Large crews of guys on for corners or more often sitting on or in front of houses. Some rock colors (black and white, blue, white, etc). If there is a group of people all with the same of some characteristic (clothing color, race, culture, gender, etc) then it might be a crew.
Not all "gangs" are really gangs. We have a lot of smaller crews running around that may or may not have ties to actual large national gangs, kings, crops, bloods, folk nation, ms 13, etc. Etc.
The small crews are actually more likely to rob you or start problems. The larger more organized guys are more worried about pushing drugs and making money to deal with petty crime. So if your in their radar they will just kill you and call it a day. Although they do have young guys trying to move up.
.if it doesn't look right, feel right, smell right.... its not right.
Finally, they aren't bashful people. Especially when they are with their crew. If they are staring you down or even talking at/to you then its prob a crew.
Ultimately they are usually cowards. If you appear a hard target then they'll move to easier prey. Its why we have literally the same exact characteristics for 90% (give or take) of our victims of robberies. Let's just say the victims are NOT 18-26 year old sober in shape males. If they are in that category it was targeted not just a routine robbery.
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