Gangs have existed as long as there was a minority in a city or town. Or any one group that wanted to flaunt authority and run something their way. In Seattle this is no different. Most gangs are formed for simple protection. In the violent world of the sprawl people will always band together to help each other. In most cases these gangs simply exist to deter violence and will conduct ad hoc reprisals against an injury against their community. Above that are the gangs that instead say, “we can benefit our community or ideology by doing X illegal activity in our territory”. Some even get backing from larger groups like the Iron Cross. The following are gangs you are likely to run across.