[1] 18th Street Gang in Los Angeles
- IDENTIFIERS:
1. Clothing: 2. Colors:3. Territory:
4. [2] Sets: (What is a SET? - Neighborhood gangs; term used for a gang by members of street gangs. Many sets are loyal to the Bloods, Crips, or People or Folks Nations. What is Set tripping? - To jump from one gang to another .)
5. Tattoos:6. Hand Signs:
Summary
In Los Angeles the 18th Street gang is considered the largest gang in Los Angeles County but that label is very misleading. Even though they are estimated to have approximately 15,000 members in Los Angeles County, they are actually a collection of approximately 20 separate individual autonomous gangs operating under the same label with separate barrios in the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, the South Bay, South Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Pico Union, Inglewood, and Cudahy. Some estimates of the 18th are as low as 8,000 members. The notoriety of the gang is based on four distinct barrios, three near downtown Los Angeles west of the Staple’s Center and the 110 Freeway, and one in the West Adams area.The individual factions can number from 50 to several hundred members and they are dispersed throughout the County, but their strong hold and their oldest barrio is located in the Pico Union (Grand View, Hoover clicks) area east of the Staples center between the Harbor 110 Freeway (east) and Hoover Ave (west). Slightly to the north are two other barrios in the Shatto Park and MacArthur Park (Colombia Lil Cycos click) areas. There are also two significant size 18th Street Barrios in South LA, one between Vernon (north) and Slauson (south) along Vermont Avenue and the second one being between Florence (north) and 91st Street (south). One of the most infamous 18th Street neighborhoods would be in the West Adams (Smiley, Alsace, Lil Lowks) because member Catorina Gonzales was convicted for killing LAPD officer Filbert Cuesta in 1998, and more recently, member Pedro Espinoza was charged in the murder of High School star athlete Jamiel Shaw stemming from the conflict with the Bloods. The media often states that 18th Street is the largest gang in Los Angeles, but the largest single Hispanic gang in terms of turf size and membership would be one of 18th Street’s main rivals, the Florencia 13 gang that has a turf that stretches from Western (west) to Compton Avenues (east). Members of this gang were recently indicted by the Feds on drug trafficking and murder charges.

Historical BackgroundThe 18th Street gang formed around 1959 in the Pico Union area when members of larger Clanton 14 neighborhood decided to start a new click. Originally 18th Street was a click of the bigger Clanton 14th Street neighborhood. As membership of Clanton grew, newer members who lived off of 18th Street decided to start Clanton 18th Street. Forming a new click of a gang can sometimes be a challenge, because some members may look at it as an action that does not unify but separates the neighborhood, and possibly creates division between members that will be forced to choose sides during a conflict. On the other hand, adding a click can expand the turf, bring in more members, and make the neighborhood appear to be stronger. There is usually a protocol to creating a new click and each neighborhood is different when it comes to that, but ultimately Clanton 14 core members did not approve of having Clanton 18, so the new click members had to make a decision of falling in line with Clanton 14, or taking a defiant position to start their own gang, hence the birth of 18th Street. They just simply dropped the Clanton off their name and then became rivals against them. As the years progressed, Clanton lost their main strong hold off 14th Street, and today that area is dominated by 18th Street.
Clanton did not disappear though as their neighborhood in Hollywood off Beverly has survived and their other neighborhood on the South Side near San Pedro is still thriving. Most gangs today have clicks and there is usually little resistance from the rest of the gang when members want to start a new click, because there is a perceived benefit to the entire gang as outsiders will assume the gang is growing, and it provides a psychological edge against their rivals. Through a small act of defiance, one of the most well known gangs was born in Los Angeles. Because of its aggressive recruiting techniques of accepting any all new comers the name of this gang has caught on and has been copied and mimicked in several other cities and countries around the world.


Global Reach: Real or Perceived?
Since its inception youth from every large city in the US, Canada, Mexico and countries in Central & South America America, Europe and most likely several other cities and countries have adapted the use of the name 18th Street. Because of the wide spread popularity, the FBI has labeled this gang a transnational gang with global reach, but there is no evidence to support the existence of any such global network in which the 18th Street gang operates between cities or across national borders. Because of deportation, the gang culture of LA was introduced into Mexico and Central America, but transnational linkages in which the 18th Street gang operate have not been uncovered thus far. A study from 2007 found that international connections among Hispanic gangs like 18th Street were over stated and that there were no signs of transnational coordination among gang members. Academic studies have also fell short from identifying these types of networks among Los Angeles based Hispanic gangs.
The typical propaganda from law enforcement is designed to stigmatize the gang by over exaggerating the extent to which the gang operates. Phrases like “violent foreign-born gang members” and “their behavior is often deadly” uses the fear card to gain public support for what ever law enforcement action is desired against the group. For years the FBI has been telling us that there exists parallels between 18th Street and international crime but many of those linkages have been overstated and just because the federal government says that 18th Street possesses weapons of mass destruction does not necessarily mean that it is true. United States Senator Dianne Feinstein published a report in 2003 which erroneously stated that 80 percent of the 18th Street gang in California consists of illegal immigrants.

