especially hard on the lower classes. They were founded in in 1969 mainly by and.
Strain theories can perfectly explain gang activity and gang violence. The film did all of this. Even if you've spent your life in a gated community, chances are you know a little bit about the Crips and the Bloods. Kids Killing Kids: Managing Violence and Gangs in Schools. In conclusion, the documentary presents key elements of reactions to oppression and discrimination, which are important to know and understand in order to find solutions that can be long lasting and effective. The grassroots movements are taking the first steps to battling the street violence.
Does much to contextualize the origins of Los Angeles gangs within the city's African American history. Like any other form of oppression, the formation of these two gangs seems to be a reaction to invisibility, oppression and discrimination against poor African Americans in the Los Angeles area. Over the span of six days, crowds of residents face off against hundreds of L. The picture more importantly offers a serious discussion of exactly how the Crips and the Bloods came to be. People were shot in the back, because police wanted to prevent looting. Criminal behavior, just like any other behavior, depends on our associations with other people.
Suitable for some mature high school classes some strong language included and for college courses in cultural anthropology, anthropology of race and ethnicity, anthropology of violence, and African-American or American culture studies, as well as general audiences. For the black in the ghetto the goal is surviving and a lot of people thought that crack was a way out. By the end of the decade, however, those industries began to disappear, resulting in high rates of unemployment. Commentary by historians, social scientists and activists provide expert analysis. From 1950 till 1956 the Los Angeles police department was commanded by Chief William Parker, who ran a police department as a military unit.
I used to think people were exaggerating, but clearly I was wrong. A lot of minds are messed up, because they do not have necessary parental support. Similarly, Black Americans cherished the idea of American dream and equal opportunities. In addition, there was an absence of the male father figure and role model in the home. Most powerfully of all, no doubt, are the vivid personalities of men who actually took part in early gangs and riots, as well as recent and current gang members.
By 1974 there are 70 gang-related homicides, and the Crips and Bloods are active in Los Angeles, Compton and Inglewood, in an area totaling nearly 30 square miles. As the two gangs continued to grow, different Blood and Crip gangs in Los Angeles and all over the United States continued the rivalry that started in the '70s. This film is a welcome corrective to one-sided law enforcement and media stereotypes of gangs. It is a popular misconception that Crips sets feud only with Bloods. In the decade following their founding, the Crips grew rapidly, attracting many disaffected African-American youths in Los Angeles high schools.