Impress gang

a party of men, with an officer, employed to impress seamen for ships of war; a press gang.

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The attraction of the bikes to hardened thugs - or more often young foot soldiers desperate to impress gang leaders - is obvious.
Doyle had agreed to carry out a hit to impress gang leaders but now he has turned his back on them.
Hoodie-wearing Ryan Florence, 17, who is electronically tagged, made the gesture to impress gang members who were following Mr Cameron as he toured a crime-ridden council estate in Manchester.
He and his two best friends, Munawar and Riaz (played later by Khawar Sadiq and Assad Siddique, respectively, as adults) get taken on as junior members of the East Side Crew when they impress gang leader Saddiq (Daud Mirza, effective) with their cunning.
The fatal shooting of a California Highway Patrol officer allegedly by a teenager trying to impress gang members marks the latest incident in a worsening trend of police in Los Angeles and elsewhere facing violent attacks, authorities said Friday.