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  • Merriam-Webster Definition = the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion

    There's really no reason to NOT call gang violence terrorism. And, perhaps if our governmental system(s) called it what it is, we'd see a decrease.

    Not going to get into it anymore than that, it is what it is, acts of violence against large populations (often serial in nature) on domestic soil.

  • Gangs should be considered domestic terrorist

    Street gangs have a economic agenda in that is to monopolize sales on weapons , narcotics, prostitution and many other illegal commercial crimes, the end result comes murders. The very fact they have an economic agenda could possibly be seen under the color of the law as political. In which would qualify street gangs as domestic terrorist.

  • Today's gangs are a threat to national security

    Today's gangs are NOT just groups of "misguided punks". They have evolved into vicious "super criminals" whose reckless use of extreme violence rivals al Qaeda and the Taliban. The lack of media attention has kept their heinous activities out of the public view. Because they are unidentifiable belligerents operating among the very populace they terrorize, they can be considered "terrorist". All convicted gang members should have their citizenship stripped away and deported to a third-world country.

  • Terrorism is capitalizing on fear

    Gang stability is based on fear and violence. Gangs attempt to steal territor that is not theirs, and control it through brutal beatings and murder, and make a living out of selling drugs, theft and extortion. "They come from poor areas" boohoo, people just like them create the difficulties associated with poor areas. Being poor doesn't mean you have to sling dope, kill, and steal. Police are restricted by laws that don't apply well to the situation, thus dealing with gangs is difficult and arduous. Any gang affiliated thug who lives off of fear and theft should be considered an enemy combatant, and treated as such.

  • Gangs should be considered terrorists

    As one writer stated that gangs have no political agenda in their fight, they still end up killing innocent people. Sometimes their killings are the result of initiation protocols. If they were doing good for the neighborhood for example policing the streets, becoming positive role models,.. Then I would consider them as equal but if they wish to do harm to fellow humans, then they should be exterminated as if they were ISIS here in the States.

  • Gangs should definitely be considered terrorists

    They kill innocent people, rape innocent people (women and children), deal and do drugs on the street, have international ties to know terrorist groups, etc. They don't care about anything but themselves. They are definitely terrorizing society as a whole, therefore they should be labeled terrorists. Terrorist laws should be changed to include gangs too.

  • Gangs should definitely be considered terrorists

    They kill innocent people, rape innocent people (women and children), deal and do drugs on the street, have international ties to know terrorist groups, etc. They don't care about anything but themselves. They are definitely terrorizing society as a whole, therefore they should be labeled terrorists. Terrorist laws should be changed to include gangs.

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  • Gangs are most definitely terrorists!!

    Over 2000 shootings and nearing 500 dead from gang violence in Chicago alone. What is wrong with US? I am sick of Americans fealing sorry for these people. This is NOT an economic problem. This is about several groups of sorry-@$$ individuals that have nothing better to do than take the lives of OUR citizens. They are no better than the ANIMALS that crashed the world trade center. How dare we stand for this terrorism. All gang members know what they do is wrong and still continue to do it. They don't deserve prison. They deserve the death penalty...On the spot. I really hope there's at least one gang member reading this. YOU NEED TO CHANGE RIGHT THIS MINUTE.

  • Violence is violence.

    If you are just a plebe acting in the name of a mythical creature or someone who failed in life and have to turn to killing. Terrorist. Back in the day we hung horse thieves. Its simple. Replace the poor with machines. End the chance of uprising. Hail America Hail Freedom

  • No gangs are not terrorist groups

    Because you listen to the news you hear of gang on gang crimes like this gangster did a drive by to a rival gang member. But you never hear someone saying oh look an al sha bob member shooting an isis member or alkida member plus gang members say don't tell the cops terrorist say tell everybody you know.

  • Gangs should be considered terrorists

    As one writer stated that gangs have no political agenda in their fight, they still end up killing innocent people. Sometimes their killings are the result of initiation protocols. If they were doing good for the neighborhood for example policing the streets, becoming positive role models,.. Then I would consider them as equal but if they wish to do harm to fellow humans, then they should be exterminated as if they were ISIS here in the States.

  • Should gangs be considered terrorism?

    Hell no! This is a way for the government to kill off people that they cannot control. This is one fucked up country that we live in, and I just want to hit the lotto so that I can afford to leave this fucking Nazis shit hole before the real mass killings start.

  • The difference comes in the definition

    Are both horrible in the end? Yes, but these are two different ideologies and psychological group behaviour. Terrorism is of a political nature and the violence that derives from there is as well. The simplest way to put it is that Terrorism is about a group of people using violence and threats to accomplish a certain political goal or statement.

    Gangs come from a more social aspect. Traditionally, Gangs grow from areas of social unrest but don't have a particular political agenda. Also Gang violence in a singular instance is traditionally not as large as a terrorism.

    However, it is possible for Gangs to make the leap to Terrorist if their goals and attacks become political in nature or the amount of danger caused.

  • Gang crime should not be considered terrorism.

    Terrorism is fundamentally different from gang crime. Gangs arise from tribalism, often in low socioeconomic urban areas. People use terror as a political tool in order to get demands met from a government or organization. Gangs often target each other and fight gang wars, which the police don't care about. Terrorists target innocent people.

  • No But It Shouldn't Matter, The Act is Just as Harmful No Matter the Motivation

    Terrorism is just violent crime that is for political or religious reasons. But crime is crime is crime. Why should it be treated any different? Had 9/11 been carried out by a bunch of people who had no political or religious agenda and just wanted "kicks" it would've been just as harmful, yet not technically terrorism. People should focus more on the act itself not the motivation. The act itself is wrong, the why is just the why. Had 9/11 been carried out by people just doing it for kicks we'd probably have special legislation against thrill-seeking violence instead of terrorism.

  • Terrorism is completely different

    Terrorism is used to sway political parties, members of politics, or just the general public. Gang crimes are usually against opposing members of gangs. Since there is no political or religious motive in these gang violence/killings. It is a waste of time to think of gang members as terrorists

  • Gang crime should not be considered terrorism

    Gangs that attack innocent non-gang related people are considered terrorists, but I think they are common thieves and hoodlums. Never has there been a gang in America that has blown up a building or killed mass amounts of people at one time. Gangs can be dealt with by the local police department. No military is need for gangs.

  • No, it should be considered gang crime.

    We already have laws against theft, violence, rape, and other crimes. There's no need to trump up charges even further, especially with the high prison population. This is a problem of a criminal justice system that does not rehabilitate offenders. All the system is good at is separating offenders from society, which is why people want more separation.


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