How exactly can anyone respond to gang violence? What makes someone become a 'thug'? We can blame a lack of education, or of economic means, but then we come across some like Aaron Hernandez who was educated, and was pretty much rich and still lived the life of a thug. The gangster lifestyle is romanticized in this country. The Lucky Luciano's, the Meyer Lansky's, the AL Capone's, and John Gotti's are all looked up to instead of being looked as murderous psychopaths.