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Gang Clothing - Your Favorite Sports Team
By Tracy E. Barnhart
Published: 01/25/2010

Baseball basketball footbal Professional and college sports teams clothing worn by street gangs. The following information is an indicator as to how many gang members are using popular sports clothing to represent their individual gangs. Both professional and college teams are represented. It should be noted that the sporting of clothing does not always signify gang affiliation. This list was compiled to make the reader aware of possible gang involvement. It should also be noted that street gangs have become aware of the fact that law enforcement uses the wearing of colors as an indicator of gang involvement.

Gang Related Clothing and Styles - Boys

Shaved, bald head or extremely short hair, White oversized T-shirt creased in the middle White athletic type undershirt Polo type knit shirts (oversized) and usually worn buttoned to the top and not tucked in. Oversized Dickie, Ben Davis or Solos pants, Pants worn low, or “sagging” and cuffed inside at the bottom or dragging on the ground. Baseball caps worn backwards (usually black and sometimes with the initials of the gang)

Cut off under-the-knee, short pants worn with knee-high socks, a predominance of dark or dull clothing, or clothing of one particular color. Black oversized jackets, sweatshirts, jerseys, etc. Black stretch belt with chrome or silver gang initial belt buckle, oversized shirts, Clothing a mixture of gang colors, black and silver or white.

Gang Related Clothing and Styles - Girls

Exaggerated use of mousse, gel or baby oil on hair, Black or dark clothing and shoes Black oversized jackets, sweatshirts, athletic football jerseys, etc. Oversized shirts worn outside of the pants, Oversized white T-shirts, Dark jackets with lettering (cursive or Old English style) Baggy, long pants dragging on the ground, Heavy make-up, dark excessive eye shadow, shaved eyebrows, dark lipstick, dark fingernail polish, Tank tops or revealing blouses, Stretch belts with initial on belt buckle, Overalls not fastened

Gang Affiliated Sports Team Apparel or Logos
  • Atlanta Braves: People- initial “A” for Almighty
  • Boston Celtics: Spanish Cobras - Colors - Green/Black
  • British Knights: Crips - initials “B” & “K” for Blood Killers
  • Burger King: Crips - initials “B” & “K” for Blood Killers
  • Charlotte Hornets: 4 Corner Hustlers - initials “C” & “H”
  • Charlotte Hornets: Imperial Gangsters - Colors - Black/Pink
  • Chicago Bulls: Vice Lords, Latin Counts, Mickey Cobras - colors - Black/Red
  • Chicago Bulls: Black Peace Stone Nation - “Bulls” stands for “Boy You Look Like Stone”
  • Chicago Black Hawks: Vice Lords - Colors - Black/Red
  • Chicago Cubs: Spanish Cobras - initial “C”
  • Cincinnati Reds: 4 Corner Hustlers - put a “4″ next to the “C” and an “H” inside of the “C”
  • Colorado Rockies: Simon City Royals - sometimes place a white “S” in front of the “C”
  • Columbia Knights: Bloods - initials “C” & “K” for Crip Killer
  • Converse All Star shoe: People - five point star in the logo of label
  • Dallas Cowboys: People - five point star
  • Denver Broncos: Black Disciples switch “DB” for initials “BD”
  • Detroit Lions: Gangster Disciples - Colors - Black/Blue
  • Detroit Tigers: Folks - initial “D” for Disciples
  • Detroit Tigers: Gangster Disciples - Colors: Black/Blue
  • Duke: Folks - Colors - Black/Blue; “Duke” = “Disciples Utilizing Knowledge Everyday”
  • Georgetown: Folks - initial “G” for Gangster
  • Georgetown Hoyas: Gangster Disciples - Colors: Black/Blue; “Hoyas” stands for “Hoover’s On Your Ass” (Larry Hoover)
  • Georgia Tech: Folks - initial “G” for Gangster
  • Indiana University: Imperial Gangsters - initials “I” & “U” overlapping appear to make the shape of a pitchfork showing “Folks” affiliation
  • Kansas City Royals: Folks - Colors: Black/Blue
  • Kansas City Royals: Simon City Royals - “Royals”
  • LA Dodgers: Gangster Disciples - initial “D” for Disciples
  • LA Kings: Latin Kings - “Kings”
  • LA Kings: People - “Kings” stands for “Kill Inglewood Nasty Gangsters”
  • Los Angeles Raiders: Folks - “Raiders” stands for “Ruthless Ass Insane Disciples Running Shit”
  • Los Angeles Raiders: People - “Raiders” stands for “Raggedy Ass Iced Donuts Everywhere Running Scared”: used to “Disrespect” Folks
  • Louis Vitton Cap: Vice Lords Initials “LV” reversed
  • Miami Hurricanes: People - Color -Orange
  • Michigan: Initial “M” for Maniac Latin Disciples
  • Minnesota Twins: Initial “M” for Maniac Latin Disciples
  • NY Yankees: Gangster Disciples Colors - Black/Blue/White
  • North Carolina Tar Heels: Folks - Colors - Black/Blue
  • Nike: Folks - Colors - Black/Blue
  • Oakland A’s: Ambrose - initial “A” for Ambrose
  • Oakland A’s: Orchestra Albany Initials “O” & “A”
  • Oakland A’s: Spanish Cobras - Color - Green
  • Orlando Magic: Folks - “Magic” stands for “Maniacs and Gangsters in Chicago”; Colors - Black/Blue represents numerous “Folks” gangs
  • Philadelphia Phillies: People - initial “P” for “People”
  • Phoenix Suns: Black Peace Stone Nation - initials “P” & “S”
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Colors - Black/Gold for Latin Kings; Bloods - Initial “P”; for Pirus (Bloods)
  • San Francisco Giants: Folks - switch initials for “Super Gangster Folk”
  • San Francisco Giants: Future Stones Initials “S” & “F” spelled backwards San Francisco (Any) Stone Freaks Initials “S” & “F”
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Spanish Vice Lords - red-colored hat
  • Starter Symbol: Folks - crack the five point star to disrespect the “People”
  • Starter Symbol: People - five point star
  • Texas Rangers: People - initial “T” looks like pitchfork pointing down
  • University of Illinois: Folks - initials “U” & “I” together appear to be a pitchfork pointing up
  • University of Nevada at Las Vegas: (UNLV ) -Vice Lords Colors: Red/Black; “UNLV” backwards stands for “Vice Lords Nation United”

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  4. Pepe on 01/26/2010:

    Question? Do you have information on the Island of Bermuda...gangs as well as West Coast?

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