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By A. C. Baantjer

De Cock houdt voor rechercheurs in opleiding, tussen de bedrijven door, wekelijks een praatje over zijn visie op het recherchewerk. In een opgewonden discussie citeert een van de studenten de regel van Joost van den Vondel: 'Men smoore 't wassend quaet bijtijds in zijn geboorte...' De Cock denkt aan de vroegere woning van Vondel, een kousenwinkel. In deze policier worden lijken gevonden van mensen die ogenschijnlijk allen zijn gewurgd met een panty. De lugubere vondsten stellen rechercheur De Cock en zijn assistent Vledder voor raadsels.

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23 This practice occurs in other countries as well. g. Crips, Bloods, Maras, Latin Kings) in order to inflate their reputations. But someone who calls themselves a Crip or a Blood in Toronto or a Mara in St. 25 There is also a problem of the media and researchers attributing criminal activity to gangs when they are not involved. There is always a danger that the cultural label of gang, and more specifically Crip or Blood, will be given to groups and activities that in reality are in no way associated with these gangs.

In response, black youth formed car clubs and gangs for defense. 8 Over time, they would become increasingly involved in robberies, thefts, gang fights, automobile thefts, and other street crimes. In the mid-1960s living conditions continued to worsen, and black neighborhoods were ripe for protest and rebellion. One of the most dramatic events was the Watts riot, or rebellion, that started on August 11, 1965, and ended six days later. The Watts rebellion resulted in 34 deaths; over 3,400 related arrests; and $40 million dollars in property damage.

48 He commented that there is very little systematic research on the Bloods and Crips. There are a few autobiographies, journalistic accounts, and law enforcement reports on them, but these can be very limited and biased. The bias is because both gangs remain fairly secretive about what they do, and both members and outsiders often write about impressions rather than facts. The idea that the Crips and the Bloods are noble efforts to right societal wrongs is inaccurate. Both gangs and their individual members are frequently self-serving and do not focus on any higher political objective or cause.

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