Master Forrest G. Blair

6 Tips to Avoid Being Robbed

6 Tips to Avoid Being Robbed

Happy New Year to all. It’s time to get back to basics. During one of my last family night events we talked a lot about gangs but we also talked about things you can do to avoid being robbed yourself. Sometimes in order to understand the mindset of a criminal you have to learn to think like one. So, with that said, here is my first set of tips... 

January 12, 2010 | Continue reading »

Gangs in Schools

Gangs in Schools

Gangs are not limited to situations outside the school or classroom nor are bullying situations limited to the hallways and classrooms inside. Ask yourself these questions about your child’s scool situation and, if you don’t know or like the answers, speak to your school’s administrative staff about your concerns. Does your child’s... 

December 7, 2009 | Continue reading »

Is Your Child Involved with a Gang?

Is Your Child Involved with a Gang?

With all of the news coverage and information regarding gangs and gang violence you may suddenly find yourself wondering whether or not your child is involved with, or even interested in, gang life. Here’s another list of things you should be keeping a look out for. Children who are leaning towards gang life, whether they initially realize it... 

November 10, 2009 | Continue reading »

Gang Clothing Styles

Gang Clothing Styles

There’s been a lot of debate recently over whether or not public schools should implement the use of uniforms. While most of the kids are inclined to disagree, most of the (informed) parents understand that in today’s changing society the need to fit in stems far out of the realm of normal behavior and into the realm of dress as well. A... 

November 2, 2009 | Continue reading »

The Structure of a Street Gang: P4

The Structure of a Street Gang: P4

Over the past few weeks we’ve talked a lot about the actual structure of some of today’s street gangs. Today we’ll wrap it up by talking about gang recruitment and gang activities. Gang Recruitment Some gangs are open to recruiting anyone who is willing to become a member. Others are more ethnic in their choices based on their activities.... 

August 27, 2009 | Continue reading »

The Structure of a Street Gang: P3

The Structure of a Street Gang: P3

Secondary members, as a whole, are lower on the food chain. Secondary personnel do not have access to inside information. They don’t know where the drugs, products, or cash are stored. They may not broker any deal, indicate terms of payment, or make any type of arrangement unless instructed to do so by a primary gang member. Included within the... 

August 18, 2009 | Continue reading »

The Structure of a Street Gang: P2

The Structure of a Street Gang: P2

Let’s continue with our discussion about street gangs and take a look at top tier gang members. Most gangs have several tiers when it comes to the way members are ranked. At the top level you’ll find the top dog figurehead (in the mafia referred to as the Godfather). he is considered an entrepreneur and usually presents two faces to the... 

August 14, 2009 | Continue reading »

The Structure of a Street Gang: P1

The Structure of a Street Gang: P1

At least half of the members of today’s gangs are adults. The adults prey upon and recruit juveniles because they are incredibly impressionable. Juveniles are less likely to receive harsh penalties if they are arrested and are eager to impress their superiors, the adult career criminals. Many juveniles feel family and ethnic ties are enough of... 

August 12, 2009 | Continue reading »