When Japanese street gangs refused to accept female members in the 1980s, teenage girls formed their own gangs. These sukeban roamed the streets, eventually rivaling the yakuza in size.
A deaf 45 year old North Carolina man was repeatedly stabbed after he was walking down the street, signing to his friend and a gang member mistook their signing conversation for gang signs.
The Crips street gang was originally formed as a Neighborhood Watch to eliminate criminal gangs by force.
Michael Jackson cast 80 members of the Los Angeles’ Crips and Bloods for the music video “Beat It” in hopes to foster peace between them.