Hell's Angels (Roads lol)
Black Gangster Disciples (Chicago and Milwaukee)
North Side Soldiers (West Virginia, idiots in my local area)
There are some real gang names from real life. Don't know much about any of them but the last two. The Black Gangster Disciples are... pretty damn hardcore. Their leader cut off the hands of, raped, and killed his girlfriend for some gang related code. Also, "50 to the chest" was a punishment for disrespect. 50 blunt hits that is. Also, they raked in millions in sales of drugs, and extended their reach to many parts of Chicago, and all the way north to Milwaukee, where they showed off sporty cars to try and get the suburb kids to join for the cash. It would make you rich, but it was dangerous and you were likely to die young.
Also, do not ever wear a Hell's Angels tattoo unless you want them to forcefully remove it, and they will. It is strictly a gang only tattoo.
The North Side Soldiers are the local gang in my area. Not much of a gang, not organized, never really done a lot. I think they may deal with some weed, but there has never been any gang violence around here, never. Maybe organized selling of the stuff, but never any murders. All their members are mostly idiots from the only AAA high-school in our whole area anyway (net population of about 100,000K for our metro area). It's more a fad for some people.
So on one side this gang may be all fake about it like the North Side Soldiers, or hardcore like the Black Gangster Disciples. that might be important to keep in mind. Population should be considered too, since Chicago is much bigger than my area. Denser populations tends to arise to poverty which arises to gangs. The lower the population density the less intense the gangs will tend
to be, at least from my understanding.
Hope this comparison of two real gangs gives you some ideas of how you want your gang to be in the work in question. Real life is about the best example out there for many things.
edited 27th May '11 8:53:10 PM by jasonwill2
as of the 2nd of Nov. has 6 weeks for a broken collar bone to heal and types 1 handed and slowly