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Crips

The blue bandannas worn by most Crip gangs. The purple bandanas worn by grape street Crip gangs. The black bandanas worn by shotgun Crip and other Crip gangs.

The Crips, originating in Los Angeles, California, are one of the oldest and most notorious African American gangs in the United States. They are involved in murders, robberies and drug dealing in the Los Angeles area. The Crips are mostly identified by the blue color worn by their members. What was once a single gang is now a loose network of "franchises" around the United States and Canada. The gang is largely composed of African Americans, but is multiracial in many cities (i.e. New York) where "satellite" Crip gangs are present. The gang has an intense rivalry with the Bloods. They are also known to feud with Chicano gangs.

History of the Crips

The Crips were founded by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams. Williams argued that this was after the two became fed up with random violence in their neighborhood. Law enforcement officials dispute this, pointing to the incredible amount of violent crimes the gang members participated in, even in the early years.

The original name of the gang founded by Raymond Washington in 1969 at the age of 15 was the Baby Avenues, derived from a gang of older boys in the 1960s, named the Avenue Boys with their turf on Central Avenue in East Los Angeles. This evolved to Avenue Cribs and then Cribs as nicknames for the age of the members. The name Crips was first introduced in the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper in a description by crime victims of young men with canes, as if they were crippled (though there is some discussion that it may have initially been a simple spelling mistake). The name stuck.

Stanley "Tookie" Williams co-founded the gang in 1971, and started his own gang called the Westside Crips. The Crips became popular throughout southern Los Angeles as more and more youth gangs joined it; at one point they outnumbered non-Crip gangs by 3 to 1. In response, some of the besieged smaller gangs formed an alliance that later became the Bloods.

Contrary to popular misconception, Crip sets do not feud solely with Bloods, but also other Crip sets — for example, the Rollin' 60s and 83rd Street Gangster Crips ("Eight-Trey") have been rivals since 1979, and their rivalry is currently the largest in L.A.

Expansion

In the 1980s, Crips moved into crack sales, a cheaper form of the drug cocaine. It was invented by deriving a cheaper process to extract the stimulant from the coca plant. Previously the only available form was an expensive powder; leading to the traditional use of cocaine as a status symbol for the wealthy hedonist. Now cheap, the Crips could market the highly addictive recreational substance to lower income brackets.

The Crips made enormous profits from selling crack and gathered the capital to advance themselves in the illicit markets. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the Crips developed intricate networks and a respected reputation with other gangs across America and neighboring countries.

To stem violence between the Crips and Bloods, a peace treaty was recently negotiated, most notably in Watts, the treaty being largely based upon the ideals laid forth by original Crip co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams in his "Tookie Protocol For Peace". Though violence levels have been reduced somewhat after the conclusion of this peace treaty, gangland killings and warfare persist in heavily gang-controlled areas.

Gang identification

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. A particular set of Crips, the Grape Street Crips, have been known to wear purple in addition to blue. The SGCs are seperated 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. 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 rival, the Bloods, as "slobs."

In more recent years, 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.

Origin of the name "Crips"

There have been many different explanations for the origin of the name of the gang:

  • The most well-known theories tie the current name with "crib" or "crib street" (alluding to an actual street or the young age of the members at the time of the gang's founding).
  • Crip or crib originates from the carrying of a cane or stick — Los Angeles Times 14 April 1992: "Word spread about the tough-looking young men, who some said carried canes and walked with a limp — cripples, or crips, they were called for short."
  • Mis-pronounciation of "The Crypts."
  • Some alleged backronyms for the name include:

Crips, hip-hop, and C-walk

Many popular rappers, in particular West Coast rappers, have close ties to Crips gangs in L.A. County. Snoop Dogg is a former member of the Rollin' 20 Crips in Long Beach (as are Warren G, Nate Dogg, and Goldie Loc), while WC has an affiliation with the 111 Neighborhood Crips in South Central Los Angeles. The late N.W.A member Eazy-E reportedly had ties to the Kelly Park Compton Crips. Recently signed G-Unit rapper Spider Loc is a member of the 97th Street East Coast Crips. However, there are also many rappers who are not members of Crips sets, yet take on traits of the Crip image and behavior because they hope to self-promote and sell records by doing so. Ice Cube has at times claimed to be a member of the Rollin' 100s Nhood Crips, even though he has no proven ties to this gang (aside from the fact that he is from the same area), and Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has also claimed to be a Crip in some songs (also without any proof).

It is said that the popular hip-hop dance, the C-walk (Crip-walk), is meant to spell out one's set as an insult to rival gangs. On WC's song "The Streets" from his Ghetto Heisman album, he and Snoop Dogg rap about the C-walk's popularity in the mainstream, warning suburban teenagers and other non-gang members that it is a dance for Crips only.

