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The on-going problem with violent crimes committed by Asian gangs in North America has escalated over the past decade When people hear of the term Asian gang most people associate it to organized crime which isnt completely correct When using the term Asian this includes many ethnic groups such as Korean Chinese Japanese and Vietnamese to just name a few According to Asian Gangs A Bibliography by Bihn P Le 1999 Asian gangs are a relatively new phenomenon in which members do not respect the law the lives of their victims or even their own lives while terrorizing the Asian-American communities As the immigration trends continue the problems with Asian gangs can only get worse Chinese crime syndicates trace back to the 17th Century where the Triads were responsible for resistance groups in China Kaihla 1991 Buddhist monks in China formed to overthrow invading Mongolians who threatened the Chinese Ming Dynasty The Triad name was taken after its symbol the triangle which represented the three fundamental elements of the universe heaven earth and man The revolutionary efforts of the 17th Century monks failed but the secret association remained and developed into a feared criminal group Following World War II the Triads began their move into North America Kaihla 1999 The first sign of these gangs were reported in San Francisco in the mid-19th Century Many Asian immigrants arrived to work on the gold rush that was taking place in California at that time Later it was the construction of the transcontinental railroads and the mining boom that lured the masses of Asian immigrant to North America Zhu 1997 With this happening many new Asian immigrants moved into San Franciscos Chinatown and area of the city that was centrally located and consisted of lower income housing Since then this area in San Francisco has grown into one of the largest ethnic enclaves in North America Lee 1999 With all these people moving into a confined
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