Gangland, New York City, Part 2

Arinde, Nayaba
February 2006
New York Amsterdam News;2/16/2006, Vol. 97 Issue 8, p3
The article shows concern over children's interest in joining gangs in the United States. A Staten Island "mob group" of four teenagers including Steven Molinaro, the 17-year-old grandson of Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, were charged with attempted murder and gang assault for stabbing Richard Orloski, 14, with a knife and an ice pick. Most children get in gangs because they want money or protection or they want the notoriety. Eighty percent of the gang related crime is done by those who wanted to be a gang member. Some youth as young as nine years old are joining gangs.


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