Just because they are not Bloods or Crips, does not meant hey are not a legitimate gang. Gangs take on all forms and this one sounds like what's known as a hybrid. Legal definition in NC is "Three or more persons who share common name, sign, colors, or symbols and participate in criminal activity." If these kids fit that definition, then guess what, it's a gang. It amazes me that people still want to put their heads in the sand and pretend there isn't a problem. The more you ignore it, the more it will spread. However, no one wants to put in the effort or money to support prevention programs. Programs like DARE and GREAT aren't perfect, but they do at least put forth an effort and therefore should be supported. Until everyone stops being afraid of the word or idea of "gangs" then they will continue to be popular and continue to get away with it.
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