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  1. Gangs

  2. Gangs • Group, organization, association • Three or more individuals • Common purpose in criminal activity, either collectively or individually

  3. Gangs • Typically have paramilitary structure, hierarchies of leadership • May split into “sets” • Heavy emphasis on recruiting new members • Numbers = Safety

  4. Gangs • Members can be as young as 9 or 12 (peewees, wannabees) • Most are recruited in junior high--ages 13 or 14 • Typical gang member is 14 to 20 (gangbangers) • Leaders are usually 18 to 20 with a few up to 24 or 25 (hardcores) • Entire families may be members with three generations represented

  5. Gang Mindset • Three basic fears • Poverty • Not fitting in • Disrespect (Being “dissed”)

  6. Gang Mindset • The Code of Honor • If you let yourself be disrespected, you’ve let the gang be disrespected, and you will face the consequences!

  7. The Gang Mindset • The Three R’s • Reputation (Rep) • Respect • Retaliation/Revenge No Challenge Goes Unanswered!

  8. Gang Characteristics • Clothing • Tattoos • Hand signs • Graffiti

  9. Handling Gang Members • EMS usually is perceived as “neutral” • Uniforms should look as different from law enforcement as possible • Avoid questions that can be perceived as “interrogation” about specifics of a crime • Demonstrate respect at all times, including when you’re not on calls

  10. Handling Gang Members • Know whose “turf” you’re on • Reluctant, tough behavior by patients may be posturing for other members • Explain what you’re doing and why • Treat possessions as extensions of persons • Use gang leaders to help you control situations

  11. Handling Gang Members • Pay attention to the crowd • Minimize time on scene • Know when to leave!

  12. Gang DON’TS • Don’t approach if multiple gangs present • Don’t assume you are welcome • Don’t separate patient until ready to leave • Don’t treat gang members in the open • Don’t cut “colors”, especially in public • Don’t treat gang members like children

  13. Graffiti • Gang name = Gang turf (usually) • Multiple gang names = Shared territory

  14. Graffiti • Gang names written over, crossed out = Challenge or war

  15. Graffiti • Black graffiti • Crude • Lacks detail • Often offensive

  16. Graffiti • Latino graffiti • Colorful • Artistically creative • Indicates cohesiveness • Identifies gang, territory • Used to communicate with other gangs

  17. Graffiti • White graffiti • Frequently includes slurs against minorities, homosexuals • Often contains names of Punk or Heavy Metal groups • Satanic, devil worship, Nazi symbols • Generally does not mark territory