Gang Injunction
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has three gang injunctions against the 18th Street; two in the Rampart Division and one in the Southwest Division of the LAPD against the same faction that Catorino Gonzales and Pedro Espinoza were from. This specific 18th Street gang has several clicks including Alcase, Lil Lowks, and Smiley Drive.
The Rampart injunctions were under review and temporarily halted in September of 1999 because of the Rampart corruption scandal that implicated several LAPD officers in criminal activity. In 2002 these injunctions were refiled by the City Attorney’s Office and placed back into affect.

Warring with Bloods
Certain factions of 18th Street in South Los Angeles are feuding with Black gangs, specifically the Bloods. In 1994, members of the Rancho Park click that were hanging out on Gibraltar Avenue in the Jungles got into a conflict with members of the Black P Stones in the Jungles. The actual source of this conflict remains in question, but an argument ensued, and an 18th Street member was murdered, thus starting the cycle of violence between the Bloods and the 18th Street. The Black Stones from the City joined the conflict, then in 1996 the Rollin’ 20s Bloods got involved. More recently the Fruit Town Brims, the 4th Blood gang joined the conflict against the 18th Street. This conflict followed the war between the Venice Shoreline Crips, a predominately black gang and the Hispanic Venice 13, that saw 17 murders in 9 months from 1993-94. Eventually, Venice 13 had the support of three other Hispanic gangs; Culver City Boys, Sotel, and Santa Monica 13, but that war was over by 1996.

List of Eighteen Street in Los Angeles County
Many people look at 18th Street as this one monolithic super gang whether its on a local, national and international scale but 18th Street is more of an identity that several unconnected neighborhoods fall under. Even on a micro scale in Los Angeles, the 20 different 18th Street gangs do not operate as one, nor do they even all know each other, so we treat then all as individual independent autonomous gang neighborhoods. There are those different neighborhoods that interact because of close proximity but they are dispersed through out the County and each neighborhood has their own territory and their own unique enemies.

  1. 18th Street [North Side] – Los Angeles – North Hollywood
  2. 18th Street [51st, 54th, Tiny Winos] – Los Angeles – South LA
  3. 18th Street (W/S) [Columbia Lil Cycos (CLCS)] – Los Angeles – Westlake
  4. 18th Street [Pico Locos, Grand View, Hoover Tiny Locos, Red Shield] – Los Angeles – Pico Uion
  5. 18th Street (E/S) [Bebitos] – Los Angeles – Northeast
  6. 18th Street [South Central, Wall Street Gangsters, Los Gangsters (LGS)] – Los Angeles - South LA
  7. 18th Street [Shatto Park, Siete (7) Shadow] – Los Angeles – Westlake
  8. 18th Street [Los Players] – Los Angeles – South LA
  9. 18th Street [Smiley Drive, Alcase, Tiny Malditos, Lil Lowks, Rancho Park] – Los Angeles – South LA
  10. 18th Street – Los Angeles – South LA, Jefferson Park
  11. 18th Street [7th & Broadway] – Los Angeles – downtown
  12. 18th Street [Rimpau] – Los Angeles – Midtown
  13. 18th Street [King Blvd Gangsters (KBGS)] – Los Angeles – South LA
  14. 18th Street [Hollywood Gangster] – Los Angeles – Hollywood
  15. 18th Street – Baldwin Park
  16. 18th Street [106th, Tiny Winos] – Inglewood
  17. 18th Street – South Gate
  18. 18th Street [Kdubs, Diablos, Tiny Winos] – Cudahy




CALIFORNIA CRIP GANGS
(California Crips (Community Revolution In Progress)





