But you see, we Cambodians have no country to go back to. Currently, Marvin and Pierre are being detained in the Philippines pursuant to immigration violations. David Chum, a year-old member of the Asian Boyz, said he joined five years ago for protection. When they start shooting at each other, I come up on my kids and say, 'Get inside! Ge, thanks for sharing.
I wanted to end it one way or another, wanted the pain to go away. Since each came from Viet Thanh, these three were always at war with its rival, the Chinese gang Wa Ching. Finally, here are links to two non-profit organizations that concerned community members established to curb gang violence in the Filipino community, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans in Los Angeles and United Playaz in San Francisco. The political landscape was different and teen life was difficult for Filipino immigrants who were searching for protection, identity, or perhaps something to do. Posted by Boom California All Posts. But unlike their Hispanic or African-American counterparts, it was rare for Vietnamese street gangs to truly represent a street or neighborhood.
Our next generation to interview would be the WW2 era of Filipino serviceman. But then again, society as a whole, at that time, resigned to the fact that gangs were a part of life, their life. Jacqueline morales says: It is structured like a corporation and is led by a chairman of the board. The car had bullet holes from the April 15 shooting. Last year in the county the gangs accounted for 18, violent felonies and deaths.