Has anyone else's kid joined a gang? My daughter got involved in one a couple years ago. It has been a nightmare. We've had attacks made on our home, which doesn't help with the little ones feeling secure at home. Her gang affiliations have been a huge part of her not being allowed in our home. I think she was involved in the gang life before I really knew what was going on. She say or do things that, looking back, make sense. But at the time it was hard to know. Gang culture has made its way into the mainstream. It's been a hard thing to come to grips with, especially knowing what girl gang members have to do to be a part of the gang. She said she got jumped in, but without lingering on it too much, it will always be a question mark over my head. I think she's compromised herself many times over the past few years to earn the (fake) loyalty of her gang friends. She's kind of like a dry drunk right now with the gang affiliations. She still wears the color a lot, and talks to gang members all over the country (Myspace is a great gang-banger hookup), writes men in prison... she has not completely washed herself of that lifestyle. So I don't know if she'll get back into it. Right now she's on probation and doesn't want to get caught an go back to jail.