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Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in todays cities What has made these groups come about Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and a cool way to live The answers to these questions are pretty much impossible to find Gangs are a direct result of peer pressure To end gang violence you would have to find a way to see how these morals are given to the person Unfortunately the only way to do this would be to guess There is good evidence though to point the blame at many things These are the media the government music drugs and our economic system Gangs are caused by peer pressure and greed Many teens in gangs will pressure peers into becoming part of a gang by making it all sound glamorous Money is also a crucial factor A kid is shown that they could make 200 to 400 for small part time gang jobs Most kids when shown this kind of money would accept Others that were raised with better morals might refuse at first but will later be persuaded by influence of television and movies The average child spends more time at a TV than they spends in a classroom Many shows on television today are extremely violent and are shown from a gangs look on things Gore in television also takes a big part in influencing children Children see gory scenes and are fascinated by these things that they have not seen before Older viewers see gore and are not concerned with the blood but with the pain the victim must feel Kids raised with this sort of television end up growing up with a better chance to become a violent gang member or violent person This is more true when parents dont spend a lot of time with their kids at the TV explaining what is right and what is
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