[3] - Background/History:Background/History: The Crips are a primarily, but not exclusively, African American gang founded in Los Angeles California in 1969 mainly by 16-year-old Raymond Washington and Stanley Tookie Williams III. What was once a single gang is now a loosely connected network of individual sets, often engaged in open warfare with one another. Through the years the gang has grown to be one of the largest and most 72f2b354dd3e5076.jpgpowerful gangs in the United States, currently with over 30,000 gang members. The gang is known to be involved in murders, robberies, drug dealing, among many other criminal pursuits. The gang is notorious for its gang members’ flamboyant use of the color blue in their clothing. However, this practice has waned due to contentious police crackdowns on gang members.
Crips also wear blue bandanas and British Knights sport shoes (using the company moniker BK, which the Crips use as a backronym meaning “Blood Killas”.) They usually refer derisively to their rivals, the Bloods, as “slobs” and “busters”. More recently, however, the Crips have begun to cease the use of colors as a means of identification, since it is likely to draw attention from police. Methods such as the use of college sport team jerseys and hats are sometimes used, but in general, what set a certain gang member claims can be determined solely by their tattoos. (Many Crips will also change words containing the letter B or choose another word to replace it, the best being a word with a C. This is due to their hatred of Bloods. If no word can reasonably be substituted, the letter B will be crossed out to show disrespect. Sometimes excessive use of the letter C also occurs, such as “I’ll C right baCC” to refrain from using the initials “ck” which stands for “Crip Killer”, and not using “B” which is the first letter in Blood. Also, the letter B can be written BK as in “Blood Killer”. The Crips wear blue bandanas out of their left pocket, opposite of the Bloods, who wear red bandanas out of their right pocket.)96ca6c9db6de70fc.jpg
Stanley Tookie Williams, generally acknowledged as co-founder of the Crips (Community Revolution in Progress), started his own gang called the Westside Crips. The Crips became popular throughout southern Los Angeles as more youth gangs joined; at one point they outnumbered non-Crip gangs by 3 to 1, sparking disputes with non-Crip gangs, including the L.A. Brims, Athens Park Boys, the Bishops and the Denver Lanes. The Crips eventually became the most powerful gang in California. In response, all of the other rival gangs, including the Pirus, formed an alliance that later became the Bloods.
Along with friends, Williams and Washington created the initial intent of continuing the revolutionary ideology of the 1960s. These aspirations were unattainable because of a general lack of political leadership and guidance. Washington and Williams were never able to develop an agenda for social change within the community and instead became obsessed with protecting themselves from other gangs in the community. By 1971 the gang’s notoriety had spread across Los Angeles. The gang became increasingly violent as they attempted to expand their turf. By the early 1980s the gang was heavily involved with drug trade (Majority was Crack Cocaine).
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In 1971, a Crip set on Piru Street, Compton known as the Piru Street Boys was formed. After two years of peace, a feud began between the Piru Street Boys and the other Crip sets. It would later turn violent as gang warfare ensued between former allies. This battle continued until the mid 1970s when the Piru Street Boys wanted to call an end to the violence and called a meeting with other gangs that were targeted by the Crips. After a long discussion, the Pirus broke off all connections to the Crips and started an organization that would later be called the Bloods, a street gang infamous for its rivalry with the Crips.
1fe83a08e8b9e8fe.jpgSince then, other conflicts and feuds were started between many of the remaining sets of the Crip gang. It is a popular misconception that Crips sets feud only with Bloods. In reality, they fight each other — for example, the Rollin’ 60s and 83rd Street Gangster Crips (”Eight-Tray”) have been rivals since 1979. This conflict has resulted in the majority of “Gangster Crip” sets feuding with most “Neighborhood Crip” sets. In Watts, Los Angeles, the Grape Street Watts Crips and the P Jay Crips have feuded so much that the P Jay Crips even teamed up with the local Bloods set, the Bounty Hunter Bloods, to fight against the Grape Street Crips. This mentality also is consistent inside of our nation’s prisons and jails.
For many years, Crips were characterized by their tendency to wear blue in order to easily identify each other. One suggested origin of the selected color is traced to the school colors of Washington High School in South L.A. Another theory is the co-founder, Stanley Williams, had a good and close friend called “Buddha”, who wore blue shirts, khakis, shoes, and a blue bandana from his back left pocket. When Buddha died, Williams made blue the Crip color in honor of Buddha. A particular set of Crips, the Grape Street Crips, have been known to wear purple in addition to blue. The Shotgun Crips (SGCs) are separated into three sub-sets: the Nine, 139th street; the Foe, 134th street; and the Deuce, 132nd street in the city of Gardena, California and have been known to wear dark-green, the city color of Gardena, in addition to blue to show that the Shotgun Crips are from Gardena.

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Crips also wear blue bandanas and British Knights sport shoes (using the company moniker BK, which the Crips use as a backronym meaning “Blood Killas”.) They usually refer derisively to their rivals, the Bloods, as “slobs” and “busters”. More recently, however, the Crips have begun to cease the use of colors as a means of identification, since it is likely to draw attention from police. Methods such as the use of college sport team jerseys and hats are sometimes used, but in general, what set a certain gang member claims can be determined solely by their tattoos.
Many Crips will also change words containing the letter B or choose another word to replace it, the best being a word with a C. This is due to their hatred of Bloods. If no word can reasonably be substituted, the letter B will be crossed out to show disrespect. Sometimes excessive use of the letter C also occurs, such as “I’ll C right baCC” to refrain from using the initials “ck” which stands for “Crip Killer”, and not using “B” which is the first letter in Blood. Also, the letter B can be written BK as in “Blood Killer”. The Crips wear blue bandanas out of their left pocket, opposite of the Bloods, who wear red bandanas out of their right pocket.
Stanley Tookie Williams was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times while in prison for murder. SAN QUENTIN, Calif. Convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams, the Crips gang co-founder whose case stirred a national debate about capital punishment and the possibility of redemption, was executed Tuesday morning December 13, 2005. Williams, 51, died around 12:35 a.m. after receiving a lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison, officials said. The case became the state’s highest-profile execution in decades. Hollywood stars and capital punishment foes argued that Williams’ sentence should be commuted to life in prison because he had made amends by writing children’s books about the dangers of gangs and violence. Some of your Hollywood stars that spoke on Williams’ behalf were Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and Snoop, both who is self admitted Crip gang members or who have Crip affiliations.
In the days leading up to the execution, state and federal courts refused to reopen his case. Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied Williams’ request for clemency, suggesting that his supposed change of heart was not genuine because he had not shown any real remorse for the countless killings committed by the Crips. “Is Williams’ redemption complete and sincere, or is it just a hollow promise?” Schwarzenegger wrote. “Without an apology and atonement for these senseless and brutal killings, there can be no redemption.”
Williams was condemned in 1981 for gunning down convenience store clerk Albert Owens, 26, at a 7-Eleven in Whittier and killing Yen-I Yang, 76, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, 63, and the couple’s daughter Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 43, at the Los Angeles motel they owned. Williams claimed he was innocent. Witnesses at the trial said Williams boasted about the killings, stating “You should have heard the way he sounded when I shot him.” Williams then made a growling noise and laughed for five to six minutes, according to thetranscript that the governor referenced in his denial.
- IDENTIFIERS:
1. Clothing:
  • Blue Bandanas, British Knight Sports Shoes (“Using the company moniker BK, which the Crips use as a backronym meaning “Blood Killas”)2. Colors:
  • Blue
3. Territory:
  • Los Angeles, California
4. Sets:
  • Pirus

