A ‘blood’ member is a member of a notoiously violent gang in the city of Los Angeles, California. Membership and recruitment for the gang is generally influenced by a person’s enviornment and who people know within the gang. Unfortunately, recruitment is surprisingly heavy and highly influenced amongst school aged children who are typically in high school. These children are generally from very poor African American regions. People (especially the poor African American school age members) are lured into the gang with promises of protection, gold, jewlery, cash, and very expensive clothing.