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But, isn't this the same thing as a "Gang"?

"The victim does not have a definite tie to any "squad." These squads are small groups of teens and young adults who band together to sell and use drugs and commit petty crimes, according to police records."


Not to sound stupid, but really curious as to why they would word this this particular way.


Asked by m-avi at 7:17 PM on May. 3, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well, according to Merriam Webster, "a group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends; especially : a band of antisocial adolescents"

    My first guess~ someone at the Herald is being a tad bit PC...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:21 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • I think a gang is a more formal, "professional" organization, as opposed to a bunch of asshole kids.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 7:29 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • Pretty much a gang except they do not recruit.

    They just decide, us (however many of them want to do be together) will be a squad, no more are needed to complete the squad.

    Gangs continuously recruit and grow, moving around, establishing their terrority, and can grow into other states.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:23 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • LOL It's Illinois. It's obviously someone trying to sound politically correct.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:54 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • Well a gang is a large group, a squad is a small part of the gang.

    Answer by elizabooks at 8:20 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • Thanks for the info. elizab, I didn't know that...

    Answer by agentwanda at 9:19 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • I imagine it's smaller and has no leadership or organization. Like the mobs that form in malls after announcements on twitter and then vandalize and bully in mass.

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 10:59 PM on May. 3, 2011