Six fatalities came during Memorial Day weekend , when The New York Times tracked 49 shootings involving 64 victims over three days. Despite being a relatively small gang that includes between 60 and 70 active members, The Brotherhood has a strong presence in Swedish prisons and has developed a reputation for violence. One in four adults in this neighborhood has not graduated from high school, and the unemployment rate is 33 percent, two and a half times the citywide rate. In The American Street Gang, Malcolm Klein challenges these assumptions with startling new evidence that must be understood if we are to come to grips with this perceived crisis. Despite comprising only one percent of the US prison population, the gang is believed to be behind about 20 percent of all prison murders. And it means mourning the loss of loved ones, retaliating in their honor, yet wanting the cycle to stop. The leader of the Pollsmoor Prison 28s is John Mongrel. On the other hand, he shows that street gangs do spur criminal activity, and he demonstrates the shocking rise in gang homicides and the proliferation of gangs across America.