- Apr 14, 2010
No Fucks Given 14, also known as N/S Killers 14, is a newly formed Norteño gang which runs out of Hempshire View - a run down, economically unstable sector of Fort Carson. The large, scattered neighborhood makes it difficult for larger criminals to organize a system, leaving the crime random and unorganized. With the school system of Fort Carson failing, many of the students drop out at 17 with no repercussions at home, fueling the wild fire of crime. Hempshire View has one of the highest broken family percentages of any neighborhood in Bone County.
With clusters of drop outs on the rise, petty crimes in Hempshire View have increased. Burglaries, muggings, harassment, small time vandalism, carjackings, and even drug use are normal sights. Methamphetamine (ice, crystal) and heroin (smack, tar) are used commonly amongst dropouts and community members since it is so readily available and pushed by the older members of the community.
No Fucks Given established the group name by the way the members carry out their actions. The reckless nature of the teenagers has lead to implications around the neighborhood, luring more cruiser patrols into the vicinity.
The Norteño identity is influenced by the color red. This is clearly shown in the dress culture of the gang as members are often spotted wearing sports team apparel which shows their affiliation through symbolism such as; the University of Nebraska (red with a capital “N”), UNLV (Us Nortenos Love Violence), K-Swiss (Kill Scraps When I See Scraps), and San Francisco 49ers (Red and Gold with a number 4). Norteños use the number 14 in tattoos and graffiti as N is the fourteenth letter of the alphabet. It may be written as “X4”, or in Roman numerals as “XIV”.