Do people have clan tags floating over themselves in real life that let people know which gang someone rides with? Is it abundantly obvious when someone "rolls" with a certain gang? Not always.
I am sympathetic to your plight, however, it doesn't make a lot of sense to make it TOO obvious IMO.
I see what you're saying, and thanks for the input.
I also like what @Preacher said.. If you dont know, I'm a housing authority officer. Back before I moved to Las Vegas, I was working in areas like Hunters Point (San Francisco), or East Oakland, my partners and I knew all of the major gangs in the area, and how to identify them. Of coarse their were smaller gangs or sub-sets (clicks), but all of the major gangs we knew how to identify them very quickly.
Most gangs it was based on territory or city street block. Area + clothing / tattoos were the easiest way to usually identify what gang they belonged to.
All I'm saying is, it would be nice if gangs were mandated or encouraged to tag up on their names. This not only makes if fair for both gangs, and provides a level playing ground for attacks and area control. But, this also reduces the chances of civilians that are not I volved being killed in the crossfire.
I can remember several times in the past where we would be fighting a gang somewhere that wasn't tagged up. In this specific scenaio we had active shots fired back and forth between gangs. I rounded a corner and saw an armed man sitting in the corner of a cement wall hiding, I literally had to make a split second decision to shoot or don't shoot. I ended up shooting and killing the guy. It turned out that it was just a civilian that was scared because of the automatic gunfire in the very close vacinity. Had the gang we were up against been tagged up, I would of known that the civ wasn't involved. I would have them offered refuge and safety to the civ. I eneded up personally comping the civilian out of pocket as an apology.