The author is serving a year federal prison term for drug and money laundering charges. At 17, 18, there was nothing anyone could tell me. I was angry at the world; I was going to do what I was going to do and that was it. My mother died when I was a kid, my father had left when I was 3. The people who raised me were from a different world.
What A Murder In My Family Reveals About Chicago’s Chinese Gangs
Where All the Madness Began: A Look at Gang History
Criminal street gangs have become one of the most serious crime problems in California. Gang violence-particularly assaults, drive-by shootings, homicides, and brutal home-invasion robberies-accounts for one of the largest, single, personal threats to public safety in this state. The Department of Justice estimates there may be as many as , to , gang members in California. These figures are approximations only since there is no statewide, centralized repository of gang-related information to accurately measure the number of gang members in California.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. An associate of the Asian Assassinz gang legally purchased almost a dozen guns, and was unable to produce 10 of them when asked by police in September , according to a police document created one year later. On Saturday, an alleged member of a rival gang to the Asian Assassinz was killed at a North York bowling alley. Ngo is an alleged member of Chin Pac, a gang embroiled in a years-long feud with the Asian Assassinz, according to a police document obtained by the Star regarding raids that targeted five gangs.