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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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This evolved to Avenue Cribs and then Cribs as nicknames for the age of the members. Normally though he can function at a reasonable level. 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. He has been known to have enormous difficulty lifting even the lightest of objects. Law enforcement officials dispute this, pointing to the incredible amount of violent crimes the gang members participated in, even in the early years. Although malleable, SpongeBob's body is generally incredibly weak. Williams argued that this was after the two became fed up with random violence in their neighborhood. Puff and Squidward Tentacles.

The Crips were founded by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams. This, along with his repetitive talking and loud dolphin-like laughter makes him a huge annoyance to others, especially Mrs. . SpongeBob is very easily overexcited about almost everything, like many different or simple/regular tasks, or even things he doesn't know what they mean (like when Squidward invited him to a strike, SpongeBob celebrated for it although he never heard the word before). They are also known to feud with Chicano gangs. Although a good-natured and loving sponge, many characters seem to avoid him. The gang has an intense rivalry with the Bloods. Although he is an adult, he has a very childish nature.

New York) where "satellite" Crip gangs are present. He dislikes scary things and stinky things. The gang is largely composed of African Americans, but is multiracial in many cities (i.e. However, he has been known to shout and curse (even "obscenities") when angry or frustrated. What was once a single gang is now a loose network of "franchises" around the United States and Canada. SpongeBob will rarely knowingly do wrong or harm to anyone and never without remorse. The Crips are mostly identified by the blue color worn by their members. He has a buck-toothed grin, tremendously expressive face and square body that complement his pure and good nature.

They are involved in murders, robberies and drug dealing in the Los Angeles area. SpongeBob is extremely sweet, generous, friendly, and most of all, trusting. The Crips, originating in Los Angeles, California, are one of the oldest and most notorious African American gangs in the United States. He also wears a red bowtie in exchange for his necktie on special occasions, such as his house party or at the Krusty Krab telling Squirrel Jokes. WC (111 Neighborhood Crips) [citation needed]. When he goes "swimming", he wears a pair of blue swimming trunks (although he still wears his underpants underneath). Warren G (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed]. At night, he sometimes has a green bathrobe on but mostly goes to sleep with his underwear and nothing else.

Tray Deee (Insane Crips) [citation needed]. He usually wears a pair of white briefs underneath his pants, although he has been seen wearing blue, green, and red briefs (all at the same time, nonetheless) and even pink to honor his best friend, Patrick. Spider Loc (97th Street East Coast Crips) [citation needed]. As a part of the attire, his shoes are shining black, with a spheric bulge at the front (although still a part of the shoe proper, unlike the balls of the clown shoes). Snoop Dogg (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed]. SpongeBob typically wears a white business shirt, red tie and brown pants, although he has been known to run naked or in his underwear. Nate Dogg (Rollin 20 Crips) [citation needed]. Like the rest of SpongeBob's body (excluding his eyes, mouth and brain), his hands and feet are made of sponge.

MC Eiht (Tragniew Park Compton Crips) [citation needed]. He has six long black wiry eyelashes, and his eyes have sky-blue irises with very dilated pupils. Jayo Felony (NHC 47 Blocc Crips) [citation needed]. His arms can become variable in length and shape at will, are retractable, and can be re-grown at will. Eazy-E (Kelly Park Compton Crips) [citation needed]. SpongeBob has the ability to transform into other shapes at will, absorb physical blows as well as large amounts of water, and reassemble pieces which fall off of him. Daz Dillinger (Rollin' 20 Crips) [citation needed]. He has disproportionally thin and short extremities extending from his body (arms and legs), and resembles a kitchen sponge more than a sea sponge.

Brotha Lynch Hung (Garden Blocc 24th Street Crips) [citation needed]. SpongeBob is an anthropomorphic, yellow, porous, sponge with a face. Some alleged backronyms for the name include:. . Mis-pronounciation of "The Crypts.". The character was designed by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, and is voiced by Tom Kenny. 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.". SpongeBob SquarePants is the principal character in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, which first aired in July 1999 on Nickelodeon.

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). The Spanish theme song on the British SpongeBob DVD is not the same as the American DVD Spanish version of the theme song. Before he was drawn like a luffa. SpongeBob wasn't always a square. The creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, Stephen Hillenburg says he didn't want SpongeBob to just be named Bob, because then people would confuse him with a piece of cheese.

SpongeBob was originally going to be called SpongeBoy, but the name was already trademarked. SpongeBob's character was influenced by Jerry Lewis, Pee Wee Herman, and Charlie Chaplin. SpongeBob's voice is described as a combination of the mayor of Munchkinland from The Wizard of Oz and Elroy Jetson from The Jetsons. SpongeBob's name is written in the CamelCase word style.

It should be noted, however, that in this case "Esponja" is the character's last name, while the "Squarepants" portion of the original english name is dropped altogether. In the Latin America version of the show, SpongeBob's name is "Bob Esponja", which is a literal translation of the English name. In the French version of the show, SpongeBob's name is Bob L'éponge, which literally means Bob the Sponge. In the German version of the show, SpongeBob's last name is "Schwammkopf" meaning "SpongeHead".

Sherm SquarePants, SpongeBob's uncle (also voiced by Tom Kenny). Grandma SquarePants, SpongeBob's grandmother (voiced by Marion Ross). Grandpa SquarePants, SpongeBob's grandfather (also voiced by Tom Kenny). SquarePants, SpongeBob's mother (voiced by Sirena Irwin).

Mrs. SquarePants, SpongeBob's father (voiced by Tom Kenny). Mr.

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