|Territory||United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Caribbean, Belize, and other countries|
|Phrases||Crips Don't Die We Multiply, Crip or Die|
|Criminal Activities||Drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, prostitution, boosting|
|Allies||Folk Nation, Gangster Disciples, 18th Street (to an extent), Asian Boyz, Zoe Pound, Black Guerrilla Family, and Black Mafia Family|
|Enemies||Bloods, People Nation, Black P.Stones, Vice Lords, Latin Kings, Nortenos, Surenos, White Supremacist gangs, & Trinitarios|
A 15 year old Fremont High School student named Raymond Washington started a gang called the Baby Avenues in 1969 in an attempt to be like the older gangs and copy the political activities carried out by other organizations such as the Blacc Panthers. The gang named itself the Avenue Cribs eventually and took on the niccname Cribs because most members were very young bacc then. The name Crips was first brought up in L.A. a Los Angeles newspaper in a artical about young Cribs with canes, as if they were crippled. A lot of people believe the name came to existance because of a spelling error. Either way, The name stucc and the Crips alliance was formed.
Stanley Tookie Williams is one of the co-founders of the Crips. He started his own gang called the Westside Crips. The Crips were very well known throughout southern L.A. as more and more people began to join. The Crips eventually became the biggest and most ruthless gang in California and began targetting the other non-crip gangs with daily acts of violence. In retaliation, all non-crip gangs, including the Pirus, later formed an alliance that eventually became known as the Bloods.
Along with a few other friends near his 78th Street home near Fremont High School, Stanley Tookie Williams and Raymond Washington created the Crips alliance with the initial intent of continuing the revolutionary ideology of the 1960s and mimicking the Black Panthers. They even made the word crip stand for "Community Revolution In Progress". They failed miserably in becoming a positive movement because of their lacc of political leadership. They later became obsessed with protecting themselves from the other non-crip alliance independent gangs in the community which began to increase violence and resistance towards the Crips. The Crips began to increase violence and take over new turf. Some of the other original founding fathers of the crips were Angelo “Barefoot Pookie” White, Melvin Hardy, Bennie Simpson, Greg Batman Davis, Jimel The God father Barnes, Raymond Cook, Eccy, Michael Christianson, Michael Shaft Concepcion, Macc Thomas and No 1.
Most Crip sets wear blue. Some people believe the origin of the color is from the school colors of Washington High School in South L.A. Other believe they started wearing blue because of “Buddha”, who always wore blue shirts, khakis, shoes, and a blue bandana from his left poccet, which is why Crips flag out the left side. When Buddha died, Tookie made blue the Crip color in honor of his death. The Grape Street Crips, on the other hand, have been known to wear purple in addition to blue. The Shotgun Crips are in Gardena, California and have been known to wear green, the city color of Gardena, in addition to blue to show that they are from Gardena. Crips under the Gangster Card are known to wear Gray in addition to blue. Long Beach Rollin’ 20’s Crips are known to wear yellow and blacc in addition to blue. Crips under the Neighborhood Card and the Avenue Crips are known to wear baby blue. Fudge Town Crips are known to wear brown and blue.
All Hoover Criminal Crip sets began to use orange flags in addition to the blue flags to seperate themselves from the rest of the sets in the Crips alliance, essentially turning Hoover Criminal into it’s own “Card” or “Car” for short. Cards are smaller alliances of individual Crip gangs within the Crip alliance itself, which gangs within the cards are known to put before the whole Crip alliance. Other Crip cards include: Neighborhood Crips (NHC), Trays (Gangster Crips or 3x), Deuces (2x), Blocc Crips, Coasts, NYCC (New York City Crips), and CC Riders (Compton Crips). Crip gangs strictly bang (go to war) to defend their territory (hood) before any alliance or card, and are known to be very vicious in their attaccs. Also, Crip sets are always trying to expand their territories and find new territories to take over which essentially makes their wars never ending. Crips are known to mark their territories and all boundaries by the use of extreme wall banging. Wall banging consists of marking territory with graffitti which shows what gang controls that turf or going into a rivals turf and crossing out their graffitti.
There are significantly more Crip gangs today than when the alliance was first created. This is because many independent organizations outside of California, and across the United States have also turned into Crip sets. All it takes for an entire independent organization or gang to become a Crip set is the will to become Crips, meaning any gang can become a Crip set if it chooses to do so. Many Crip sets have names which include the name of their City, a street that runs through their turf, or the name of the projects, apartment complex, or community they control. Crips are known to shout “CaRip” and "OoWoo" as a greeting to other Crips and to let their presense be known. Crips are also known to do a "Crip Whistle" which consists of 2 short bursts of loud whistles followed by a long burst of loud whistle.
The “Deuce” or 2x card is an alliance reference to various street gangs that are affiated with the NeighborHood Crips as well as Rollin 0’s card. The majority of the sets affiated with the Deuce (2x) card are produced by the West Side Crips gang. A number of Deuces (2x) cliques are also allied with the Blocc Crips, which is an totally a separate Crip card.
Street organizations that are aligned with the “Deuce (2x)” card has been in conflict with “Tray (3x)” gangs also known as the Gangster Crips gangs ever since the 1970s.
This feud accounts for the majority of Crip on Crip bloodshed throughout L.A. Region. Crip syndicates which represent the Deuce(2x) card consists of: Neighbor Hood Crips and Rollin 0s, Rollin 100s Crips, Hard Time Hustler Crips, East Coast Crips, Mafia Crips, West Boulevard Crips, Geer Gang Crips, and the Raymond Avenue Crips.
