Why We Bang

The film, Why We Bang, produced and directed by Orlando Myrics and Clifford Jordan for Ghetto Logik Entertainment is an independent film that documents the historical background of LA’s Bloods and Crips gangs, then transitions into several interviews of current and former members of the Bloods and Crips of Los Angeles.

Ghetto Logik, a Film Company based in South Los Angeles offers their first urban documentary as a result of being disappointed in seeing outsiders far too often portray the stories of ghetto residents. “We just got tired of seeing people, not from our community making so called “Hood movies” that did not really depict what our community was all about, our goal is to bring real images and real stories about real people to the big screen.”

Their first effort, Why We Bang is an in-depth look into Gang Culture in Los Angeles that shows up-close, the life in South Los Angeles, talking and walking with real gang members first hand. Their approach was to show the gangs, their motivations and deadliness and to capture the voices of the mothers who have lost children to the violence that gangs bring. Their story, through several narratives will inform you Why We Bang.

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  1. what a bunch of crap.

    CIA introduced crack.
    CIA gave away weapons to blacks.
    CIA made the crips and bloods.

    Damn. go take a look at the mirror human gang scum.

  2. The Civil War of the black nation needs to stop. And most black organizations tend to encourage exclusivity rather than integration. When those groups stop acting as if they are foreigners they will not be treated as foreigners…know what I’m sayin’, cuz?

    The ex-bangers made sense and spoke English that could be understood. The bangers, not so much. From which of those two groups would you hire as an associate, or would you want your employer to look at to be your associate? From which group would you look for a friend?

    I understand black anger when it is properly placed, but just being angry at everything and everyone will not help them.

  3. Why does the hood have pastel pink, purple, green, blue, and yellow houses. I saw the new New Orleans video yesterday…I couldn’t help but think of skittles…and Easter. I know that black people don’t paint the houses themselves, so I wonder why they do that?
    Oh, and another thing. I’m a white male and I truly hurt all the time (from an undiagnosed illness) as one of the people said on the show (although they were probably talking emotional only). No matter how many A’s I got at college (while I was well enough to still go), and no matter how determined I am, I can’t get anywhere without help; without resources like a vehicle to find a job, to get to a doctor, to even get to a bus stop. Without my grandparents, I would be homeless with no computer or internet, with pains and illnesses and no help at all. In this capitalist country, you have to have capital to have a life; to live like an American. Before I got sick, I worked. Today, I was recently denied disability, I can’t get a break. Without family or resources, you have to take desperate measure to survive in this country. So I can see why these guys do what they do. A gun is their resource, and their homies are their family. It’s not a race issue as much as a monetary issue.

    It’s funny how these bangers all believe in God. No atheists. Why won’t God save them? Take them out of the hood, help them get off of drugs, give them enough money to go somewhere else, take the pain away? As if his plan for them is to kill one another. I guess everyone has to believe in something–anything but nothing. The responsibility is on us, god or no god.

    • Why won’t God help them? Seriously? God will help the helpless, but not people who refuse to help themselves. If they can afford drugs, and guns, and crap like that – then they also HAD the cash to get out of there and go somewhere else. They just WON’T. Very few people (I didn’t say No-one, I said few) are truly helpless, unless they choose to be – and most of the time when they choose to be they also won’t take responsibility for that choice, but would rather blame it on someone else. Pick up a freakin book, or get online, find a better place to go with JOBS and get out if that’s what you want. Take responsibility for your life for once, instead of pointing the finger at everyone else.

      • You need to think a bit longer on this subject… you think they have cash to buy a gun and drugs so that means they can buy their way out their situation? Lets say for the sake of argument that you ARE right, which I don’t think you are, then you think everyone one can scrape some cash together and get into a decent neighbourhood with a good job? Go back to school? You think drugs will disappear? You think gas will pump itself? Burger King will flip it’s own burgers? You think people who have less will not steal from those who have more? You think we have enough teachers to give everyone a good education? Your country needs people in Jail, cheap labour. I’m not saying it’s right, but you have 20% or the worlds prisoners and about 5% of the worlds population. You have a massively MASSIVELY corrupt government who are all bought and paid for. I’m not making it up, I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I’ve just read a lot about your country. Your system’s fucked and it’s not nearly as simplistic as you are making it out to be.

  4. like the audio is like ripped loud and sometimes like the voice has like distortion on it like and your like what you know what im sayin?

  5. 8-Ball should learn some new words.
    Know what Im sayin`…
    Ignorant fuck!

  6. My favourite part was when they asked if I knew what they were saying.

  7. Niggers are subhuman animals! We need to round these subhumans up and put them in prison work camps!

    • youre wife and mum might disagree.they just loved suking that big black dong.ha ha

    • i wonda if tha otha 234 walts out there are as small mindd as you, ifya dont know full different y would ya do fuk all different? n i bet you have a slang or a lingo where from….n most probibly release feceal matter from from your posterior region if faced wif that so called sub human. Go listen ta some music or something walt

    • this might be true but i blame bet

    • this might be true but i blame bet

    • ah thats unnecessary like, we’re all flawed as humans, we see the worst in all races, but really our failure to behave decently at times is mutual. 

    • i think you should be put into prison for your comments you dirty racist cunt! if your black or if your white we are all human beings, we are all the same people no one should be treated differently for the colour of there skin. so before leaving a comment like that i think you should think about what you say

    • if you were serious when you left that comment (which i hope is not the case) then i think you owe it to yourself to re-evaluate your ideas of personhood. we are all animals. we can never be anything more just as we can never escape nature and will always be a part of it.

      if you were joking then im laughing with you and hope people stop worrying so much about what others think as well

      i s’pose either way your comment caused me to think for a second or two and for that i thank you

  8. Good Video not so great Audio other than that pretty good