What if this becomes the new look of gangs?
We hear that in Central America, gangs are giving up the “gang look,” and going for the college prep look.
“Setting themselves apart by tattooing themselves head to toe with threatening symbols and hanging out in large crowds on street corners, their goal was to intimidate law-abiding citizens and rival gangs alike, experts say.”
Apparently the “intimidation” purpose of the gang look is giving way to a “just fitting in look,” which is odd since more non-gang kids are trying to look like gangster.
In this environment, anything is possible.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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