  • Rollin’ 60s
  • 83rd Street Gangster Crips (”Eight-Tray”)
5. Crip Tattoos: Consistent with other gangs, Crip gang members will use tattoos as a means of identification. Both west coast and east coast Crips use this method of identification but you will find that the Crips on the west coast tattoo a lot more then east coast Crips. Below you will find a list and description of these tattoos, along with pictures.
  • Crip Lob = Crip Love (LOB represents Lords of Brotherhood)
  • BNC = Bad News Crip
  • SMGC = Soldier Mafia Gangster Crip (This Crip set has been found to use the common Blood tattoo “MOB” as a means of disrespect. Soldier Mafia Gangster Crips use these letters to represent “Murder Other Bloods”
  • Six Pointed Stars
  • Six Pointed Crowns
  • Three Pointed Crowns
  • The numbers 211 = The second letter being “B” and the eleventh letter being “K”….BK represents Blood Killer
  • Crippin Ain’t Easy
  • The numbers “3 18 9 16”……This numbers of the alphabet equal the letters of the word CRIP
  • Pitchforks facing up
  • The number 6 in any fashion
6.[4] Crip Hand Signs:
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7.[5] Crip Gangs in California 101
  • Crip Gang 7th Street Watts
  • Crip Acacia Block Compton
  • Crip Altadena Block
  • Crip Angelo Mafia
  • Crip Anzac Grape
  • Compton Crip Atlantic Drive
  • Compton Crips
  • Avalon 40's Crip
  • Avalon Gangster Crips
  • 53 Avalon Ganster Crip
  • 116 Avalon Garden
  • Crips 88 Back Street Crip
  • Beach Town Mafia Crip
  • Big Daddyz (BDZ)
  • Blunt Smoking Only Gang BOGC Born To Jacc Crip
  • 73rd st Boulevard Mafia Crips
  • Bricc Block Crip
  • Broadway Gangster Crip
  • 112 Broadway Gangster Crip
  • 52 BudLong Crip Gang 102 Burnside Avenue Crip
  • Gang Butler Blocc Compton Crips
  • By Yourself Hustler Crips
  • Carver Park Compton Crips
  • Chester Street Compton Crips
  • Compton Avenue Crip
  • 95 DAWGS Dirty Old Man Gang Dodge City Crips
  • Don't Give a Fuck Down Ass Pimp Gang
  • 109 Dragnet DSHC 91st Du Rocc Crip
  • Ducky Hood Compton Crip
  • East Coast Blocc Crip
  • 190 East Coast Blocc Crip
  • 118 East Coast Crip
  • Q102 East Coast Crip
  • 200 East Coast Crip
  • 59 East Coast Crip
  • 62 NHC East Coast Crip
  • 66 East Coast Crip
  • 68 East Coast Crip
  • 69 Shacc Boys East Coast Crip
  • 76 East Coast Crip
  • 89 NHC East Coast Crip
  • 97 East Side DAWGS East Side Hustler Crip 104
  • 108 East Side Hustler Crip 115
  • 118 East Side Players
  • 97 East Side Ridas
  • 64 East Side Ridaz
  • 59 Farm Dog Comton Crip
  • Four Corner Block Crip
  • Four Duece Crip
  • Gang(w/s) Four Line Drive Crip
  • Front Street Crip
  • Fudge Town Mafia Crip
  • 105, 107 Gangster Crip
  • 105 Gangster Crip
  • 118 Gangster Crip
  • 42(e/s) Gangster Crip
  • 43 Gangster Crip
  • 43 SS Gangster Crip
  • 47 S Gangster Crip
  • 48 Gangster Crip
  • 83 Gangster Crip
  • 87 Gangster Crip
  • 96 Gangster Crip
  • 97 Gangster Crip
  • 98 Gangster
  • Hoover 52 Gardena Pay Back Crip
  • Geer Gang Crip
  • Ghost Town Crips
  • Grape Street Watts Grave Yard Crip
  • Gundry Blocc Paramount Crip
  • Harbor City Crips
  • Hard Time Hustler Crip
  • 88, 93 Hard Time Hustler Crip
  • 103, 104 Hard Time Hustler Crip
  • 78 Harvard Gangster Crip
  • 127 Hat Gang Watts Crip
  • Hickery Street Watts Crip
  • Holmes Town Crip
  • Home Boys Crimino Gang Hoove
  • 107 Hoover
  • 112 Hoover
  • 59 Hoover
  • 74 Hoover
  • 83 Hoover
  • 92 Hoover
  • 94 HSHG Inglewood Village Crip
  • Insane Crip
  • Kelly Park Compton Crip
  • Kitchen Crip Gang
  • 87 Kitchen Crip Gang
  • 95 Kitchen Crip
  • 116 Latana Blocc Compton Crip
  • LDH 73 Lettin Niggas Have It Osage Legend Crip
  • 102 Mack Mafia Crip
  • Mafia Crip
  • 99 Main Street Crip
  • Main Street Mafia Crip
  • Mansfield Gangster Crip
  • Marvin Gangster Mayo Ave Compton Crip
  • Menlo Gangster Crip
  • 103 Menlo Gangster Crip
  • 65 McKinley Avenue Crips
  • Mona Park Compton Crips
  • Most Valuable Pimp Gangster Crip
  • NBGC Neighbor Hood 90 Crip
  • Neighbor Hood Compton Crips
  • Neighbor Hood Crip 106
  • 102 Neighbor Hood Crip
  • 115 Neighbor Hood Crip
  • 67 Neighbor Hood Crip
  • 111, 112 (w/s) Neighbor Hood Crip
  • 111, 112 (e/s) Neighbor Hood Crip
  • 46 Neighbor Hood Crip
  • 55 Neighbor Hood Crip
  • 57 Neighbor Hood Crip
  • 59 Neighbor Hood Crip
  • Lynwood Neighborhood Watts Crip
  • Nestor Ave Compton Crip
  • Nothing But Trouble Halldale Crip
  • NSG Senyo Gang Nutty Blocc Compton Crip
  • Original Blocc Crip
  • Gang Original Hood Crip
  • Original Swamp Compton Crip
  • Palm & Oak Gangster Palmer Blocc Compton Crips
  • Park Village Compton Crips
  • Perverts Pimp Town Murder Squad PJ Watts Crip
  • Play Boy Gangster Crip PlayBoy Huster Crip
  • PlayBoy Style Crip 82 PlayBoy Style Crip
  • 101,106 Pocket Hood Compton Crip
  • Raymond Ave Crip
  • 102 Raymond Ave Crip
  • 120 Raymond Ave Crip
  • Pasadena RHG Rollin' 130's Rollin 20s
  • Long Beach Rollin 30s
  • Rollin 40s
  • Rollin 50s
  • Rollin 60s
  • Rollin 80'
  • S West Coast Crip Rollin 90s
  • NHC Rollin 90s
  • Westcoast RSH Compton Crip
  • Santa Fe Mafia Crip
  • Santana Blocc Compton Crip
  • School Yard Crips
  • Sex Symbols Shotgun Crip
  • Sin Town Crip
  • 357 Six Hood Compton Crip
  • Sons of Samoa South Side Compton Crips
  • South Side Village Crips
  • Stevenson Village Crip (Cold Village Dog)
  • Straight Ballers Society T Zone Crip
  • 110 Ten Line Ganster Crip
  • Tiny Hoodsta Crip
  • TMHG Tonga Crip
  • Gang Tragniew Park Compton Crip
  • Twilight Zone Compton Crip
  • 157 UCPS 1400 Block Under Ground Crip
  • Venice Shore Line Victoria Park Crips
  • Ward Lane Compton Crip WaterGate Crip
  • Watts Mafia Crip Gang Watts Playground Crip
  • 115 We Dont Care Crip
  • West Boulevard Crip
  • 28 West Boulevard Crip
  • 64 West Covina NH Crip
  • West Side Mafia Young Ass Playa

