youth gang is defined as the association of 3 or more persons
who identify with a common symbol, name or sign; and who engage
in criminal activity.
the Indiana Criminal Code 1998 defines a gang as:
"Criminal gang" defined:
gang means a group with at least five(5) members that specifically:
either: (A) promotes, sponsors, or assists in; or
participates in; and
requires as a condition of membership or continued membership;
commission of a felony or an act that would be a felony if committed
by an adult
the offense of battery.
felony acts include (but are not limited to):
Homicide / Manslaughter
Sale or Possession of Narcotics
Criminal Recklessness (i.e. Drive-By Shooting, Stabbing)
used in this context], "threatens" includes a communication
made with the intent
harm a person or the person's property or any other person or
the property of
Criminal gang activity.
person who knowingly or intentionally actively participates
in a criminal gang
criminal gang activity, a Class D felony.
Criminal gang intimidation.
person who threatens another person because the other person:
refuses to join a criminal gang; or
has withdrawn from a criminal gang;
gang intimidation, a Class C felony.