The Color Red (Part 2)

Gangs do what they do because it gives them a sense of power, along with a sense of belonging.  Carrying a gun makes them feel powerful, cool and tough.  In addition, they have back-up.  Their homies protect them.  If anyone messes with them or disrespects them, the group will come to their defense.  They’re not alone.  They ‘belong’ to something bigger – strength in numbers.  And besides, who wants to work as an $8 per hour wage slave when you can make thousands of dollars a week selling drugs?

In short, gangs do what they do because they like it.

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