Crips stood for Community Resources for Independent People. It was modeled after the Black Panther Party, which was formed three years earlier, by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale,
The Crips started when the Baby Avenues were formed by Ray Washington in 1969. Tookie joined him in 1971 and formed the West side portion of what is now known as the Crips. The Crips were initially started to eliminate all street gangs and create a strong neighborhood watch. Tookie said "we started out to, in a senseaddress all of the so-called neighboring gangs in the area and I thought I could cleanse the
There are many risk with someone joining a gang, but many young people perceive that there are more benefits to being in a gang and are worth the risk. Throughout southern Los Angeles, the Crips became a very popular gang. At one point they outnumbered other non-Crip gangs by a 3-1 ratio, which caused friction and dispute with rival gang members as everyone was vying to be the “top dog”. By the early 70’s a gang on Piru Street formed and was know as the Piru Street Boys. This gang associated themselves with the Crips as a set, but after two year of peace a feud began between the two groups. What started out as a feud turned into the violent warfare between the two gangs. This continued until about 1973 when the Piru Street Boys wanted to end the violence they had with the Crips and called a meeting for other gangs who had been targeted by the Crips. During this meeting, the Piru, all ties with the Crips were broken and they started a new gang that would be called the Bloods. The Bloods are infamous for having a longtime rivalry with the Crips. After the conflict between the Piru and the Crips, there have been more conflict and feuds amongst sets in the Crip gang. Many people on the outside may think that Crips only feud with Bloods or rival gang members, but in reality the fight amongst each other. Another example of this is the Rollin’ 60s set and 83rd Street Gangsters Crips have had a “beef” and have been feuding since 1979.
Gang violence in America is a plague which ends the lives of thousands of youth. The two most notorious gangs, mostly located near Los Angeles, California, are are the Bloods and the Crips. Many things will be covered concerning these specific gangs to understand the basics of these two rival gangs, one must understand how they gain members, what actions they take to mark their territory, and what symbols they use to identify themselves.
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. The shutting down of factories in South Central Los Angeles contributed to a number of gangs forming. Many African Americans moved to that particular part of the city because of how well the factories. The city also grew in population because of all the jobs that were available. When the jobs were gone and the factories shut down and move to other states the youth were left without role models. A fifteen year old boy named Raymond Washington started the gang which eventually became known as the Crips. Furthermore, with all of the other young people without jobs and role models they pulled together and started another gang of people that were not a part of the Crips. This gang will also change names a couple of times and become the Bloods.
Gangs have existed in the United States for over 200 years. It all started when the first immigrants came to the U.S.A. Most of them came for a better life but many of them ended up in poverty. The first gangs were formed among poor adolescents who grouped together for the sake of socialisation and protection. They were of the same race or the same ethnic background. The first known gang specialized in crimes was called "The Five Points". They consisted of Irish immigrants and was established in New York City. They dressed in a specific way and used monikers or nicknames. Another early gang were the "Forty Thieves". Their gang leader was Edward Coleman and they formed in 1826. New York City's early gangs had an easy time of it because of
Individuals who are affiliated with gangs commit crimes such as homicide consistently. Gangs target areas where people are not unified and would be less likely to contact authorities if violence broke out. Drive by shootings occur so often that Detective Dale Wallis says “they [gangs] do not care who’s going to get shot” (qtd. in Minty 1). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did a report to determine the top five United States cities to have high levels of gang homicide. Those five cities were Los Angeles, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Long Beach, California; Oakland, California, and Newark, New Jersey. The study
This is a ‘touchy’ subject to most, as most people who live in an urban setting know someone either initiated into a gang or affiliated with a gang in one way or another. This is not a subject that is only skin deep. This is something that was created out of years of struggle and oppression, until the pressure years of social injustice found an outlet in the form of rebellion and organizations designed to fight the power that once suppressed them. At least that is how it began. Now the Gang mentality isn’t about protecting the community, it’s about power, local respect, fortune, and most of all fear. These are the same organizations that recruit children and adolescents to become drug dealers and
The most known African american gangs are the Crips and Bloods. They were “the two most violent and criminally active African American gangs-originated” (Hoover 1). The Crips formed in Los Angeles. Neighborhoods and schools would be assaulted by the Crips. They would also do armed robberies. “They developed a reputation for being the most fierce and feared gang in the Los Angeles area” (Hoover 3). Other gangs were being formed because people felt like they needed to be protected from the Crips. A gang that was formed was the Bloods. This gang was from Compton, California. These two gangs were involved in many crimes such as robbery, assault, and selling drugs. They usually sold “marijuana, phencyclidine, and lysergic acid diethylamide” (Hoover
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These gangs came in from European countries through Ellis Island. They stayed in New York until they had enough money to move and then went to different booming cities across the United States. One of these gangs was a group of Jewish immigrants who realized that with the enhanced technology in Detroit and the booming industry that it would be a perfect place for a gang. This gang was the “Purple Gang”. Many gangs like the “Purple Gang” were just a group of immigrants who were all the same race who wanted to make money (the easy way). Most gangs were all related to each other or they new someone in the business. The had no education, didn't know how to speak English and still made violence and havoc among booming cities. But unlike the “Purple Gang” and other foreign “gangsters” there were people like Al Capone. Al Capone was an American born Roman Catholic who realized during the Prohibition Era with the rise of gang violence that he could control the whole industry. He became a co-founder of the Chicago Mafia and became known as “Public Enemy Number 1”. He truly started and was the head of gang violence throughout the country. He would kill people, people would
How has the Crips Street Gang evolved since the 1960’s? Gone are the days when battles were over community control, when loyalty meant self- determination, not self destruction. In the 1980’s crack cocaine became a major source of income for many African – American gang members in Los Angeles. Gangs were faced with intra-conflict old codes of conducts versus laissez-faire attitudes of the younger gang members. Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution of crack cocaine. Neighborhoods in gang infested Los Angeles areas were not immune to the violence of gangs.
Greetings! As noted in the last post, many gangs such as The Black P. Stone Nation were strongly influenced by the social environment in Chicago, Illinois. Check out this article about Chicago based gangs and how they developed. The article by Julie Jones posted on the Florida Department of Corrections website explained how Jeff Fort united the leaders of dozens of street gangs in order to form a single organization. As we all know, this group would later be known as El Rukn. The commission that ran the gang helped project the BPSN as a self-sufficient group that would benefit the community as a whole. As a result, the BPSN gained millions of dollars in federal anti-poverty funds. However, it was not a surprise that this money was used in order
The documentary Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008) focuses on conditions and causes of gang violence in Los Angeles, California, as well as the history and background of the main gangs that reside there. The information in the film is compiled from interviews of past and present members of the Crips and Bloods, which are the two main gangs that contribute to the violence in the area. The interviewees explain how the gangs work and the conditions under which these people live daily. There can be parallels drawn from the film to Elijah Anderson’s article titled “The Code of the Streets”, published in 1994, that discusses violence in terms of gang and criminal activity.