A pair of naive young girls learn that even the most insignificant actions can have lasting consequences. Influenced by the hip-hop thug lifestyle and seeking to explore life outside of their insulated, culturally homogenized suburb, pretty young teenagers Allison and Emily set their sights on East . to experience the "gangsta" lifestyle firsthand. By the time the pair meet a ruthless Mexican drug dealer named Hector, some true-life Latino gang-bangers, and realize just how far out of their element they really are, it may already be too late to turn back. Written by Giancarlos Calderon
CHICAGO HAS OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND GANGBANGERS THE ONLY REASON WHY U CALI BITCHES GOT KNOWN WAS CAUSE OF THAT MOVIE COLORS LMAO THATS IT I WAS IN CALI AND GOT MOST RESPECT U CALI NIGGAS IF U KNOW UR HISTORY WHEN ALL THE LEADERS FROM CHICAGO HAD MEETING WITH YOU CALI IN LOS VEGAS AND WAS TOLD DONT BRING THAT SHIT TO CHICAGO U NIGGAS DONT NO NOTHING ABOUT THAT LOL LOOK AT ARE HISTORY WE STARTED THE COLORS WITH ARE RICH GANG SWEATERS AND CONVERSE AND KAKI PANTS AND THE HAND SIGNS THE ONLY REASON CHICAGO DIDNT GET KNOWN WAS BECAUSE ARE MAYOR DALEY NEVER AND WOULDNT LET ANY NEWS TO BRING UP ANYTHING ABOUT GANGS IN CHICAGO THATS Y THERE BEING KNOWN NOW BECAUSE DALEY IS GONE AND NEW MAYOR IN SO I LAUGH WHEN I SEE SHIT LIKE THIS CHICAGO ARE PUNKS OK PUSSY LIKE WE SAY COME ON THRU IM 5TH GENERATION LATIN KINGS AND MY FAMILY ARE HARD CORE CHICAGO BORN TRU GANGSTERS SO TAKE UR CALI SHIT AND KEEP IT IN CALI CAUSE THIS THE ONLY CITY IN AMERICA WITH NO SCRAPS AND NO BLOODS/
Brazilian officials are eager to point out that the United States faces many of the same problems, but Brazil can stand to learn from the errors of the world’s leader in mass incarceration before it doubles down on drug enforcement and prison expansion. In the United States, expanding the prison system strengthened prison gangs , rather than weakened them, and the states with the largest prison systems — California and Texas — have a disproportionately large presence of organized gangs that control drugs and crime beyond the prison walls. In the United States, the free-market impulse to privatize incarceration has resulted in lax oversight and egregious human rights violations . Although only 3 percent of Brazilian prisons are private, almost 40 percent are privately run in Amazonas, where the prison population has doubled since 2010 in response to a crackdown on drug trafficking.