Wearing a black bandana is usually associated with gang affiliation. Law enforcement groups identify a variety of bandana colors and color combinations linked with a number of different gangs.Continue Reading
Latin Kings, Black Gangster Disciples, MS 13, Vice Lords and 18th Street are some of the gangs reputed to wear black bandanas, and other colors or combinations, as a symbol of membership.
In contrast, Crips are associated with the color blue, and members of the Bloods traditionally wear red bandanas. Tattoos, hand signs, graffiti and special jargon are other ways to discern and communicate gang affiliation. Public safety measures to promote awareness of common gang symbols aim at identifying and preventing juvenile delinquency and gang activity.Learn more about Clothing
Bandanas come in a variety of sizes, but the standard dimensions are 22 inches by 22 inches. An oversized bandana is typically 27 inches on each side.Full Answer >
The Sur 13 gang is part of a larger affiliation of gangs called the Surenos. The Surenos are a national Mexican-American gang in the United States with a heavy presence in California.Full Answer >
There isn't a type of bandana called a gang bandana, but gang members sometimes wear bandanas to signify their affiliation with a particular gang. The color varies depending on the gang.Full Answer >
The five-pointed star is a gang symbol used by the Bloods, as well as the five-pointed crown, and it is meant to show their affiliation with the People Nation. Each point on the star represents a different meaning, running clockwise from the top: love, truth, peace, freedom and justice.Full Answer >