Military Significant Others and Spouse Support - MilitarySOS.com
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: gangs/gang members in the military..

  1. MilitarySOS Jewel
    ~Christina~'s Avatar
    ~Christina~ is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    My own little world
    Posts
    6,772
    #1

    gangs/gang members in the military..

    Advertisements
    So i'm watching Gangland on the History Channel and they are talking about gangs and gang members in the military and how they are becoming a problem...

    Maybe i'm just naive but i never really thought about that...so i'm asking do you think gangs are becoming prevelant and a problem in the U.S. military...?
    wanted to also ask then...what do you think is a good solution to this...?
    Last edited by ~Christina~; 02-23-2009 at 10:38 PM.

    Everyday you spend worrying about tomorrow...you miss living for today...
  2. Senior Member
    *Kim*'s Avatar
    *Kim* is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,112
    #2
    YES! DH hasn't had the experience with it yet but they are training big time for a carrier to come in, in the next few weeks. They said its really bad with the guys that come off the ships.
  3. Senior Member
    Guynavywife's Avatar
    Guynavywife is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    19,321
    Blog Entries
    2
    #3
    There was a large article about this some months ago. I'll look for it. Apparently, gangs are using members in the military to recruit for the gangs.
    And yeah, there is a growing problem with gang membership in the military.
    If you want my opinion on your relationship or life issues, just ask Villanelle!
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleMsSunshine View Post
    I think it's really funny when people come on here, and automatically assume that everyone here is a gung-ho, hoo-rah, i-bleed-red-white-and-blue, kiss-my-military-ass, people-in-uniform-can-do-no-wrong, and i'm-entitled-to-everything bitch.
    "RIP Blackie, and Whitey, New Whitey. Goodbye Poopers and Momma Beige and Lady Grey. New Blackie and the Whitey Sisters rule the roost now!"
  4. Yup... you STILL suck!
    Sugar Butt's Avatar
    Sugar Butt is offline
    Yup... you STILL suck!
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    8,341
    Blog Entries
    1
    #4
    OH heck yeah they are a problem in the military... people don't think about gang members in the military.. heck I was oblivious for a long time..

    The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. ~André Gide
  5. Senior Member
    SenseOfHumor's Avatar
    SenseOfHumor is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    4,791
    #5


    I don't see it that much out here, but right when I first got to my command, one of the 2nd classes in my shop was/is in the Crips (I believe?) back in San Diego.

    And it's no rumor when they say that there are gangs on the carriers.

    I never thought about it until I joined, and got here... and heard first hand stories from people that transferred off carriers.
  6. MilitarySOS Jewel
    ~Christina~'s Avatar
    ~Christina~ is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    My own little world
    Posts
    6,772
    #6
    wow...i really must be oblivious...because i don't really see it here in the civi world at all...at least not out right.. maybe i just don't know what i'm looking at... but i don't doubt it exists...i just didn't think it was that bad..

    Everyday you spend worrying about tomorrow...you miss living for today...
  7. Mom to Rebekah
    Miss.Maggie's Avatar
    Miss.Maggie is offline
    Mom to Rebekah
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Middle of North America
    Posts
    16,420
    #7
    I saw that same episode of Gang Land
    Mom to Rebekah
    Tree hugging, peace loving, hippie.
    I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
    For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
    Khalil Gibran
  8. Account Closed
    Hatetank's Avatar
    Hatetank is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,232
    Blog Entries
    6
    #8
    I haven't noticed any gangs on ships, but I don't move in those circles. It makes sense, though, to send "clean" members into the military, where they have access to all types of government training, weapons and controlled spaces. They could also double as recruiters. I have seen a video of a gang member who was getting kicked out as he was threatening the brig staff and was summarily rushed and restrained. Sadly, I was in the class that was learning how to rush and restrain.
  9. Wah Its called life idiot
    Chevy_Gurl's Avatar
    Chevy_Gurl is offline
    Wah Its called life idiot
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Where Muddin' is Every Day
    Posts
    31,240
    #9
    There is a gang task force here in SD. There is also a problem with gang members enlisting to become better soldiers and bringing their training back to the streets.



  10. Kiss Me Through The Phone!
    Shanoony's Avatar
    Shanoony is offline
    Kiss Me Through The Phone!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Me: South Carolina Him: Portsmouth, VA
    Posts
    3,281
    #10
    I haven't seen or heard about it, but I don't doubt it at all. It's sad because I know a lot of people who join the military to GET AWAY from stuff like that...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •