What is a gang?

The Texas Penal Code, Chapter 71.10 defines a criminal street gang as three or more persons having a common identifying sign or symbol or an identifiable leadership who continuously or regularly associate in the commission of criminal activities.

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1. What is a gang?
2. Can a gang or gang member be identified from clothing alone?
3. What indicators or signs should I look for in my child that he/she is involved with gangs?
4. How can I discourage my child from joining a gang?