Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America’s white gangs

4560.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&f

White gangs are less covered by the media, and less punished – even though 53% of gang members in Mississippi are white

When he was 13, three white teenage boys beat Benny Ivey. They aimed for his chest as his back pressed against the wall of his friend’s house in Florence, Mississippi. The skinny blond adolescent had to show he was tough enough to become a Black Gangster Disciple.

Continue reading…