Symbols is an important part of the gang culture to both street gangs and prison gangs. Signs and symbols are used to identify a specific gang or to intimidate gangs and disrespect rival gangs. While most symbols are used to identify individual gangs, some signs and symbols are used to identify a gang as part of an alliance of many gangs.
Frank McErlane, allied to the North side Chicago gang. He once shot a man in the head from across a crowded tavern to prove his marksmanship to several friends. This murder led to a trial in which virtually every prosecution witness was either threatened with death, or was actually killed. McErlane was acquitted on November 31, 1927. He died of pneumonia age 38 in 1932.
In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.