1879); Major Sleeman, Report on the Depredations committed by the Thug Gangs (Calcutta, 1840); J.
In Spitalfields gangs of thieves stood at the street corners and openly rifled all who came near.
The Sep- While this assembly was in progress gangs of assassins tember massacres.
Gangs of carpenters hoping for high pay arrived in Moscow every day, and on all sides logs were being hewn, new houses built, and old, charred ones repaired.
Anti-Italian demonstrations occurred periodically also at Vienna, while in Dalmatia and Croatia Italian fishermen and workmen (Italian citizens, not natives) were subject to attacks by gangs of half-savage Croats, which led to frequent diplomatic incidents.
These large charges are puddled by two gangs of four men each, and a great saving in fuel and labour is effected.
A great number of other statutes confer powers or impose duties upon district councils, such as the acts relating to town gardens, agricultural gangs, fairs, petroleum, infant life protection, commons, open spaces, canal boats, factories and workshops, margarine, sale of horse-flesh and shop hours.
gangs of looters, the scenes of predators and prey, the tales of rape and murder.
He would find a bar where gangs hung out and purposely pick a fight with the biggest, most obnoxious member.
Cicero and Livy bear testimony to the disappearance of a free plebs from the country districts and its replacement by gangs of slaves working on great estates.
The Thugs were a well-organized confederacy of professional assassins, who in gangs of whom 10 to 200 travelled in various guises through India, wormed themselves into the confidence of wayfarers of the wealthier class, and, when a favourable opportunity occurred, strangled them by throwing a handkerchief or noose round their necks, and then plundered and buried them.
Though instances of Thagi (Thuggee) had been known to the English rulers in India for many years, and sporadic efforts had been made by them towards the extinction of the gangs, it was not till Lord W.
20, 25), or the exalted position of the Israelites as officials and overseers, while the remnant of the pre-Israelite inhabitants serve in labour gangs (ix.
He fought for his own hand, but his supremacy was certainly better than the rule of gangs of plundering nobles.
What had previously, it seems, been a well-peopled region, with peasant proprietors, kept healthy by careful drainage, became in the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. a district consisting in large measure of huge estates (latifundia) owned by the Roman aristocracy, cultivated by gangs tion, of slaves.
Small military expeditions had constantly to be employed to break up slave-raiding gangs or reduce to order tribes which blocked trade routes or made war on other tribes living peaceably under British protection.
This was a measure for the repression of local riots, empowering justices in every shire to suppress clubmen (trailbastons), gangs of marauders who had been rendering the roads unsafe.
The stereotypes of happy smiling natives from Columbian cocaine cartels to the Jamaican yardie gangs are transformed.
cowardly attacks, carried out by gangs, have been serious enough to feature in the local media.
In the countryside gangs of them roam wild inflicting terrible depredations, kidnapping, burning, looting, holding whole villages to ransom.
But without organized combat detachments, the most heroic masses will be smashed bit by bit by the Fascist gangs.
dope smoking gangs of youths, club with nails attached handed into Police.
The girls were shot dead - innocent victims caught up in a bloody feud between two notorious street gangs.
There is not rough justice but rough injustice when neighborhoods are terrorized by gangs and the system is not capable of protecting them.
Yet rural organized criminal gangs still persist in isolated sections of the nation.
Supremacy in the violent world is short lived as younger, hungrier and more ruthless gangs move in.
Steps must now be taken by the Home Office to make child and teenage street gangs redundant before it is too late.
People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to pick on rich women than biker gangs.
As a reporter in the Belfast office of the Dublin-based Sunday World he had investigated the criminal and paramilitary activities of loyalist gangs.
It will also help to tackle the people smuggling gangs who exploit those hoping for a better life.
guillemot eggs was amassed through liaisons with egg collecting gangs established at Bempton cliffs near Flamborough.
A visit is not expected to New Orleans, where armed gangs have shot at US military helicopters.
humane to make desperate people prey to unscrupulous and illegal trafficking gangs.
However, the main threat continues to be external fraud, perpetrated by individuals or organized criminal gangs.
We have busted several gangs involved in sectarian killings.
In some villages women were raped by gangs of youths and a growing number were murdered, often by their own kin.
I was given a litany of state failure: gangs with guns but police too thinly spread to make much difference.
There is also a significant effect in certain areas from poaching gangs who use lurchers to run down hares, often at night.
