CRM/LAW C131 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Wo Hop To, Wah Ching, Ghost Shadows

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Chinatown gangs (1996: book, ko-lan chin wrote it. Focus on criminal street gangs ghost shadows, flying dragons, fuk ching. Chinese became very prominent in china town in nyc. Fuk ching (jim finckenauer: they are estimated to have approximately 35 members, with another 20 members currently in prison. York city include the ghost shadows, flying dragons, tung on, and. The new york city gangs, like the fuk ching, mainly operate extortion and protection rackets in defined neighborhoods in new york"s chinatown. In california, the chinese organized crime presence and problem is quite different from that in new york. In california, the dominant groups are the wo hop to and the wah ching. Terminology: triads, one branch of the syndicate that was mostly focused on drug trafficking, both the triads and the tongs were reference to secret societies that existed back in china that became influential in.

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