Source: Crip Gang Knowledge, June 26, 2009, http://crip-gang-knowledge.blogspot.com/search/label/Crip%20Alliances)




Gateway Posse Crips


- Identifiers:
1. Clothing:

2. Colors:
3. Territory:
  • Palm Springs, California
Sets:
Tattoos:
Hand Signs:


The defendants are members, associates and facilitators of the "Oceanside Crip Enterprise," composed of three Crip gang sets -- the Insane Crip Gang, Deep Valley Crips and Crook, Mob Gangsters, according to the indictment.

All three Crip sets -- each with their own area of influence in Oceanside -- have interacted over the last several years to the point that traditional gang distinctions have broken down, Duffy said.







[6] P Jay Crips

- Identifiers:

1. Clothing:
2. Colors:
3. Territory:
  • Watts (South Los Angeles, CAlifornia),
  • The P Jay Crips is a Crip gang that operated in Watts, South Los Angeles, California. They control an area bounded by 112th Street, Imperial Highway, Grape Street and Mona Boulevard.
4. [7] Cliques: (What is a Clique? Synonymous with gang)
The P Jay Crips are comprised of four Cliques:
  • Bull Shit the Crips
  • Funny Side Falcons
  • Pill Head Island Side Crips
  • Bloods
5. Sets: The four Cliques are further broken down into sub-set such as:
  • Bricc Mafia
  • JACC Mob Squad Up
  • Tha GK (Grape Killa) Boys
  • Pure Player Squad
  • Murder Squad D-Boys.
(Young members of the gang are called lobsters, the older members are referred to as dom.)

