As the 1950's came to an end and the next decade emerged, car clubs began to languish and more organized groups came to the forefront. There are literally hundreds of sets or individual gangs under the main Blood and Crip names 12. Most Bloods members are African American males, although some sets have recruited female members as well as members from other races and ethnic backgrounds. So there is no overarching philosophy or standards that applies to all crip or blood sets. Original Blood Family The Bloods The Bloods were founded in 1972, and they were first setup to provide protection against The Crips, who were increasing in power and numbers.
The group probably originated in the late 60s or early 70s, when African-Americans began to come together and protect each other while in prison. Many of the non-Crip street-gangs used to call one another blood. Several gangs that felt victimized by the Crips joined the Piru Street Boys to create a new federation of non-Crips neighborhoods. Example: Words such as dawg, cuz, iz, the word be missused. Ballou was beaten to death after he refused to give up his leather jacket. Many of these Crip subsets were in conflict with one another due to the independent nature of several of these gangs. While there are Blood and Crip dealers both inside prison and without , most use the sets as coverage and security for the operations rather than for practical business cooperation.
While they evoke colorful imagery and they are viewed by the media as a plague on African American communities, both groups are so loosely organized and poorly run that if education, job training, and civil rights issues were strongly addressed within their respective communities, it is likely that both organizations would shrink in numbers to a hardcore number of zealots possibly as low as 5% of their current numbers. This spelled trouble, and before long there were internal wars with each set or gang sparring against another. Members are known to wear apparel by the Green Bay Packers to signify their affiliation with the Gage Maravilla. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. The were formed in 1972 when a gang who had aligned with in fact been absorbed by the Crips - the , started an internecine gang war within the Crips between the Piru faction and the 'regular' Crips, both warring factions being based in at the time.
Biker gangs like hells angels started out because of the thrill of the ride and being sick and tired of having authority figures push them around. Unless they are fighting for a cause they shouldn't even be called gangs. In fact, the Brims were quite fervent to join forces against the Crips, who had recently murdered one of their gang members. The result of this collective behavior is the development of tradition, unreflective internal structure, esprit de corps, solidarity, morale, group awareness, and attachment to a local territory 1. There's no leadership beyond that of individual sets.
Many of the gang members who became involved in the buying and selling of narcotics came from the inner city areas where poverty and unemployment are a way of life. They like to wear sports clothing, including team jackets that show their gang color. Bloods sets have a loose structure of ranks based on how long a person has been involved with a particular set. By late 1972, the Pirus held a meeting in their neighborhood to discuss growing Crips pressure and intimidation. Their gang rivalry became vicious and bloody 7.
I just finished reading the highly recommended , which got me more interested in the subject. Bloods members can be identified by the color red that is worn by their members. To get into most sets you have to be sponsored for membership by someone already in the gang and then you get jumped in. Thus, the money involved was a main component which drew gangsters to this particular line of work. Crips still outnumbered Bloods 3 to 1. There are way too many Crip sets to name them all. The , , Athens Park Boys and other gangs not aligned with the Crips often clashed with the Crips.
Louis that I know of with gang affiliation atleast he claims he is is J-Kwon he's supposedly a Crip, I' … m not sure what set he's in. It was also suggested that by then General will deal with these Blood and Crip scum. If u don't wanna be mistaken for a Blood or a Crip, ur best bet is to not walk around with a red or blue bandana, better yet don't walk around with any color bandana, because there is a gang out there that wears every color bandana u can think of. In addition, another faction of Crips was formed in the Compton area of Los Angeles, which came to known as the Compton Crips. Thus, the Crips had become just like the gang members they had once sought to protect themselves from-Crips had become gangbangers who terrorized their own neighborhoods 6. The Crips and Bloods: Made in America does this exceptionally well. The Crips sort of readily admit they bang, do dirt snd thats that.
They spread like a virus infecting the general populations. Those associated with the Bloods are fairly well accredited for their take no prisoners attitude as well as for their merciless and violent behavior. Some of their favorite teams include the , the , and the. The founders of the Crips gang both lost their affiliation with the gang close to a decade after its establishment. However, by 1983, African-American Los Angeles gangs seized upon the availability of narcotics, particularly crack, as a means of income 10. The majority of set members are called soldiers, who are typically between the ages of 16 and 22.
By 1978, there were 15 Bloods sets. During their early years of existence, Crips' main activities included extortion of funds from non-gang members, theft and assault. They are also known to wear clothing, whose logo contains a five-pointed star. Both started off as neighborhood kids, black kids, kind of looking out for their own few blocks of territory. Associates are not full members, but they identify with the gang and take part in various criminal activities. Long Beach Rollin' 20's Crips are known to wear yellow and black in addition to blue.
So the devil summoned and onto what was a good world. Originally from Culver City, the group swiftly moved to occupy Mar Vista, Venice, and other parts of the Los Angeles Area. Although influenced by events at the time for example, an initial and discarded choice of name was The Black Overlords, reflecting the then-burgeoning movement , the need to organise in order to protect themselves and their community was the reason for the gang coming into being. Close to thirty thousand gang members associated with either the Crips or Bloods made their home in and around Los Angeles during the early 1980's. They are currently identified as an organized crime group in the Americas involving drug trafficking, robbery, murder, burglary, prostitution, theft, and extortion. Many of its affiliates considered it to be a social initiative aimed at protecting young Haitians from other ethnic groups. Gang Members Since 1969 the gang have expanded in numbers and are now one of the largest gangs in the World with an estimation of between 30,000 — 55,000 members.