Know your Street Gang

Street gangs are taking on a less in your face appearance now a days, but this doesn’t mean they are gone, says local law enforcement.

Helping you recognizing gangs and gang members is our focus and what we want to teach every one around us.

Currently gangs and gang member are not broadcasting their affiliation like before. They rather stay under the radar, and stay low key.

There is less stacking or signing, less graffiti being plastered over walls, but tattoos are still prevalent.

Although gangs are a lot more subtle and underground, they are still active and still looking at starting problems. Here are some of the most common gangs and how to recognize them.

The Bloods

The bloods are one of the largest street gangs in the world, and stretch to pretty much every state and province in America and Canada.

Blood gang members usually are easy to spot by the color they wear, and their tattoos. Click here for some of the common bloods gang tattoos. Blood members sport the color red and have red bandannas.

Bloods throw up B hand signs to show who they are representing. You will see this a lot when there are rival gangs near each other. This is a way of antagonizing each other.

The Crips

The Crips are the Bloods rivals and are sworn enemies. Crip gang members wear blue clothing and wear a blue bandanna and throw up the C gang sign.

Crips are a very large criminal organization and there are more crip gang members than there are bloods.

MS 13

Known as the most ruthless and violent street gang of them all. MS 13 surpasses both the bloods and the crips when it comes to members.

They are violent and show no regards for anyone. If you see these members in your area, call the cops immediately and let them know of any gang activity you see or here.

For more gang information, check out they have all the information on street gangs, MC’s and prison gangs.


Is your child in a Gang

A street gang can be depicted as a gathering of people who share a special name or image, endeavor to control certain domain (“turf”) in a group and participate in an assortment of fierce or illicit practices that impact the overall public (vandalism, tranquilize managing, strikes, drive-by shootings).

Gang Presence

Individuals frequently accept gangs are a ‘major city’ issue. Truly gangs are available wherever in America, from major urban regions to encompassing rural areas and provincial groups. Gangs have been celebrated through music recordings, and motion pictures, and have advanced onto the web – facilitating sites, or making profile pages on well known systems administration locales to bait initiates. They have even settled a worldwide nearness. Gangs are getting through racial, social and financial boundaries to develop their enrollments. Youngsters from all monetary and social foundations have been tricked into gang life, from as ahead of schedule as age six or seven.

Gang Activity

The present gangs partake in a number or damaging and fierce practices that objective opponent gangs and effect guiltless spectators. As per the Los Angeles Police Department, gang individuals partake in “an assortment of hostile to social practices, including battery, disorder, rape, harm to property, theft, kill, gang wars and other criminal movement”. Gangs benefit from criminal acts, for example, opiate deals, burglaries and auto robberies. They vandalize property with gang spray painting. They have strike weapons and savage guns to use in the city or in drive-by shootings. Gang-related violations decimate our families and disentangle the texture of our groups.

Gang Names and Nicknames

Gangs utilize different names to speak to their gang, team, or inner circle. The gang name may have reference to a usually known gang (“Crips”, “Bad habit Lords”), while the inner circle name may have an association with the gang’s neighborhood (street name, geographic area). Most gang individuals receive epithets when they are selected to a gang. These epithets may recognize certain physical characteristics (“Shorty), desribe an aptitude or the enlist’s identity.

Operation: NO GANG

Peer-Based School, Social Service Agency and Community 
Gang Prevention-Intervention Strategies and Education

Gang Awareness Seminars, Workshops and Training Presentations

Street gangs plague communities and schools throughout the country, but particularly the Southwestern United States. The number of Street youth gangs in our communities is growing rapidly and unabated. The mode of operation and culture of these Street youth gangs are different from that of other gangs. The great majority of adolescent gang members now use the Internet (namely MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, and similar social networking sites) to announce their affiliation and communicate their loyalty and intentions, in addition to promoting the name and spirit of their gang. 

Operation No Gangs will help your organization to understand what makes the gang tick and stick, how it recruits members, what gang activities involve, what gang graffiti means, how gangs are structured, how they regulate their members, how gangs communicate with rivals and the community at large. Social service agencies who want to learn about how to work with and understand the gang-affiliated adolescent will benefit greatly from understanding the belief system and culture of the Street gang.