Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Colorful News

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red


the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.


 Gangs from coast to coast have toned down their use of colors and are even removing or altering tattoos.
Today, the most you might see is part of a red handkerchief hanging out of a back pocket or a gold and black baseball cap, said Johnmichael O'Hare, a Hartford police sergeant who monitors gangs.


One such neighborhood gang in Hartford, Money Green/Bedroc, often wore the kind of athletic jerseys popular among kids nationwide,


In Los Angeles, court injunctions allow police to enforce nighttime curfews and arrest people for hanging out in public and wearing gang colors."So we don't see so much wearing of the colors. We don't see so much of the tattooing,"