6. Tattoos:
7. Hand Signs:

8. Summary:
Like all Crips, P Jay Crips had an intense rivalry with the Bloods. However, starting in July 1987 the P Jay Crips began an intense feud with the Grape Street Watts Crips. During the 1992 Los Angeles riots, the two groups briefly came together and formed the monumental Watts File, based on the text of the Israel-Egypt Armistice Agreement of 1949. This file is no longer in force. During the ceasefire, a P Jay, Tony Bogard, and Blood, Tony Bakeret, aligned to an enemy, the Bounty Hunters ", are the non-profit organization" Hands Across Watts ". The purpose of this organization was to form a truce between all the gangs in Watts and in general to keep the peace. On January 13 Tony Bogard in 1994 were slain by a drug dealer named Rodney Compton-Smith known as Whitey. Now they fight with the Mona Park Compton Crips.


[8] The Rollin 60 Neighborhood Crips



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- Identifiers:
1 . Clothing:
2. Colors:
  • Blue
3. Territory:
  • Los Angeles, California
4. Sets:5. Tattoos:6. Hand Signs:7. Adversaries:
  • Their main rival is the Eight Tray Gangster Crips in the east
  • They also fight with all Hoover Criminal kits. In fact, this could cause that Hoover Criminals (formerly Hoover Crips), suspended solid Crip.
7. Summary:The Rolling 60 Neighborhood Crips is a street gang in Los Angeles, California. In 1976, Rollin '60-they form as a fraction of the original gang Crip, Westside of the Crips, and have since grown. They are involved in the most violent gang rivalry between two gangs in the history of Los Angeles gang conflict as item 60 years of Crips Rollin 'in several hundreds. They are considered the most famous black gang violence in all of Los Angeles County. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Rollin 60's is "the largest black criminal street gang in the city of Los Angeles with over 1600 active members of an army brigade.


[9]
Watts Franklin Square Crips (WFC)- Identifiers:
1. Clothing:
2. Colors:
3. Territory:
A. Address (s) (Street number, street, city, state and zip code):
  • Watts Franklin Square Crips (WFC) is a small gang on the east side of Watts Ca, located on 101st and 102nd st, between Success Ave and Compton Ave. Their known hangout spot is on 101st st and Courtney St, which is a dead-end street “Cul-De-Sac” and is considered to be a death trap by enemies, since it’s only one way in andonly one way out, rivals tends to avoid this death trap. Despite their small territory this gang has made their presence known in the city of Watts Ca.
4. Sets:
5. Tattoos:
6. Hand Signs:
7. Gang affiliations (Allies):
The WFC Crips have played a dominate role in the following gangs:
  • A. Nationwide Rip Ridaz (Rap Group)
  • B. Big Freeze (RIP)
  • C. Cixx Pac
  • D. Big Koollay
  • E. Mac-11 (RIP)
  • F. Keystone
  • G. Baby Half Dead
8. Gang adversaries:
9. Watts Franklin Crip members dominated the ”Nationwide Rip Ridaz” (Rap Group)
  • A. Big Freeze (RIP)
  • B. Cixx Pac
  • C. Big Koollay
  • D. Mac-11(RIP)
  • E. Keystone
  • F. Baby Half Dead.


California Surenos Gangs
("Sureños [su'ɾeɲos] ([[/wiki/Spanish_language|Spanish]] for "Southerners"), or Sureñas for females, are groups of loosely affiliated gangs that pay tribute to the [[/wiki/Mexican_Mafia|Mexican Mafia]] while in [[/wiki/U.S._state|U.S. state]] and federal correctional facilities. Many Sureño gangs have rivalries with one another and the only time this rivalry is set aside is when they enter the prison system. The Sureños main stronghold is in Southern California where they originated. There are an estimated 200,000 Sureños in Los Angeles County alone.[3] They have successfully migrated into every major city in every state in the United States, as well as Canada, the US Military, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. (Source: Wikipedia)

-[10] Compton Varrio 155

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California, (Compton), Compton Varrio 155, (National Gang Crime Research Center, at, "http://www.rapdict.org/Compton_Varrio_155")
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6. Hand Signs:7. Summary:The South Side (S/S) Compton Varrio 155 is a small Sureños street gang located on the west side of Compton, California. It has been around for the past three decades and has become one of the most well known Hispanic gangs in Compton. Their territory stretches from Central Ave in the West, Tajauta Ave in the East, 154th Street in the North and 156 Street in the South. Most members of the Compton Varrio 155 live on 155th Street and the medium sized trailer park home on 156th Street. Members are known to attend Enterprise Middle School and Compton High School, starting rivalries with other street gangs far removed from there territory.8. Rivals include:- Compton Varrio Tortilla Flats,- Compton Varrio 70's- Compton Varrio Alondra 13- Compton Varrio Lokos 13- Original Block Piru 151- Campenella Park Pirus- West Side Piru- 145 Neighborhood Pirus- Cedar Block Piru- Tree Top Pirus- Palmer Blocc Compton Crips- Park Village Compton Crips- Acacia Blocc Compton Crips- Spook Town Compton Crips- Farm Dog Compton Crips (a.k.a the A.T.F)- Mona Park Compton Crips.The CV155 do not have any known allies outside of the Mexican Mafiaand are usually hostile towards nearly all Sureñosgangs on the streets. Their most fierce rivalries are with almost all Piruhoods, due to the on-going race-wars between African-Americans and Hispanics in South Central, Los Angeles.








