Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

FBI on the lookout for “New Hat Bandits”

The FBI is looking for bank robbers wearing snapback caps, and they’re calling them the New Hat Bandits.

Slideshow: Gang signs, know the code

A basic guide to gangs signs for the rest of us.

Man Mistakes Sign Language for Gang Signs — Stabs Deaf Man

In a case that has left investigators scratching their heads, Robert Jarell Neal, 22, of Burlington, N.C., has been arrested for stabbing a deaf man. Police believe that Neal misinterpreted sign language for gang signs, but this is just a theory at this point and in no way constitutes an excuse.

Insane Clown Posse to Sue FBI for Labeling Juggalos a Gang

In the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, fans of the horrorcore rap duo Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, were labeled a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.” Now, the ICP plans to sue the FBI for giving its face-painting followers the potentially dangerous label.