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Interesting Black and White Photographs Reveal the Secret Language of LA’s Gang Signs in the 1980s

“Depending on context, hand signals can be used a variety of ways such as to greet, identify, confirm affiliation, disrespect rivals, conduct business, and bond members together,” writes parole board administrator Herbert Covey in his book Crips and Bloods: A Guide to an American Subculture. 1988 was dubbed by The Los Angeles Police Department as “The Year Of The Gang.
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