Chinese American Gangs: Tongs (Organizations), Wah Ching, Ghost Shadows, Black Dragons, Bing Kong Tong, Lung Kong Tin Yee Association

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Tongs (Organizations), Wah Ching, Ghost Shadows, Black Dragons, Bing Kong Tong, Lung Kong Tin Yee Association, on Leong Chinese Merchants Association, Hip Sing Association, Ying on Association, Flying Dragons, Suey Sing Association, Chung Ching Yee, Hop Sing Tong. Excerpt: Wah Ching is a Chinese American street gang composed of ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Tongs (Organizations), Wah Ching, Ghost Shadows, Black Dragons, Bing Kong Tong, Lung Kong Tin Yee Association, on Leong Chinese Merchants Association, Hip Sing Association, Ying on Association, Flying Dragons, Suey Sing Association, Chung Ching Yee, Hop Sing Tong. Excerpt: Wah Ching is a Chinese American street gang composed of different sets including Ken-Side, Sonny-Side, Paul-Side, T-Side, Alhambra-Side, and Monterey Park-Side, that operate mostly in Southern California but including areas throughout California and Vancouver, British Columbia. During their salad days, they controlled most of the criminal vices throughout San Francisco and Los Angeles's Asian communities. Wah Ching first received widespread media attention because of the 1977 Golden Dragon massacre involving another Chinese gang, the Chung Ching Yee (Joe Boys). The event took place at the Golden Dragon Restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown. The cause of the attack was vandalism by Wah Ching to the graves of several Joe Boy members and a shootout that took place a few months earlier that left one Joe Boy dead and two others wounded. The Diamond Bar faction of Wah Ching, is a highly ethnic Chinese youth culture, and is actually composed of mainly of wealthy young men. They drive nice cars, and a large majority of the members actually are academically competent students (when and if they attend school). Highly influential in the 909 area code, 626 area code, and 714 area code, the gang's heroin, opium and crack dealing produces a large amount of income. The gang's usual attire of a casual business suit, presents a civilian facade that they are not engaged in crime-related activities. They disguise their affiliation so well into the culture that many whites and Chicanos in ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2936666

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  • ISBN-13: 9781157797883
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/9/2010
  • Pages: 38
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

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