Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America’s white gangs | Society | The Guardian

ALMIGHTY GAYLORDS The Almighty Gaylords are one of the oldest street gangs in Chicago. This card is a particularly heavy version depicting two klansmen preparing to execute a Simon City Royal rabbit – another white gang.

Surveys of young Americans have shown that 40% identifying as gang members are white, but police tend to undercount them at 10% to 14% and overcount black and Hispanic members, says Babe Howell, a criminal law professor at City University of New York who focuses on crime and race.

“Police see groups of young white people as individuals, each responsible for his or her own conduct, and hold young people of color in street gangs criminally liable for the conduct of their peers,” she says.

via Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America’s white gangs | Society | The Guardian

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