In this clan killings and brutality are commonplace, so keep watch your way from these dangerous people. Criminal groupings like the mafia practice thanks to Hollywood from a large, broad-based fascination. From "The Godfather" to "Crips and Bloods": countless films deal with life in gangs and gangs. Some will even romanticized or displayed heroic. The reality is of course different. Brutality and killings are commonplace. We provide the worst bands in the world.
It is the most famous criminal organization in the world. The result is the "Cosa Nostra" (dt. "Our thing") in the 19th century in Sicily, but it is a global player for a long time. The Sicilian mafia operates through violence, extortion and political influence. It consists of so-called families, which are not purely defined by consanguinity. Each member must abide by the Family Code. Who Violators will be punished - in the worst case by assassination. The head is called "capo di tutti i capi", which translates as "boss of all bosses" means. Previously, only men of the Cosa Nostra, but for several years, and women have "prepared the" up to the top of the secret society.
Although by strict definition only Cosa Nostra for the term "mafia" is, this is also used for other criminal networks, which compete partly with the Sicilian Mafia. These include, for example, the Camorra, which dominates the drug trade in Naples, and the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta, which is considered the most powerful and most dangerous organization in Europe and makes an annual turnover of 53 billion euros.
Crips and Bloods
The two bands are among the largest American gangs and come out of Los Angeles. The two groups are enemies to the death - as evidenced by exceptionally violent actions with countless dead. Around one hundred members of the two gangs are waiting on death row awaiting execution.
The Crips was founded in 1969 as the "Baby Avenues" and won by massive social tensions rapidly in importance and influence. The current name of the street gang is an abbreviation of "Community Revolution in Progress". As a sign of recognition that some 300,000 members wear blue head and neck scarves.
Bloods is the abbreviation of "Blood Alliance" and was formed in 1972 from a split Crips grouping that merged with another, small gangs. Members shall also nicknamed CK (Crips Killer). Unlike the Crips Gang red towels are for the Bloods membership. The name has found its way into everyday language of members: Hello place the word "Blood" is used as a greeting. Some members have three, with a cigarette branded points on the right shoulder as a sign of recognition.
The Mexican Mafia is one of the largest and most feared prison gangs. It was founded in the 50s in the prison of Tracy in California. She is represented with around 30,000 members in every major US prisons. Who belongs, but not in prison, supports the "colleagues" behind bars financially. La Eme performs contract killings and has three taboos against the need to provide all members: betrayal, cowardice and homosexuality will not be tolerated in the Mexican Mafia.
Yakuza is the generic term for criminal organizations from Japan, which in turn are divided into rival subgroups called "kumi". There is a strict hierarchy among the nearly 90,000 members, most of which are heavily tattooed and disguised as businessmen. They operate throughout Japan, but also abroad - as in Hawaii or San Francisco. The original Yakuza group emerged from the so-called "worthless" people society, ie those from socially low layers. They see themselves as descendants of the Samurai and are divided into 22 clans. The yakuza groups come from the field of gambling, but also dominate the drug trade and prostitution in Japan.
The "Chinese mafia" is made up of around 5,000 triads, among themselves often form alliances and operate outside China. A triad include an average of 20,000 members. These communicate via secret codes fingers. The dragon acts as a symbol for the entire Chinese mafia and stands for wisdom and strength. The original name of the triads was "White Lotus". Among the most powerful Triads include the United Where with more than 40,000 members, Sun Yee On with 50,000 members and the Shih-shark Traide. Notorious is the organization because of their brutal approach and punishment methods against their own members.
The gang is also called MS-13 and comes from North and Central America. The name is made up of concepts that represent an aggressive ant, Salvadorans and vigilance. They have especially in drugs and arms smuggling their hands in the game and are considered extremely ruthless and violent. Not infrequently come in actions of MS-13 also bystanders to death. The number of members is estimated between 50,000 and 100,000 people.
As with most gangs, it is also in this connection a member for life. Who wants to escape, is killed without exception. Also a member to be, a murder has to be done: the ritual of the prison gang says that you must kill an occupant. The name means "Aryan Brotherhood" and expresses the close of the ideology of the Nazis.