Mafia gangs involved in the sale of babies abroad is not easy for the Bulgarian police.
The film is a story of drugs, gangs and bloody mayhem with a pinch of black humor thrown in.
Mink attacks threaten water voles - Water voles in parts of East Yorkshire are being targeted by gangs of wild American mink attacks threaten water voles - Water voles in parts of East Yorkshire are being targeted by gangs of wild American mink.
orchestrated by fascist gangs, it came from sophisticated Spanish society.
pales in comparison to the carnage of the turf wars between rival crack gangs a decade ago.
Bow haulers Men working in gangs to pull boats or barges, from the towing paths.
perpetrated by gangs - armed with guns and fuelled by drugs.
Then the big work started, with several gangs of laborers digging deep pits at timed intervals.
preconceptions about the nature of street gangs.
These keelboatmen were exempt from being taken by the navy press gangs.
Also, fully automatic rocket launchers and missiles were increasingly the tools of the trade of criminal gangs and terrorist groups.
sentry vigilant, Tony has posted sentries to look out for rival gangs or the rozzers.
shimmy across ledges or climb hand-over-hand to avoid guards or roaming prison gangs.
There are no ' gangs of racist skinheads ' in the BNP.
spate of killings have marked the campaign, with police officers frequently becoming targets of organized criminal gangs.
In the cities sprawl increasingly " Gangs " which defend their areas with brutal force against intruders.
totewns and cities Ã¢ once peaceful Ã¢ now overrun with gangs toting guns.
During the 1980's the large tractors were replaced with mini tractors that pull gangs of self steering trailers behind them.
The slaves were forwarded thence in gangs to different towns, especially to Marrakesh, Fez and Mequinez.
The manufacture of table-ware is carried on by small gangs of men and boys.
Like gangs, " houses " vie for turf and reputation, with fighting replaced by sashaying down catwalks in competitive " balls ".
Ever vigilant, Tony has posted sentries to look out for rival gangs or the rozzers.
As Riddick, players can jump, climb, shimmy across ledges or climb hand-over-hand to avoid guards or roaming prison gangs.
By the 1850s, dozens of gangs thrived in the Irish slums of the major American cities.
A spate of killings have marked the campaign, with police officers frequently becoming targets of organized criminal gangs.
Towns and cities Ã¢ once peaceful Ã¢ now overrun with gangs toting guns.
Thinly sliced strawberries find their way into gangs with meat and chilies or served with vegetables boiled in coconut milk.
In those days, gangs were generally comprised of members of the same race and ethnic background.
In 1825, Forty Thieves and a host of other gangs forced New York City officials to finally announce their city had a gang problem.
Today, gangs operate in every major city in America.
To the contrary, the number of people in street gangs seems to be on the rise.
There are three distinct types of gangs, and they are either defined by location, who is allowed in, or the gang's activities.
Ethnic gangs define themselves by their nationality or race.
Turf gangs define themselves by the territory that they control.
These gangs often name themselves after the areas they control.
If members from rival gangs stray into their territory, the punishment is usually a beating (a beat down) or even death.
Prison gangs flourish in the big house because they offer protection on the inside.
There are a number of street gangs in operation American, but some are very well known.
Because gangs so often participate in dangerous activities, teens can get caught up in a violent lifestyle that's nearly impossible to break away from.
Teens in gangs have access to drugs through other gang members.
It was director Martin Scorsese who lured him back to do Gangs of New York but after finishing There Will Be Blood, he has no major projects in the works.
During the latter part of the twentieth century, tattoos were primarily utilized by microcultures, such as motorcycle gangs, street gangs, and punks.
For many people it's a black leather jacket worn by bad boys and motorcycle gangs.
Beatdown is 50% brawlin', 30% gangs and 20% profanity.
After interrupting and disbanding a drug deal between two huge gangs, you are kicked out of the family…without a pardon.
You can help someone get revenge, take out small-time gangs, and arbitrarily beatdown someone you don't like.
In the upper right-hand corner of the screen are two icons: a shield for the police and a skull representing the gangs.
Protagonist Carl Johnson left his hometown in San Andreas five years earlier to escape the corruption, drugs and gangs of the inner city.
There are 2 other rival gangs looking to take over your turf.
"Red Steel" is a war against the evil gangs of Little Tokyo as you parade your character around with a katana.
