The act of getting your name up... the majority of the writers do it in a writing sense, not promoting a gang. Alan Keyes disgraced the term, and perhaps doesn't realize that writers have been bombing the system since the 60's, unlike most any gang.
Graffiti is a way of life, not a throwup that some toy did to call out a gang, that shit is just scribbles for dumbasses.
DAMN! I can't wave to my friend because I am afraid I am gonna get shot, damn those gangs and their hand symbols... and fuck alan keyes.