I don't respect ANY of the gangs featured and detest them for making some of our society quite dangerous and deadly. However, I'm with you in regards to FSU; even if I put myself in the perspective of a gang member, I can't even see their cause! It's not like they're banding together in defense of their race or neighborhood or even sophisticated and organized illegal businesses.
They remind me of a bunch of depressed, disgruntled idiots who take their aggression out in music and on innocent people. They can whine that they had it rough on the mean streets of Boston, but I don't buy it! Still not an excuse to harrass and harm people who are simply minding their business. At this point in time, I have little respect for those who whine - regardless of race or socioeconomic status - because they can just go to school for FREE, invest their time in a trade or education, and move onto a regular life.
Granted it's harder for those born into a gang ridden neighborhood because of intense pressure. But there are MANY opportunities to lead a normal life, ESPECIALLY for middle class white guys. We've had badass gangs from middle class Northeastern Queens in the 70s to 90s, and it's not like they were formed because they had it so damn rough; they just really liked trouble!
DMS in NYC is very similar to FSU, but around way before - like in 1982 til present. They're kind of like a hodge podge lineup of hardcore music artists, graffiti writers, and just troublemakers who hang out.