SACRAMENTO - Your child may be hanging around the wrong crowd, and you may not even know it. As a parent, would you know what to look out for if your child was affiliated with a gang?
Sacramento Sheriff's Department Gang Unit Sgt. Jamin Martinez said there are more than 300 documented gangs in Northern California, and that number is growing. In Sacramento, the Surenos and Nortenos are two of most active gangs.
"This is so much bigger than just something that the cops can deal with. It's a societal problem," Martinez said. "It starts with mom and dad; it starts with parents being parents."
You're probably aware of the tattoos and designated colors, but not all signs are that obvious.
News10 showed parents images of a hat with the letters "SK" embroidered in the front. At first glance, some parents passed it off as being a Sacramento Kings hat, but when Norteno gang members wear the hat, it could imply "Sureno Killers."