It's the offseason, and since most of you have poohie opinions anyway I thought I'd start this thread up. Background: In the Member Pics III thread user "duvaldomo" posted saying he was a member of the Crip gang. This post was made, which piqued my interest:
A pansyass that joins a gang should be defended?
Someone that is in a gang that is known to deal drugs, kill people, rob people, etc. should be honored.
I will rip on the pansy jiggly butt all I want and have no problem doing it.
Hey, I'm a tough guy, I'll go kill innocent people because I'm too much of a pansy to deal with life on my own.
I would say it to his face in a second.
He'll be with his 'gang' though because he's so tough that he can't deal with issues dealt to him on his own.
Go ahead, defend someone that is in a gang.
Have fun with it.
If he hasn't done anything yet it's only a matter of time before he does if he's in a gang.
I know about those gangs and know plenty of sad stories associated with them.
Not an ounce of respect is deserved.
Naturally, the entire basis of the post is bunk because of the immature assumptions made by its author, but I realize there are probably a great many of you out there that agree with the post. Let's try and have a reasonable discussion free from baseless assumptions about the validity, necessity, and inherent morality of gangs.
But before we start, I'd like to make one thing clear: There is to be NO reference to ANY posters named in this original post. Assess the content, but do NOT question any of the posters' credibility or character outside the context of this debate. This isn't a topic about duvaldomo and his masculinity, so any rips or infantile rips on him will be reported immediately. This is a thread about gangs, not one gang member.
That said, let's begin.
The Crips were originally begun to afford its members something even the police could not: safety in their native Los Angeles. From these beginnings has spawned a massive organization with roughly 30,000 members, however gone are the tightly knit beginnings, and the Crips are now "a loosely connected network of individual sets, often engaged in open warfare with one another."
So the questions are: Are gangs a good thing now? Were they a good thing at their inception? How deeply has their progression influenced America?
ight then kick it but keep it civilized