i watched program about girls and boys in gangs, documentaries with insiders who are still their and those that were and somehow gotten out.
i be worried about my kids but like you MB i found to keep gangs loyal or a more them and us focus between rival gangs especially rival racial based gangs its very very bitter.
Same usa prison system, whites, blacks and Latino are 4 racial gangs in prison, their aint any other. Add guns to that gang mix and its horrendous to think 24 is long to live as a gang member,
i'd worry about that too MB for my kids.
"Our attitude either gets in the way or creates a way," Sam Glenn