California Bloods


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Gateway Posse Crips

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- Palm Springs, California

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The defendants are members, associates and facilitators of the "Oceanside Crip Enterprise," composed of three Crip gang sets -- the Insane Crip Gang, Deep Valley Crips and Crook, Mob Gangsters, according to the indictment.

All three Crip sets -- each with their own area of influence in Oceanside -- have interacted over the last several years to the point that traditional gang distinctions have broken down, Duffy said.


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LA Raza
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La Raza - Crip Alliance
La Raza is a Spanish expression which may be translated as "race" or "the people". Its meaning varies amonngst various groups of Spanish. In Spain, "Raza" May refer specifically Spanish, and often European Christian heritage. The film Franco Raza, from 1944, which celebrates the qualities preferred in Spanish, is an example of such use. In Latin America, depending on location, it may mainly focus on the Spanish and European heritage, such as the name Dia de la Raza to mark the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. In other Latin American contexts, it is more widely used to describe the race formed by the fusion of Iberian, Native American and African peoples in the Americas. In the U.S., "La Raza" is sometimes used to denote people of Chicano (ie Mexican-American) and Mexican descent, and by the mestizos of Latin America who share the Native American heritage. The term may or may not be fully understood European or African descended peoples Hispanic. 1925 in his book, Cósmica La Raza ( "The Cosmic Race), the Mexican writer José Vasconcelos, La Raza Cosmica described as the product of a gradual blend that was already underway in the Hispanic world. Vasconcelos believed that eventually all persons within the Spanish Empire would completely mixed into a new race. The term is also used by the Hispanic civil rights group known as the National Council of La Raza. many references to the "La Raza" as a specific organization to speak of this group. (Source: Crip Gang Knowledge, Crip Alliance, September 5, 2009, http://crip-gang-knowledge.blogspot.com/search/label/Crip%20Alliances)






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According to Aki, Gray was joined by 10 other Hoover and "C-9" Crips gang members, who allegedly planned a "beat down" on Williams. The men -- in their 20s -- went armed with handguns and tried to access the party, but they were turned away at the door, the prosecutor said.

valley news, October 6, 2011
http://www.myvalleynews.com/story/59120/



superior court judge granted San Bernardino County authorities a permanent injunction against a gang with deep roots in two of Southern California's most violent street factions.
Former rivals from the Crips and Bloods formed the Hustla Squad Clicc about six years ago.
San Bernardino County authorities say members united in order to monopolize drug and weapons sales in a four square-mile area of west-central Rialto.
The gang injunction restricts the movement and activity of more than 100 documented gang members, including about two dozen juveniles. Hustla Squad members caught loitering, wearing gang insignia or flashing signs within the defined area of the city are subject to arrest.
"For nearly six years, the people of Rialto and the surrounding communities have had to suffer numerous crimes at the hands of a criminal gang known as the Hustla Squad Clicc," said District Attorney Michael A. Ramos at the time the injunction was filed.
"We look forward to working with the Rialto Police Department in ending this gang’s criminal activity and making it possible for the members of this community to live their lives free of fear and violence."
A Hustla Squad member was convicted last year of gunning down a gang rival at a Rialto strip mall. Later that year, police arrested nearly a hundred gang members and associates.
They also confiscated several weapons and large amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine.

(Source: Injunction imposed on gang with Crips, Bloods connections, February 9, 2012
http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/02/09/31182/gang-injunction-imposed-gang-crips-bloods-connecti/






- Bulldog Gang
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- Fresno, California
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- Eastside and Westside Gangs


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La Raza - Crip Alliance
La Raza is a Spanish expression which may be translated as "race" or "the people". Its meaning varies amonngst various groups of Spanish. In Spain, "Raza" May refer specifically Spanish, and often European Christian heritage. The film Franco Raza, from 1944, which celebrates the qualities preferred in Spanish, is an example of such use. In Latin America, depending on location, it may mainly focus on the Spanish and European heritage, such as the name Dia de la Raza to mark the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. In other Latin American contexts, it is more widely used to describe the race formed by the fusion of Iberian, Native American and African peoples in the Americas.
In the U.S., "La Raza" is sometimes used to denote people of Chicano (ie Mexican-American) and Mexican descent, and by the mestizos of Latin America who share the Native American heritage. The term may or may not be fully understood European or African descended peoples Hispanic.
1925 in his book, Cósmica La Raza ( "The Cosmic Race), the Mexican writer José Vasconcelos, La Raza Cosmica described as the product of a gradual blend that was already underway in the Hispanic world. Vasconcelos believed that eventually all persons within the Spanish Empire would completely mixed into a new race.
The term is also used by the Hispanic civil rights group known as the National Council of La Raza. many references to the "La Raza" as a specific organization to speak of this group.
(Source: Crip Gang Knowledge, Crip Alliance, September 5, 2009, http://crip-gang-knowledge.blogspot.com/search/label/Crip%20Alliances)


- Lincoln Park Bloods (San Diego, CA.)
The investigation was dubbed “Operation Dog Pound.” Some defendants were members of the Lincoln Park Bloods and the West Coast Crips street gangs.
(Source:
Cocaine trafficker gets 20 years in prison,
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/sep/12/cocaine-trafficker-gets-20-years-in-prison/ , September 12, 2011)






