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Why Young Kids Join Gangs When was the last time you were able to turn on the news and not hear about some sort of violent act Crime is a growing concern amongst most cities and street gangs are behind a lot of the trouble Street gangs have plagued the streets for centuries and there is no stopping the urge to commit such hideous crimes Gangs grow from recruiting young kids but what makes a kid Decide to join a crime filled lifestyle The gang life contains many negative aspects including the most notorious reason for violence drugs Wilson23 Getting high seems appealing to many students but with the excitment of getting high comes the responsibility of buying and selling the drugs The biggest reason for a gang to start would be drugs Miller29 Marijuana might seem like a harmless drug but it can be the most dangerous drug to start doing Wilson17 When someone smokes marijuana it attracts them to use other drugs and these addictions need gang support Lang24 Addictions attract young kids to this lifestyle to keep themselves supplied with drugs With the drug lifestyle comes the violent aspect of it Violence is important to gangs because it draws fear in the eyes of those who try to stand up to them Lang15 Violence is the worst aspect of gang life because it keeps getting worse as gangs keep growing larger Newton67 Violent acts are the biggest reason society has a negative outlook on gang life But young gang members dont start out using violent acts to get attention but by simple crimes like shoplifting Even though shoplifting is a crime that puts people in jail it seems like an easy way for attention for young kids Lang43 Shoplifting is also a very addicting activity because its a rush for the people that do it Shoplifting can start out with something small like a keychain but then it keeps getting
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