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Gang Hand Signs

Gang Hand Signs

The first youth is making a "B" and a "P" for Brown Pride, the second is making an "S" for Sureno.

Each gang has their own gang hand signs that they use to identify themselves and others, show allegiance to their gang or to disrespect rival gang members.

Hand signs often represent letters of the alphabet and other signs to represent a word or a phrase. Displaying these gang hand signs is known as "flashing,” "throwing" or “stacking” the signs. It can be extremely dangerous and have led to serious gang fights, assaults, stabbings, and shootings.

Youth Flashing 14

This youth is flashing fourteen, a Norteño symbol.

S for Sureño

"S" for Sureño.

S for Sureño

Together they are flashing "XIV." Individually they are flashing fourteen (one on one hand, four on the other.)

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