Gangland is a television show that gives the inside scoop on gangs. The show gives background information on various cities and the involvement of gangs. Gangland shows how the gangs affect the cities. Each episode, Gangland focuses on a different city. They give a detailed account of gang members. The members sometime conceal their faces and distort their voice to protect their identity, while others show their face. Some of the members give a detailed account on how the gangs affected their life. Most start off young, feeling they have no choice. Either join a gang, or risk dying. They live a dangerous life of drugs, and criminal activity, trying to make a name for themselves.
The members of a gang feel superior to others and can trip on a dime. Since money is the top incentive for most gang members they target everyone.
Gangs prey on the innocent, and misguided. They extort a persons weakness. Whether it be supplying drugs or robbing homes. Fear is what they like to achieve. They are after control and money.
Most times the gangs are at war with each other and rival gangs. They want to have clear boundaries of turf. Gangs will never stop on their own, and the police struggle to keep up with them. Gangland shows how the members are always changing and how the loyalty that exists inside the gangs is very hard to break through.
Fear is a big motivator. Gangs most often kill people who give information to the police about them. With this being known, people are reluctant to talk to the cops. Leaving the police without witnesses to a crime.
Gangs are a very real part of society. The news is not filled with stories of gangs like in the 90's. Gangland is a series that shows the real life that many people live or have to live with.
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