SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD MAY BE INVOLVED IN AN
EL PASO AREA HISPANIC YOUTH GANG
(Southwestern US, El Paso, TX - Southern New Mexico)
15-minute interview with Director of Operation No Gangs about Signs of Possible Hispanic Youth Gang Involvement.
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*bandana exhibit courtesy Joe Espinoza/STEP Laredo, TX -
examples of various types of bandanas
Bandanas in specifically chosen colors are commonly worn by Hispanic gang members on the head, over the mouth, around the neck, folded in a back pocket of pants or wrapped around the ankle with pants leg bottom pushed up.
In the El Paso, Texas and Dona Ana County, New Mexico region specific types of clothing brands and
types: Dickies pants; Nike Cortez shoes; military belts with
Old-English buckle lettering; Caramelo shirts; Pendleton shirts; Solo
Brand clothing; Lokes sunglasses; bandanas in the colors yellow, red,
blue, black, grey or white are often indicative of traditional (old-school) Hispanic youth gang involvement (Specific
clothing brand preferences vary by region and the pictures here may
have no relevance to other areas of the United States) operationnogangs
Nike Cortez shoes, knee-length Dickies shorts plaid heavy flannel shirt black Nike Cortez shoes, Dickies pants khaki pants, military belt, flannel shirt heavy plaid flannel shirt in dark color and Lokes sunglasses
Religious articles and tattoo drawings are often displayed by especially older Hispanic gang members. Rosaries are not as common in El Paso as they are, for example in Laredo, TX or Chicago, IL. A rosary of a color preferred by a gang is typically worn. Some members wear these more for reasons of being able to express their gang affiliation under the guise of religious expression, rather than for purposes of religious practice. Rosaries are banned clothing items in some Texas school districts because of their gang affiliation.
Rap song by Payaso 915 regarding El Paso original gangster clothing styles
"PUMPED UP KICKS (REMIX) FUK NEW SCHOOL" - payaso915
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