Nicknames are very popular in the world of street gangs, some examples including "Lil' Capone," "Ghost," "Bats" and many more. Nicknames have become so commonplace in gang culture, in fact, that police departments now commonly maintain robust databases of these nicknames in order to track wanted criminals.Continue Reading
Many gang members operate under nicknames to give themselves a persona or possibly to instill a sense of family in their crime organization by using pet names. When a gang member is wanted for a crime, police often have trouble tracking them down because their associates will only know them by their street name. This is why police departments utilize the nickname databases so regularly.
Nicknames in gang culture are nothing new, though. Nicknames were very popular in the organized crime families of the mafia, with some some noted examples being the "Dapper Don" for John Gotti, "Scarface" for Al Capone and "The Breeze" for Frank Calabrese.Learn more about Crime
Dothan, Alabama is home to three street gangs as of 2015. Montgomery, Alabama is home to the All Profits Gang, or APG. The nationwide street gangs the Crips and the Bloods have a significant presence in Alabama, as does The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation.Full Answer >
Famous people who have been members of the Bloods or Crips gangs include rappers Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne and actor and rapper Ice-T. The Bloods and the Crips are rival gangs based in Los Angeles, Calif., and are frequently tied to illegal activities involving drugs, guns and violent crime.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 Crip six-point star is a common mark used by members to identify themselves as part of the Crips street gang. Founded by Stanley Williams, the Crips street gang also use other symbols and hand signs.Full Answer >