Wearing colors has long been a way for gang members to show solidarity, but the FBI says gang members are indeed shying away from displaying identifiers. Often the only time colors and other identifiers are now displayed is at gang functions and funerals, according to the FBI’s 2013 National Gang report.
While gangs are showing their colors less, they have given police another way to identify them — their use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
“Today they declare themselves gang members on the Internet,” O’Hare said.
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