When I was 17 I ran with a small gang in my town. It was a Mexican gang, I had a lot friends involved in that lifestyle in one way or another. One night they were gathering as many people as possible to war with the rival gang across town, who was doing the same. So we drove in four vanloads of people to the meet up spot. We were armed with baseball bats, glass bottles, clubs, shanks, ect. No guns though. We were doing this old school. We ended up fighting at the meet up spot with mobs of members. A bunch of cars got their windows broken during the melee. The cops came and everybody that could stand made a run for it or sped off in awaiting cars. I ended up getting pulled over in the van I was in. I got jailed for a couple months because I just turned 18. Jail really wasn't that bad, got to workout, learned how to play chess, dominoes, and drink jailhouse wine. The racial politics are still in play though so there's certain rules you got follow…Got out, went on probation for two years, got off and stayed out of trouble ever since.