Teenage Girls and Gangs

25 07 2009

http://www.casanet.org/Library/delinquency/teenage.htm

This is an excellent article. So why does a young homegirl decide to become a gang member. Perhaps she has been victimized her whole life and the homeboys and homegirls are the only one to show the child some love.

This article explains a lot of what happens to a girl in the gang and not all girls are sexed in some our jumped in.  It doesn’t go into details of why would a girl or a boy become a gang member.

Most gang members started out living in extreme poverty.  Most of them had no parents because their dad is in prison and their mom is on drugs.   It is often an empty belly as well as lack of parental supervision and feeling a need for love.  The gang bangers know this and they show the young homie love and acceptance.

Money is not going to fix this problem. Kids need mentoring.  People in the hood often feel as though they are alone in the world or that no one cares rather they live or die.





My Hood lost Another Home Boy Two Weeks Ago Today

22 07 2009

Two weeks ago today a 17 year old home boy was shot to death and killed.  He was shot and left to die in a parking lot.

I mourn with his mother and I had to hold my baby girl in my arms while she mourned for her friend. I am sick of the dying and I want to know why the media has ignored this for so long.

I am sick of women losing  their children to violence in the streets. Young men are killing each other everyday. The result of that is always one in the ground and one in Prison for the rest of their life. Two lives ended with one bad decision.

The media says nothing while millions of young men are murdered every year.  When will America wake up?