In a city like Boston, setting off gangs or gang members or neighborhoods as control groups is nonsensical.
Baraka actually suggests that his ties to gang leaders would allow him to broker a peace among the gangs of Newark.
The informant then asked 28-year-old Gitschlag if he could buy more guns for members of his gang.
Suffering a brain injury as a result of gang violence or an abusive home is very different than one on the football field.
The proposal was crafted by a group of senators known as the gang of Six and discussed with Obama on Tuesday morning.
There were three in the gang and they got him and the radio paper which was stolen from our file.
But no doubt the gang had thought caution to be the better part of hate.
Yell hae to gang ben, gudeman, said she, and speak to Watty.
Then, when you get in with the right people, you will open the front door some night and let in the gang.
Another is stolen, and the gang is ready for business again.
from Old English gang "a going, journey, way, passage," and Old Norse gangr "a group of men, a set," both from Proto-Germanic *gangaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Danish, Dutch, Old High German, German gang, Old Norse gangr, Gothic gagg "act of going"), from PIE root *ghengh- "to step" (cf. Sanskrit jangha "shank," Avestan zanga- "ankle," Lithuanian zengiu "I stride"). Thus not considered to be related to go.
The sense evolution is probably via meaning "a set of articles that usually are taken together in going" (mid-14c.), especially a set of tools used on the same job. By 1620s this had been extended in nautical speech to mean "a company of workmen," and by 1630s the word was being used, with disapproving overtones, for "any band of persons traveling together." Gangway preserves the original sense of the word, as does gangplank.
1856, from gang (n.). Related: Ganged; ganging. To gang up (on) is first attested 1919.