Entertainers with Crip affiliations

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  • Brotha Lynch Hung (Garden Blocc 24th Street Crips) [citation needed]
  • Daz Dillinger (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed]
  • Eazy-E (Kelly Park Compton Crips) [citation needed]
  • Jayo Felony (NHC 47 Blocc Crips) [citation needed]
  • MC Eiht (Tragniew Park Compton Crips) [citation needed]
  • Nate Dogg (Rollin 20 Crips) [citation needed]
  • Snoop Dogg (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed]
  • Spider Loc (97th Street East Coast Crips) [citation needed]
  • Tray Deee (Insane Crips) [citation needed]
  • Warren G (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed]
  • WC (111 Neighborhood Crips) [citation needed]

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On WC's song "The Streets" from his Ghetto Heisman album, he and Snoop Dogg rap about the C-walk's popularity in the mainstream, warning suburban teenagers and other non-gang members that it is a dance for Crips only. Other games derived from hockey or its predecessors include the following:. It is said that the popular hip-hop dance, the C-walk (Crip-walk), is meant to spell out one's set as an insult to rival gangs. In southern European countries (such as Spain, Portugal and Italy) and certain South American countries, especially Brazil and Argentina), the dominant form of hockey is Inline Hockey. Ice Cube has at times claimed to be a member of the Rollin' 100s Nhood Crips, even though he has no proven ties to this gang (aside from the fact that he is from the same area), and Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has also claimed to be a Crip in some songs (also without any proof). Rink hockey sticks have a curled "L" shape, and are about the same size as those in field hockey. However, there are also many rappers who are not members of Crips sets, yet take on traits of the Crip image and behavior because they hope to self-promote and sell records by doing so. Modern ones have a hooked blade and are only curved right, whereas ice hockey sticks have a long blade that can lie flat on the playing surface when the stick is held upright and can be curved both ways.

Recently signed G-Unit rapper Spider Loc is a member of the 97th Street East Coast Crips. Field hockey sticks are smaller than ice hockey sticks. The late N.W.A member Eazy-E reportedly had ties to the Kelly Park Compton Crips. colleges, men in East Asia, and both sexes in Western Europe and Australia. Snoop Dogg is a former member of the Rollin' 20 Crips in Long Beach (as are Warren G, Nate Dogg, and Goldie Loc), while WC has an affiliation with the 111 Neighborhood Crips in South Central Los Angeles. Field hockey is popular among women at U.S. County. Today, Hockey Night in Canada, which first broadcast at the beginning of the wireless age, is roundly agreed to be the most popular show on Canadian television every Saturday night.

Many popular rappers, in particular West Coast rappers, have close ties to Crips gangs in L.A. Others argue that ice hockey started in Montréal, Québec. There have been many different explanations for the origin of the name of the gang:. Some assert that the game was started in the early 19th century, in Nova Scotia, by Scottish immigrants to Canada, who played on Skinner's Pond with sticks and skates, using cow dung as the puck. 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. Ice hockey is played almost exclusively in the northern hemisphere and predominantly in colder regions such as Canada, Russia, the USA and northern Europe (particularly in Scandinavia). In more recent years, 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. For example, in North America, hockey refers to ice hockey, whereas in the UK the same word denotes field hockey.

They usually refer derisively to their rival, the Bloods, as "slobs.". The dominant version of hockey in a particular region tends to be known simply as hockey, other forms being more fully specified. 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"). The major forms of hockey are:. The SGCs are seperated 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. Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a hard, round disc, ball or hockey puck into the opponent's net or goal, past the goaltender or goalkeeper (often abbreviated goalie), using a hockey stick. A particular set of Crips, the Grape Street Crips, have been known to wear purple in addition to blue. The game is played with many of the same rules as regular ice hockey.

One suggested origin of the selected color is traced to the school colors of Washington High School in South L.A. The players sit on sleds, and push themselves up and down the ice with picks on the butt end of their shortened hockey sticks. For many years, Crips were characterized by their tendency to wear blue in order to easily identify each other. Sled Hockey is a form of ice hockey played by the disabled. Though violence levels have been reduced somewhat after the conclusion of this peace treaty, gangland killings and warfare persist in heavily gang-controlled areas. It uses a plastic puck and plastic sticks. To stem violence between the Crips and Bloods, a peace treaty was recently negotiated, most notably in Watts, the treaty being largely based upon the ideals laid forth by original Crip co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams in his "Tookie Protocol For Peace". Gym Hockey is a form of hockey played in a gymnasium.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the Crips developed intricate networks and a respected reputation with other gangs across America and neighboring countries. Hurling is an Irish game. The Crips made enormous profits from selling crack and gathered the capital to advance themselves in the illicit markets. Shinty is a Scottish Highlands game. Now cheap, the Crips could market the highly addictive recreational substance to lower income brackets. The rules are basically the same as ice hockey, but one variation has an extra player on the ice called a "rover". Previously the only available form was an expensive powder; leading to the traditional use of cocaine as a status symbol for the wealthy hedonist. A stick and puck are used as in hockey (the puck is a softer version called a "sponge puck"), and the same soft-soled shoes used in broomball are worn.

