I am looking to create a gang, that's not a normal gang. This could be called more of a company, but can be more easily implemented in the game as a gang.
- Gumshoe Gang
Trained and Licensed Private Investigators. This is less a gang in the criminal sense and more an affiliated group of law abiding citizens that report suspicious and drug activity to the police. This gang will not be allowed to capture territory or commit any major or violent crimes. In exchange, they are allowed to report information to the police on crimes they actually see happening, despite not being "criminals" in the sense of informing.
Other gangs may initiate on this gang as they do any other, and this gang may initiate on a criminal/gang for the intent of stopping them until police arrive. This gang would face criminal action for initiating on anyone who was not witnessed in or actively committing a crime, with penalties similar to that of banishing a firearm or kidnapping/hostage taking.
This gang will also actively follow immediate police instruction on scene, only breaking said instruction to further a potential investigation. This gang would likewise be treated by the police as an average, but notably trustworthy, civilian. No special weapons, law breaking, or jail exceptions would be made.
For the purposes of court, Gumshoes will collect evidence pertaining to their investigation and may be called in to present said evidence at a trial. Any charges based on a Gumshoe's evidence should bear serious weight, depending on which spectrum of evidence is presented. If the gumshoe can present clear and sufficient evidence in the form of pictures, videos, or sworn testimony, this should be given weight in the suspects sentencing. If the gumshoe cannot present evidence, the part of the trial relying on the information provided by the gumshoe should be at risk of suppression, if not basis for a mistrial.