But this is no ordinary academic debate. Thanks to a series of high-profile court cases, the question of Asian and, specifically, Muslim grooming gangs has become an incendiary issue. Quilliam and its chairman, Maajid Nawaz, divide opinion.
Two weeks ago Sunday, Xai Vang walked into the maternity ward at Hennepin County Medical Center with an armload of food and his mother at his side. They were going to visit his sister, Mee Vang, and meet her second daughter, born a couple of days earlier. That joyous Sunday gathering in the hospital room, sharing boiled chicken, rice and chatter, would be the last time together for Vang, his mother and sister.
A new world of crime and gangs. The lure of the streets is stealing away the children of Southeast Asian refugees. Seattle Times staff reporter.
Over the last 2 decades, the United States and especially California have seen a huge inflow of Asian Americans. A look at how great of an Asian population there is in California is simply by looking at the enrollment at the University of California schools. This migration of Asians has brought many hard workers but it has also brought a new form of gangs more violent and brutal than America has ever seen. My paper will focus on some of these gangs such as the Triads and the Tongs and will also explore some of the reasons why some Asian-Americans feel it necessary to join these gangs even though it seems to contradict the Asian "model-minority" myth.
Crime, Law and Social Change. Since the late s, criminologists have been interestedin analyzing Asian gangs. Despite the rather sharp increasein books and articles published on the subject in thes, there appears to exist no consensus on the nature and etiologyof Asian gangs.
The Institute of Race Relations is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally. Inwe witnessed an escalation in far-right demonstrations in the UK as a response to the arrest and then jailing of ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson for filming outside Leeds Crown Court during an ongoing child sexual abuse trial. But mainstream media and politicians, across the spectrum, too, perpetuate racialised narratives of sexual threat, which obscure the systemic nature of sexual violence, whilst at the same fuelling anti-Muslim racism.
Australian outlaw motorcycle gangs have expanded into south-east Asia to take advantage of a booming, multibillion-dollar methamphetamine export market in the region, a landmark report from the United Nations has warned. And, according to the UN, criminal networks in Australia have moved in to get a slice of the booming market. Citing evidence from intelligence agencies, the report details how outlaw motorcycle gangs have expanded their presence into the region, partly because of the increased law enforcement attention on them in Australia.
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InSophos Siv, 40, was tied up, beaten and shot in his Olney home. A gunbattle over his killing ensued this year between reported Cambodian gang members. Infive or six Asian men wearing bandannas drove through South Philly and opened fire, killing Angel Mucciolo, 18, a bystander.
Most of the 23 young men arrested for gang activity in a police sweep of the San Gabriel Valley last week do not fit the underclass theory of gang making. Asian gangs in the suburbs are different. Unlike their African American or Latino counterparts, many Asian gang members come from middle-class homes and attend good schools, authorities say. Their parents often are professionals with good jobs or business owners.