'Thug life' and peer pressure lure yo...

'Thug life' and peer pressure lure youth to gangs; kids need activities, support to stay off the ...

There are 46 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jun 27, 2009, titled 'Thug life' and peer pressure lure youth to gangs; kids need activities, support to stay off the .... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

He was 9 when he started hanging around with his gang-banging older brothers and friends.

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gang expert

Pearland, TX

#58 Oct 17, 2009
i knew his name was johnny willis out of santa cruz
he was part fff gang
really

San Jose, CA

#59 Oct 19, 2009
My very simple minded maestra,

I too am an educator,with multiple post graduate degrees, and I can clearly see that Mexicans are the problem!!! While it is true that all races are involved with gangs and crime, you must admit that per capita in this country, there is no race represented more in the justice system from gang crimes than hispanics. No body is saying that all mexicans are gang banging idiots, but what we are saying is that the "culure" of your people honor many things other than education, thus leading to a high population of youth with nothing better to do than to get involved with low life gang activities. To defend your people so blindly is an injustice to your own people. Just because you became a teacher, does not mean you should be one. I educate through telling the truth. Why cant you tell the truth and admit to your own people that you are the problem? Why cant you tell the truth and tell your people to stop the killing? Why cant you tell the truth and tell your people to stop the grafitti? Why cant you tell your people the truth and tell them that becoming educated is the only way to break the circle of violence? Educate Maestra, and stop saying everyone is racist. You have a long way to come my simple minded Maestra. By the way, why wouldnt you choose to call your self a teacher rather than a maestra????? No need for a literal translation of your language please. Last time i checked we are supposed to be teaching English in our schools.
maestra wrote:
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Are you serious? Why don't you just admit that you're RACIST. I am a hard-working Mexican American, a teacher and working on my post-graduate degree. Oh, and I'm not a gang member. The problem is not Mexicans. Gangs exist within every race, to simply believe that one race is responsible for all of the violence is racist. Ignorant people like you are the problem.
___ teen___

Oakland, CA

#60 Sep 29, 2010
Henry wrote:
We need to build more prisons.
your crazy why do we need prisons for?? dont we have enough already?? we need more afterschool activities and role models THE PRISONS ARE JUST STILLING MONEY FROM OUR LEARNING so stop suppoting gangs gente focus on the ones who need it who want to succeed, face it gangs have been around for a while there arn't going anywhere...
___ teen___

Oakland, CA

#61 Sep 29, 2010
really wrote:
My very simple minded maestra,
I too am an educator,with multiple post graduate degrees, and I can clearly see that Mexicans are the problem!!! While it is true that all races are involved with gangs and crime, you must admit that per capita in this country, there is no race represented more in the justice system from gang crimes than hispanics. No body is saying that all mexicans are gang banging idiots, but what we are saying is that the "culure" of your people honor many things other than education, thus leading to a high population of youth with nothing better to do than to get involved with low life gang activities. To defend your people so blindly is an injustice to your own people. Just because you became a teacher, does not mean you should be one. I educate through telling the truth. Why cant you tell the truth and admit to your own people that you are the problem? Why cant you tell the truth and tell your people to stop the killing? Why cant you tell the truth and tell your people to stop the grafitti? Why cant you tell your people the truth and tell them that becoming educated is the only way to break the circle of violence? Educate Maestra, and stop saying everyone is racist. You have a long way to come my simple minded Maestra. By the way, why wouldnt you choose to call your self a teacher rather than a maestra????? No need for a literal translation of your language please. Last time i checked we are supposed to be teaching English in our schools.
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your simply a INGNORANT RACIST person not all mexican people end up in the gang life most grow out of it and succeed why cant you just stop profiling us and get a life ''teaching English in our schools.'' i like this part because you say OUR its just funny how you do that see PREJUDICE times are over honey move on... and face it most of the population in the united states are either mexians or latins you cant change that fact...
lil asia

Green Bay, WI

#62 Oct 14, 2010
this is fawk up
Bkabky Loc

Memphis, TN

#63 Aug 26, 2013
I LOVE THIS LIFE. I JUST CANT STOP bKANGING CRIPK

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