As waves of Chinese and Southeast Asian immigrants flood New York City in search of better lives, their expanding neighborhoods are being plagued by increasingly violent street gangs and new criminal enterprises that law-enforcement officials say may come to rival the Mafia in its heyday. The crimes, concentrated almost entirely in the hard-working Chinese community itself, are likely to mount even more as three forces separately challenge the traditional order of the tongs, the fraternal societies that have ruled Chinatown for generations. One is the growth of street gangs fighting for control of burgeoning Asian communities in Queens and Brooklyn. Another is an effort by the criminal Triad societies in Hong Kong to establish a foothold in New York in anticipation of the takeover of the British colony by China. The third is the emergence of ruthlessly violent gangs of young Vietnamese.
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The gang was founded by Cambodian refugees in as part of their cause to protect themselves from the larger, more numerous gangs in their neighborhoods. Initially, a mere cause which connected numerous youth crews and gangs across Long Beach, Santa Ana and shortly after nearby cities, they are now an established network and identity of individual "sets" or local gangs. Its members identify gray as their gang's color of distinction, a custom and practice that has waned somewhat in accordance to the police crackdowns specifically targeting gang members, but members have been seen to dress in all black with a gray rag representing their set. A large portion of whom are of mixed Chinese , Vietnamese , Thai , Korean or Austronesian ancestry, whilst in some gang sets a large portion of its membership may identify with other Asian ancestry, or of any race. The United States began admitting its first Cambodian refugees in , and until , nearly , Cambodians were admitted; most of whom were resettled in the states of California , Massachusetts , Virginia , and New York. As with many refugee groups, lack of knowledge concerning the culture and society of the host nation in addition to their limited command of the English language resulted in a socio-cultural barrier.
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In July, an year-old Chinese woman was walking through her neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York, when she was slapped and set on fire. The two people made away on foot as the elderly woman rubbed her back against a wall to put out the flames. News spread of the attack and it didn't take long to come to the attention of China Mac, a Chinese-American rapper from New York. Mac, real name is Raymond Yu, decided enough was enough. I was watching the clip of her speaking in Cantonese and that's my language.
Tulsa homicide detectives are looking for a man who shot and killed a rival Asian gang member over the weekend. Detectives say the men saw each other inside a nightclub and got into it, then the fight spilled over into the parking lot where guns were pulled. Jone Vang, 21, was killed August 4 outside Shotgun's Bar. Police made an arrest Monday from an incident they say happened that night in the parking lot as well.