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View Poll Results: What city is the Spawn of gangs?
New York city 22 22.45%
Los angeles 44 44.90%
Chicago 26 26.53%
Detroit 3 3.06%
Atlanta 0 0%
Miami 1 1.02%
Philadelphia 2 2.04%
Voters: 98. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-21-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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What city do you think is the spawn of Gangs? in new Age America.

Like the Blood and the crips and the Mafias and Skin heads and so on.

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Old 07-21-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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Are you kidding? Gangs are as old as mankind, just about.

Clans. Tribes. Fraternities. Some were insidious. Some were benign.

We're pack animals.

If you watch a film like Gangs of New York, you'll see that gangs in the US were really just an outgrowth of gangs elsewhere.

So, in short, no one city has the dubious honor of being the birthplace of gangs.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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Yeah, it guess you'd have to talk about specific gangs. I'm sure Chicago and New York would be rational since they were very large cities when the country was still young and had gang activity.

Los Angeles seemed to be home to a lot of the current "thug" gangs and hip-hop/rap stereotype.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Are you kidding? Gangs are as old as mankind, just about.

Clans. Tribes. Fraternities. Some were insidious. Some were benign.

We're pack animals.

If you watch a film like Gangs of New York, you'll see that gangs in the US were really just an outgrowth of gangs elsewhere.

So, in short, no one city has the dubious honor of being the birthplace of gangs.
I agree. My vote would be for Sumer.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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My vote was for Chicago, though it could be argued that LA is the leader of the newer gangs. New York gangs are transplants from LA & Chicago (Blood, Crip, Latin Kings). Come to think about most gangs around the country are either Chicago or LA

Chicago's largest gangs:
Gangster Disciples/ Black Disciples
Vice Lords/ 4 corner hustla
Latin Kings
Black P. Stones

LA street gangs:
Bloods
Crips
18th street gang
MS13
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Houston,TX
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NYC for old school gangs like the mafia and L.A/Chi-town for new school gangs like bloods, crips, sur13
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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none of the above.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Skin heads and so on.

Gotta go with London on that one.....
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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NYC, Chicago, and Miami. NYC had gangs in the 1600s. But new age is definitely the Mob and Carribean gangs out of NYC, Chicago, and Miami. From Scarface, Gotti, and Al Capone.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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New Orleans had Mafia trouble as far back as the 1870s and around 1890 the police chief of New Orleans was murdered, presumably by a Mafia faction, leading to the lynching of several Mafia men by an outraged mob.
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