Gang recruitment?

Okay kids, don’t hang out in front of my house, late at night, talking loud, ’cause I’ll write about you.
One of the neighborhood teenage kids was hanging out last night (within curfew) with two of his school associates out on the sidewalk. Maybe the nature of their discussions was the reason why they weren’t in front of neighborhood kid’s (NK) house.
From what I could make out (ah the joy of a house with no insulation) was NK’s friends was trying to convince him that he should join up with them for his own protection against other gangs of kids who would jump him. NK was evasive and confident that he could handle his own.
The funny thing is these kids no older than 16 were calling each other ‘son’. I realize that ‘son’ is a form of address used by popular rap artists. But really, what are you? 15? 14? Calling someone son? Well it is at least better than the ‘N’ word. But they were using a lot of that too.
Anyway, I digress. NK’s mom has stepped in before to shoo gang recruiters, like the kids hanging out, away. I think, observing NK, that she has possibly instilled in him a good reason to rebuff his little gang friends.

2 thoughts on “Gang recruitment?”

  1. You know, trying to convince a kid to join a gang, like three feet from his mom? Not the brightest idea.

    but then if gangs were _smart_ they wouldn’t be full of 15 year olds…

  2. Does no one ever read my comment policy?
    No One?
    I’ve been getting anon comments daily, and it is beginning to piss me off.
    If you are going to post put down some initials. Claim the blasted thing.

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