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Sure. ñ. o. gangs: . Brown Pride Santa Cruz . (BPSC) . Beach Flats . Sure. ñ. os. (BFS). Santa East Side . (SES) . Villa San Carlos . (VSC) . Mara . Salvatrucha. . (MS) . Santa Cruz . SureÑo. CLOTHING. ID: 592432Direct Link: Embed code:
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The following local photographs represent Santa Cruz Sureño gangs: Brown Pride Santa Cruz (BPSC) Beach Flats Sureños (BFS)Santa East Side (SES) Villa San Carlos (VSC) Mara Salvatrucha (MS)
The items shown here are popular among youth. Many non-gang members also wear these particular clothes and accessories. Simply wearing these clothes does not necessarily indicate gang involvement. However, the clothing represented here is also worn by local gang members (and those imitating gang members).
These images are shown here in the spirit of prevention and intervention. They are meant to be a tool for parents and educators. Again, simply wearing these items does not mean a youth is gang-involved. As parents and educators we should look for other causes for concern.
Other Causes for Concern:
many of the items
Refusing to wear
Wearing items shown here, as well as graffiti or tagging on notebooks, using hand-signs, changes in behavior or other signs of potential involvement
Please also note that clothing trends are constantly changing. We will update this website as often as possible to reflect those changes.Slide3
The LA Dodgers baseball hat
is commonly worn by
Sureño criminal street gang members because of the color blue.
in the photograph
above is a Kansas City baseball cap in solid blue that signifies “Kill a Chico” which is referenced to the West Side Chicos, a Norteño gang in Santa Cruz.
The writings include X3 which stands for the number 13, “VSC” which stands for Villa San Carlos (a local Santa
Cruz Sureño gang), and the 3 dots with two lines beneath them which is the number 13 in the Mayan numerical system.
Depicted in the photograph
baseball cap with
writing on the inside.Slide5
Depicted in the photograph
is a brown
zip up sweatshirt with the brand-name “Dickies” written in white and outlined in blue. At first glance the sweatshirt would seem main-stream and to not have gang value, but to someone involved with the gang culture it speaks volumes about the person wearing it.
criminal street gang known as Brown Pride Santa Cruz (BPSC) will wear the color brown in addition to the color blue.Slide6
The South Pole brand is very popular among youth in general but is also used by Sureños to express their gang affiliation.Slide7
More examples of
Depicted in the two photographs
t-shirts that are commonly worn by
criminal street gang members, associates and their affiliates.
They are more
specifically worn by
Brown Pride Santa Cruz (BPSC).Slide9
Looking at the photograph below you can note the lack of red clothing and the variety of blue or brown clothing. The Sureño gangs use the color blue or brown to show their affiliation.Slide10
Depicted in the photograph is a young man wearing a blue baseball cap with a long white t-shirt and baggy pants. Aside from the hand sign and blue hat one can see the oversized shirt and pants. Many times those who associate themselves with the gang culture or life will often wear oversized clothing. The oversized clothing can be a means of concealing weapons, contraband or narcotics as well as simply being a popular style.Slide11
Today we find that most of the youth that participate in the gang culture will often use subtle ways of identifying themselves with their respective gangs.Slide12
The clothing and accessories shown here are meant to be used as a tool for parents, educators and community members to identify youth who may be showing signs of gang involvement.
should be noted that
these items are often
adopted by mainstream youth
who may not be involved.
Parents and educators should be concerned if they see
a predominance of the one color or style of dress as shown here, together with other signs of involvement.
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