This behavior can be particularly destructive when these feelings of dependence are transferred to involvement with gangs or cults.
Youth gangs are variously defined in the social science and criminal justice literature.
Youth gangs are bound by a common ethnicity, race, social class, or other determinant and employ distinctive symbols, including style and color of dress, hand signs, tattoos, and graffiti.
Gangs serve some individuals as a substitute family structure.
Youth gangs typically engage in delinquent, criminal, and violent activities, often for financial gain.
Gangs have been a part of U.S. culture since the early 19th century.
Immigrant youth organized themselves into street gangs, often as a means of economic survival.
Later research, however, has revealed a growing number of girl gangs, with estimates as high as 10 percent of all youth gangs.
However, the incidence of female gangs may be much higher than reports indicate.
When young women become involved in gangs, it is usually through relationships with boyfriends or brothers, according to research by A.
The Survey estimated that "youth gangs were active in over 2,300 cities with populations over 2,500 in 2002."
Research studies throughout the 1980s and 1990s, during a period of growing gang involvement among North American youth, cite complex social problems as the root cause of the persistence and proliferation of youth gangs.
Early intervention is the most effective means of diverting at-risk youth into pro-social activities and associations before they seek affiliation with youth gangs.
Young people need information about alternatives to street gangs that can realistically meet their needs in pro-social ways.
Eliminating underlying social problems that lead to development of youth gangs and strengthening community ties can reduce the influence of gangs and deter gang crime that thrives when neighborhoods fail to work together.
The prevalence of youth gangs throughout the United States, and the increase in violence associated with gang membership are serious issues of concern for any parent.
"Gangs, gang homicides, and gang loyalty: Organized crimes or disorganized criminals."
Decker. "Girls, guys, and gangs: Convergence or divergence in the gendered construction of gangs and groups."
"Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Gangs."
Youth gangs, commonly associated with inner-city neighborhoods, are a recognizable peer group among youth in smaller cities, suburbs, and even rural areas.
Gangs are particularly visible in communities with a significant portion of economically disadvantaged families and when parents are conflicted, distant, or unavailable.
In addition, they have found habitual truants are more likely to belong to gangs and participate in violent crimes and assaults.
The root causes of truancy are complex and varied and can include drug use, membership in a peer group of truants or gangs, lack of direction in education, poor academic performance, and violence at or near school.
"The Rumble" is a fight scene between the rival gangs: the Sharks and the Jets.
While obvious gang symbols such as colors, bandannas, and sports logos may be eliminated, some gangs can establish their "colors" with a simple variation on buttoning their shirt, tying their tie, or even the way they lace their shoes.
Hell's Kitchen may evoke images of poor tenants, gangs, and crime.
Pitted against him are the increasingly lawless motorcycle gangs, made up of pitiless thugs and outlaws.
In Road Warrior, it is the wheeled gangs, living on the plunder of civilization, that are warring against the few remaining pockets of a gentler society.
They are protecting a working oilwell from the savage gangs that would enslave them and take their fuel.
There are Dickensian slums and crime gangs, gaslit streets, a police inspector that recalls Doyle's Inspector Lestrade, and railroads.
Yet in some Tusban provinces, as, for instance, that of Grosseto, where malaria rages, laborers are organized in gangs under corporals, who undertake harvest work.
The ploughs are driven in "gangs" under the eye of a superintendent, who rides with them.
Gangs are more prevalent in neighborhoods where the community network is weak, with few ties among individual residents or between residents and conventional community institutions.
Researchers studying gang life focused first on the behavior of male gangs.
Since most gangs are recognized by the clothing, hats, colors, or jewelry they wear, school uniforms are believed to remove some of the intimidation.
Uniforms can also make it difficult for rival gangs to recognize each other by sight.
In addition, studies have proven that children and teens who spend quality time with strong adult role models are less likely to do drugs, commit suicide, get pregnant, or join gangs.
Reduce Gang Activity-Unfortunately, even small towns aren't immune to the influence of gangs on young people.
By requiring uniforms, clothing that is typically associated with gangs is eliminated, and at least some of a gang's influence is reduced.
Meanwhile, in Tharawaddy, or the country east of the Irrawaddy, and in the south of Henzada, much disorder was caused by a revolt, the leaders of which were, however, defeated by the British and their gangs dispersed.
The harrows and drills are worked in "gangs" as the Seeding' ploughs were.
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