Dangerous Gangs in Maine You Didn’t Know Existed, Until Now
I watched a documentary recently called, Cocaine Cowboys on Netflix. It was extremely interesting how easily this gang infiltrated, well, everyone during their court processes, including people high up in the government and within several police departments.
According to Netflix, the documentary is about,
Two childhood friends go from high school dropouts to the most powerful drug kingpins in Miami in this true story of a crime saga that spanned decades.
The kingpins were able to get away with many crimes because cops, officials, court personnel, judges, the government, and even their jurors were paid off and bribed to make things go their way.
The FBI did a study and they found that there are 11 nationally recognized gangs, and nine are in Maine. There are so many different groups, you can't say they're coming from Boston or New York.
- Latin Kings
- Tiny Rascals Gang
- Surenos 13
- Maine Elements
- Urban Boys for Life
- Underground Thugs
- The Portland Boys
- P-Town Soldiers/Bitches
- Unauthorized Outlaws
- East Side Til I Die
I myself have only heard of 3 of these gangs and I wasn't aware that Maine has an array of gangs currently under operation, according to the above report.
Gangs are obviously not something you want to run into or be a part of. There are different levels of danger that are committed by gangs.
General dangers of gangs are as follows,
Consequences of gang membership may include exposure to drugs and alcohol, age-inappropriate sexual behavior, difficulty finding a job because of lack of education and work skills, removal from ones family, imprisonment and even death.
Because of movies like Godfather and Goodfellas mobsters and gangs have become a popular thing. But what I want to know is what gang members do all day long?
So I researched this question and according to How Stuff Works,
Daily gang life is generally not very exciting. Gang members sleep late, sit around the neighborhood, drink and do drugs and possibly go to a meeting place in the evening, such as a pool hall or roller rink. They may work a street corner selling drugs or commit petty crimes like vandalism or theft.