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Old 10-28-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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The only good thing about about this story is hot-heads like that kid are usually murdered at a pretty young age...hopefully young enough that he never has the chance to reproduce.
That's a little extreme.

That's a very sad story though, that gangmember and the girl should've been dragged off the bus and "disrespected" (get their a55 whipped) in front of a crowd of people and if the other kid wants to get "disrespected" too he could get it right along with them.

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Old 10-28-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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I am a gang member. "Brrrrraaaaaaatttttttttt!"

Just kidding.

Anybody that tries anything stupid is getting a thorough ass woopin

I've been asked "what set you claim" or whatever and I just say "i don't bang" and then we're cool.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, since I do live in the part of town with mostly, well, all black gangs, it is the same way. If you act like a gang member, you may get questioned, but, if not, they leave you alone. Well, they may think you are a cop and alert everyone that there is a cop on the block...
Thing is, I suspect I'd stick out just a tiny bit more in your neighborhood than you do -- as in, pretty obvious I don't "belong" there. It's harder to make that distinction in my neighborhood, pretty much no matter what your race or ethnicity or social status.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Central, IL
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Thing is, I suspect I'd stick out just a tiny bit more in your neighborhood than you do -- as in, pretty obvious I don't "belong" there. It's harder to make that distinction in my neighborhood, pretty much no matter what your race or ethnicity or social status.
We both would stick out the same here in my neighborhood. Like when I go walking down Michigan at the Roseland shopping area, I get tons of looks and stares, and even a couple of times, people thought maybe I was an undercover officer since I was in the area...LOL
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Denver
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That's a little extreme.

That's a very sad story though, that gangmember and the girl should've been dragged off the bus and "disrespected" (get their a55 whipped) in front of a crowd of people and if the other kid wants to get "disrespected" too he could get it right along with them.
I donno...I have no sympathy for people like that who get what's coming to them. People like that are a complete detriment to society. They don't give anything, only take away.

I don't wish death on anyone, but when bad things happen to bad people, I don't mourn them.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Where ocean meets up with the naked land.
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I wouldn't say that. Like someone stated above, it also depends what race you are and where you are located. There have been men who have shot and killed based on their physical appearance and their facial "similarities" to a gang's fellow 'enemy'. Also, drive by shootings happen and someone who is completely innocent who keeps to themselves might become the victim of a bullet. So, saying that 'keeping to yourself' will ultimately keep you safe is slightly wrong.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Central, IL
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I wouldn't say that. Like someone stated above, it also depends what race you are and where you are located. There have been men who have shot and killed based on their physical appearance and their facial "similarities" to a gang's fellow 'enemy'. Also, drive by shootings happen and someone who is completely innocent who keeps to themselves might become the victim of a bullet. So, saying that 'keeping to yourself' will ultimately keep you safe is slightly wrong.

Will keeping to yourself guarentee safety no, nothing anyone does in life can guarentee they will never be a victim, but not keeping to yourself can increase your chances.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Like HOA's?
LOL. The key difference is that HOAs won't shoot you. They'll just sue you to death.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Well in the D.C. area is not so much of them G-checkin for colors and gangs, its hoods.

If a group of dudes walk up on you and ask you where you from and you say a hood that they think is soft or beef with then you can be jumped, stabbed, robbed or killed. There was a 14 year old that was killed over that some years ago in Northeast D.C. and til this day it still happens. Luckily my hood doesn't beef with anyone anymore, so I can say I'm from Kenilworth and no one gonna try and fake on me.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: STL
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Not all gang members want to murder or hurt you.. If that were the case, the US would have 500,000+ homicides a year. A lot of gang members are like any other human being and don't want to actually bang.
Then explain the high murder rates of Chicago, LA, and New Orleans?
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