Friday, October 29, 2010

Gang Warning Signs

I've been sharing some of what I learned while researching for my latest release, Fear No Evil. Here's more about warning signs from Gang Task Force:

You should be concerned if your child:

Admits to gang involvement
Is obsessed with one particular color of clothing or shows a desire for a particular logo
Wears sagging pants (this in and of itself is not indicative of gang activity)
Is obsessed with gangster-influenced music, videos and movies to the point of imitation
Withdraws from family with an accompanying change in demeanor
Associates with undesirable friends and breaks parental rules consistently
Develops an unusual desire for privacy and secrecy and may completely rearrange living quarters to create privacy
Uses hand signs while with friends and practices them at home
Or there is the appearance of:
Physical injury (such as being beaten) and then child lies about the events surrounding the injury
Peculiar drawings or language on school books (may appear later as tattoos or brands)
Unexplained cash or goods, such as clothing or jewelry
Possible use of alcohol and drugs with attitude change

As concerned adults, we need to pray and BE AWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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