EPA Wheatpaste and Graffiti de Pandillas (Gangs)

Spotted this beauty of a wheatpaste in East Palo Alto, which is rare.

Equal opportunity offender.

More commonly seen in East Palo Alto is gang graffiti like this. I’m pretty sure XIV (14) stands for the 14th letter of the alphabet, N, which stands for Norteno, the gang from northern Mexico.

Really, I’m neutral like Switzerland. So don’t shoot me, but if you do, please make it in the head with a large caliber.

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One thought on “EPA Wheatpaste and Graffiti de Pandillas (Gangs)

  1. You need to do your homework before posting pictures and giving information. You are right about the XIV being 14 and associating with the letter “N”. “N” stands for Norte or Norteno (Northener) but they did not originate in northern Mexico. They originated in California as a gang in opposition to the Surrenos (Southerners). The Nortes are tied to a California prison gang called the LA Nuestra Familia who formed in defense to another California prison gang called the Mexican Mafia (La Eme) which is tied to the Surrenos. Surrenos use the number 13 to represent their gang. These particular gangs aren’t secluded to northern or southern California. They are nation wide. The image in two of the photos is called the Huegla bird which is used to represent La Nuestra Familia as well as other gangs tied to them.

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