Myfas
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  • Jose Garcia (Self- admitted)


Norteno Street Gang
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  • Red shirts with the letter "N"
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  • Red
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  • Fairfield, California
  • Modesto, California
  • San Francisco (Mission District (A 2011 injunction was imposed on 18 alleged members of the Norteno street gang and covers an area stretching from 21nd street down to Cesar Chavez, and from Valenica Street over to San Bruno Avenue to the East.))
  • Nortenos gang, Elk Grove, CA. (http://www.egcitizen.com/articles/2010/04/20/news/doc4bce38986b841360502505.txt)
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The injunction in the Mission targets 1



(Source: for color and letter "N" - BigLeadSports, "California Gangs Now Nebraska Cornhusker Fans
http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2011/09/12/california-gangs-now-fans-of-nebraska-cornhuskers/)








POORSIDE GANG


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- Lincoln Park Bloods (San Diego, CA.)

The investigation was dubbed “Operation Dog Pound.” Some defendants were members of the Lincoln Park Bloods and the West Coast Crips street gangs.
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Cocaine trafficker gets 20 years in prison,
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/sep/12/cocaine-trafficker-gets-20-years-in-prison/ , September 12, 2011)



WEST PARK STREET GANG

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  • Santa Maria, California (Santa Barbara County) (Santa Maria's largest gang)
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The 18th Street Gang in Los Angeles, (streetgangs.com, June 25, 2008, "http:// www.streetgangs.com/features/the-18th-street-gang-in-los-angeles")





- CALIFORNIA CRIPS (Community Revolution in Progress)- (corrections.com, "Crip Gang Knowledge," October 19, 2009, http://www.corrections.com/tracy_barnhart/?p=418)











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- Bulldog Gang, Fresno, CA., (kmph.com, **http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp?S=12217926**)
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- Eastside/Westside Gangs - (NOOZHAWK, March 22, 2011, "http://www.noozhawk.com/article/ 031511_santa_barbara_files_gang_injunction/")

- Myfas - (bakersfieldnow.com, March 17, 2011, http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/118207364.html)

- NORTENOS - (Fairfield, California, June 10, 2010, http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2010/06/10/1173415/19-arrested-in-gang-sweep.html) (httP://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/us/16sfgangs.html?pagewanted=2)


- POORSIDE GANG - (Poorside gang, Watsonville, CA. (http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/rss/ci_15059366?source=rss

- WEST PARK STREET GANG - Santa Maria's West Park gang (http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_3cdd7d0c-5a62-11df-86




The 18th Street Gang in Los Angeles
March 9, 2011
http://www.streetgangs.com/hispanic/18thbarrios

- CALIFORNIA CRIPS (Community Revolution in Progress)- (corrections.com, "Crip Gang Knowledge," October 19, 2009, http://www.corrections.com/tracy_barnhart/?p=418)



- Bulldog Gang, Fresno, CA., (kmph.com, **http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp?S=12217926**)

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- Eastside/Westside Gangs - (NOOZHAWK, March 22, 2011, "http://www.noozhawk.com/article/ 031511_santa_barbara_files_gang_injunction/")


- Myfas - (bakersfieldnow.com, March 17, 2011, http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/118207364.html)


- NORTENOS - (Fairfield, California, June 10, 2010, http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2010/06/10/1173415/19-arrested-in-gang-sweep.html) (httP://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/us/16sfgangs.html?pagewanted=2)




- POORSIDE GANG - (Poorside gang, Watsonville, CA. (http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/rss/ci_15059366?source=rss


- WEST PARK STREET GANG - Santa Maria's West Park gang (http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_3cdd7d0c-5a62-11df-86aa-001cc4c002e0.html)

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  1. ^ 18th Street Gang in Los Angeles, (streetgangs.com, June 25, 2008, **http://www.streetgangs.com/features/the-18th-street-gang-in-los-angeles**)
  2. ^ National Gang Crime Research Center, http://www.streetgangslang.com/
  3. ^ corrections.com, "Crip Gang Knowledge," October 19, 2009, http://www.corrections.com/tracy_barnhart/?p=418)
  4. ^ Crip Hand Signs - (Crip Hand Signs, http://crip-gang-knowledge.blogspot.com/search/label/Crip%20Gang%20Hand%20Signs)
  5. ^ Crip Gang Knowledge, June 26, 2009, http://crip-gang-knowledge.blogspot.com/search/label/Crip%20Alliances
  6. ^ (P Jay Crips) Crip Gang Knowledge, Crip Alliance, September 4, 2009, http://crip-gang-knowledge.blogspot.com/search/label/Crip%20Alliances
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    National Gang Crime Research Center, http://www.streetgangslang.com/
  8. ^ (The Rollin 60 Neighborhood Crips), Crip Gang Knowledge, Crip Alliance, September 3, 2009, http://crip-gang-knowledge.blogspot.com/search/label/Crip%20Alliances
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    United Gangs of America, "Watts Franklin Square Crips," July 6, 2013, "http://unitedgangs.com/2013/07/06/watts-franklin-square-crips/")
  10. ^ California, (Compton), Compton Varrio 155, February 2013, (National Gang Crime Research Center, at, "http://www.rapdict.org/Compton_Varrio_155")