This picture (above) is an example of one of the most well known gangs in Los Angeles. Graffiti is part of gang culture in many North American cities. In the streets of Los Angeles, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Washington DC; and Vancouver, BC, Canada; graffiti is seen frequently. Even though in The United States it is illegal to write graffiti on walls or on private properties people still do it to prove a point or claim something that “belongs” to them. Graffiti is commly used in the United States as a way to mark a gang's territory.
Not all of graffiti is bad. Some artists in America use graffiti as a medium to make a statement of how life is in their community. This picture (above) was taken by one of our members.The picture shows the arms in the left are offering her an education and there are many opportunities for a career and, ultimely, a future.