How Powerful Are America’s Street Gangs?

Why Chicago Has So Much Gang Violence http://testu.be/1HagZGJ
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In the U.S., there are 17 main criminal street gangs. So, we were wondering, who are they and how powerful are America’s Street Gangs?

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Gang Bust: 71 Alleged Members of the Grape Street Crips Arrested For Drugs, Murder In New Jersey
http://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/gang-bust-authorities-arrest-71-alleged-members-grape-street-crips
“Authorities have arrested and charged 71 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips, alleging that the suspects controlled drug-trafficking and other illegal activities in various neighborhoods and public-housing complexes in Newark.”

Street Gangs
http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ocgs/gangs/street.html (Department of Justice)
“Street Gangs are located throughout the United States, and their memberships vary in number, racial and ethnic composition, and structure.”

How Do You Define a Gang Member?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/31/magazine/how-do-you-define-a-gang-member.html
Laws across the country are being used to target young men who fit the description for gang affiliation. But what if they aren’t what they seem?

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Why Chicago Has So Much Gang Violence

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