Okay...I just dont understand it. What is the use of being in a gang? Someone pleasssssse tell me. Just yesterday, after walking home from school, I got some very sad news that two streets over from me, there had been a massive shooting. As the person was telling me, i immediately remembered the house they were referring to. It was a very run down place where guys and girls were constantly going in and out of. Everyday as i would walk down the street, About 20 of them would always be on the corner smokin a blunt and often times passing a joint. They all looked as if something else was inhabbiting their very souls, and they had no control over their action or what they said out of their mouths. They would look at me as i passed as if i was trespassing on their turf or something. But at any rate, the person said that one girl was just going ballistic. And as she was releasing her anger, a red navigator pulled up and guys dressind in red got out and opened fire on every one in the front lot of the house and the house itself. But as the one girl was hiding behind a car she felt the opportunity to run for her life, but there was no ecscape from the bullets that struct her twice in the back, once in the arm, and once in the leg. The young men then got back in the truck and sped off. I later on found out that everyone who was fired upon was supposedly a Crip. As i sat in amazement at the fact that gangs still subsists, and that they were right in my immediate neighborhood, and that there were still poeple, young people willing to be associated with them, I became speechless. I mean is acceptance so desirable that your willing to risk your very life and soul and willingly take others in the process? And when you really think about it, the love that you are seeking cant be found in these people. If they really loved you, like you think, then why would they use you as a scape goat, using you for their durty work. Why would they influence you to do such devious thing. And what you must do is think in to the future, cuz thats what your not doin, your just looking at the present, do you not realise that with your immense crimminal record, it will become almost impossible to get a career and establish yourself in this would that is becoming so intolerant of your unlawful behavior? If you have a felony, you will automatically lose your right to vote...I mean It just not worth is people...And maybe these things are all irrelevant to you at this age, but trust me, its not as cute when your 40 and 50 years old living a life not fit for dogs, or sitting in a jail cell looking at your calender that cant even tell you that you have 125 more years left to think about what you did when you were 14, 15, 16, or either laying 6 feet under not knowing anything. And being in a gang is so selfish, your not only putting yourself, but your putting your loved ones and friends in danger too. And you can believe that they worry about, despite what those fools that you call your gang family have led you to believe, for your true family are the ones who want whats best for you and want to see you succeed in life. so do me a favor and think long and hard if your in a gang...and see if the outcomes (poverty, death, ect.) are worth it all... ITS NOT WORTH IT IS IT...?