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WHAT IS A GANG?

As used in this chapter, "criminal street gang" means any ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, having as one of its primary activities the commission of one or more of the criminal acts enumerated in paragraphs (1) to (25), inclusive, or (31) to (33), inclusive, of subdivision (e) of 186.22 PC, having a common name or common identifying sign or symbol, and whose members individually or collectively engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity.

WHY DO KIDS JOIN GANGS?

  • Acceptance
  • Excitement
  • To earn money
  • Peer Pressure
  • Protection
  • To Socialize

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