Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force
Sagging pants, T-shirts with prison scenes or slogans, two or three-toned bead necklaces, sports clothing of specific teams, colored fabric belts and initialed metal buckles are all potential indicators of a gang affiliation.
Gang clothing tends to change and be different from one place to another.
Other clues include colors; symbols like stars, crowns, pitchforks and numbers; sports items; graffiti items such as spray paint and wide-tip markers; tattoos; hand signs; and gang-influenced music and movies.
Tips provided by the National Youth Gang Center, iir.com/nygc.