It was invented by deriving a cheaper process to extract the stimulant from the coca plant. Spongee is a cross between ice hockey and broomball and is most popular in Manitoba, Canada. In the 1980s, Crips moved into crack sales, a cheaper form of the drug cocaine. Instead of using skates, special shoes are used that have very soft rubbery soles to maximize grip while running around. Contrary to popular misconception, Crip sets do not feud solely with Bloods, but also other Crip sets — for example, the Rollin' 60s and 83rd Street Gangster Crips ("Eight-Trey") have been rivals since 1979, and their rivalry is currently the largest in L.A. Broomball is played on an ice hockey rink, but with a ball instead of a puck and a "broom" (actually a stick with a small plastic implement on the end) in place of the ice hockey stick. In response, some of the besieged smaller gangs formed an alliance that later became the Bloods. Ringette is an ice hockey variant that was designed for female players; it uses a straight stick and a rubber ring in place of a puck.

The Crips became popular throughout southern Los Angeles as more and more youth gangs joined it; at one point they outnumbered non-Crip gangs by 3 to 1. Because the game is played in the middle of the road, it is often interrupted by traffic, at which point someone will yell "car" and players stand to the side of the road to allow the vehicle to pass. Stanley "Tookie" Williams co-founded the gang in 1971, and started his own gang called the Westside Crips. Games are usually informal with no referee and no set teams. The name stuck. Street hockey is a version of ice hockey played (most typically) on residential streets with or without inline skates, on bare pavement. The name Crips was first introduced in the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper in a description by crime victims of young men with canes, as if they were crippled (though there is some discussion that it may have initially been a simple spelling mistake). Underwater hockey is played on the bottom of a swimming pool.

This evolved to Avenue Cribs and then Cribs as nicknames for the age of the members. Air hockey and table hockey are played on tables indoors. The original name of the gang founded by Raymond Washington in 1969 at the age of 15 was the Baby Avenues, derived from a gang of older boys in the 1960s, named the Avenue Boys with their turf on Central Avenue in East Los Angeles. Shinny is an informal version of ice hockey. Law enforcement officials dispute this, pointing to the incredible amount of violent crimes the gang members participated in, even in the early years. Roller hockey is also known as rink hockey and Inline hockey. Williams argued that this was after the two became fed up with random violence in their neighborhood. Roller hockey is a variant of ice hockey that is played on concrete, asphalt or (ideally) a roller rink using inline roller skates, and is often played by ice hockey players for training purposes when ice is not available.

The Crips were founded by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams. Floorball is played in sport halls. . It is in many ways field hockey played on ice. They are also known to feud with Chicano gangs. Bandy is played with a ball on a football-sized ice arena, typically outdoors. The gang has an intense rivalry with the Bloods. Indoor field hockey is an indoor variation of field hockey.

New York) where "satellite" Crip gangs are present. This is popular throughout North America, though it has not yet made the jump to Europe. The gang is largely composed of African Americans, but is multiracial in many cities (i.e. They shoot into miniature goals as well. What was once a single gang is now a loose network of "franchises" around the United States and Canada. Players get down on their knees, using a miniature plastic stick, usually about 1 1/4 feet long. The Crips are mostly identified by the blue color worn by their members. Mini Sticks is a form of hockey which is played in basements of houses.

They are involved in murders, robberies and drug dealing in the Los Angeles area. Most widely played in in North America and Europe. The Crips, originating in Los Angeles, California, are one of the oldest and most notorious African American gangs in the United States. Ice hockey, played on ice with a small, 168-gram (6-oz) rubber disc called a puck. WC (111 Neighborhood Crips) [citation needed]. Inline hockey, played in an indoor rink with a ball or or a plastic puck. Warren G (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed]. Field hockey, played with a ball on gravel, grass, sand- or water-based astroturf.

Tray Deee (Insane Crips) [citation needed]. Spider Loc (97th Street East Coast Crips) [citation needed]. Snoop Dogg (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed]. Nate Dogg (Rollin 20 Crips) [citation needed].

MC Eiht (Tragniew Park Compton Crips) [citation needed]. Jayo Felony (NHC 47 Blocc Crips) [citation needed]. Eazy-E (Kelly Park Compton Crips) [citation needed]. Daz Dillinger (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed].

Brotha Lynch Hung (Garden Blocc 24th Street Crips) [citation needed]. Some alleged backronyms for the name include:. Mis-pronounciation of "The Crypts.". Crip or crib originates from the carrying of a cane or stick — Los Angeles Times 14 April 1992: "Word spread about the tough-looking young men, who some said carried canes and walked with a limp — cripples, or crips, they were called for short.".

The most well-known theories tie the current name with "crib" or "crib street" (alluding to an actual street or the young age of the members at the time of the gang's founding).

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