The Neighborhood Crips (NHC) also known as N-Hood Crips or Hoodsta Crips, is made up of several individual African-American street gangs, located primarily on the West Side of South Los Angeles. California. The Neighborhood Crips are originated from the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips and are one of the fastest growing organisation in the history of gangs.
The Neighborhood Crips became prominent in 1979, after the feud between the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips. The aftermath of this war, left gangs choosing Deuces (2x) or Gangster Crips (3x) also known Trays (Deuces & Trays). The Deuces (2x) represents Neighborhoods alliance, and the Trays (3x) represent the Eight “Tray” Gangster Crips.
However, there are gangs that falls under the “Deuces 2x,” card, who don’t carry the NHC moniker, such as the Raymond Ave Crips and the HardTime Hustler Crips as well as the Geer Gang Crips along with West Blvd Crips. The Menlo Crips were originally apart of the Gangster Crips (Menlo Gangster Crips) movement.
However, they turned Neighborhood Crips (Menlo Neighborhood Crips), after feuding with the Eight Tray Gangster Crips and several of their allies.
Sub-sets of the Neighborhood Crips are bitter rivals of sub-sets under the Gangster Crips (3x) umbrella. However, a number of gangs are known for going against the grain, by forming alliance’s with gangs under rival cards. Example, the 40’s Gangster Crips, which consist of the 42 Gangster Crips and the 43 Gangster Crips as well as the 48 Gangster Crips.
These three gangs are known for having strong alliance’s with the Neighborhood Crips, such as the East Coast Crips (Movin Coast 2 Coast). This alliance is forbidden, and is considered an act of treason. By the Mid 1980s, there was over two dozen Neighborhood Crips in South Los Angeles, California. By the 1990s, there was over 30 sub-sets of the Neighborhood Crips.
The Neighborhood Crips have spread outside of Los Angeles, into different regions throughout the United States.
The Rollin 100s Crips (R100C) also known as the Rich Rollin 100s Crips and commonly spelled Rollin “Hunnit” Crips consist of several individual African-American sub-sets of the Crips primarily on the West Side of South Los Angeles (South Central), California. The Rollin 100s originated as an alliance between crip gangs stretching from 102nd Street to 120th Street, between Century Blvd and El Segundo Blvd.
Most gangs under the original Rollin 100s are part of the Neighborhood Crips (Deuce 2X) card and are allies of most Rollin 0’s Crips. The 111 Neighborhood Crips and the 112 Neighborhood Crips as well as the 115 Neighborhood Crips are known as the Rollin 100s Neighborhood Crips or the Rollin 100s Neighborhood Hoodsta.
The Rollin 100s Crips are allies of the East Coast Crips, and the East Side Hustler Crips as well as the Tonga Crip Gang, located in Inglewood, California. All crip gangs under the Rollin 100s are rivals of the Hoover Criminal Gangs (especially the 107 Hoover Criminals Gang and the 112 Hoover Criminals Gangs).
Other rivals include the 99 Mafia Crips, Denver Lane Bloods, 8-Tray Gangster Crips, Inglewood Family Bloods, Twilight Gangster Crips, Bounty Hunter Bloods, 116 Kitchen Crips, and most gangs under the Gangster Crips umbrella.
The Hard Time Hustlers (HTH) also known as Hard Time Hustler Crips (HTHC) consist of several individual African-American street gangs, located primarily on the West Side of South Los Angeles, California. The Hard Time Hustlers have been active for many generations and falls under the Hustler Crips umbrella.
The West Side Hard Time Hustler Crips (104 HTH) consist of the 104 Hard Time Hustler Crips and the 103 Hard Time Hustler Crips as well as the 78 Hard Time Hustler Crips. The 88 Hard Time Hustler Crips are the only sub-set under the Hard Time Hustler Crips to reside on the East Side of South Los Angeles, California.
The 104 Hard Time Hustler Crips are one of the most active and largest sub-set of the Hard Time Hustler Crips and are part of the Rollin 100s (Crips).and falls under the Neighborhood Crips/Deuce (2X) Their neighborhood is around 104th Street, between Van Ness Ave and Western Ave. Their main rivals are the Avenue Piru Gang and the Inglewood Family Gangster Bloods.
The 103 Hard Time Hustler Crips are an another active sub-set of the Hard Time Hustler Crips.and also falls under the Rollin 100s card. They operate in a small section of South Los Angeles, around Figueroa Street, between 103rd Street and Century Ave. The 103 Hard Time Hustler Crips share parts of their hood with 94 Hoover Criminals as well as the 92 Hoover Criminals Gang and feud with the Denver Lane Bloods.
The 88 Hard Time Hustler Crips, are the only sub-set of the Hard Time Hustler Crips, located on the East Side of South Central, Los Angeles. Their neighborhood is around 88th Place, and spread from Avalon Ave and San Pedro. The 88 Hard Time Hustler Crips are rivals of the 84 Main Street Mafia Crips and the 88 Mad Swan Bloods.
The 78 Hard Time Hustler Crips also known as the 7-Eight Hard Time Hustler Crips, are also a sub-set under the Hard Time Hustler Crips umbrella. Their neighborhood is around 78th Street and Broadway, their area is small compared to their rivals such as the 88 Mad Swan Bloods and the 84 Main Street Mafia Crips.
The Hard Time Hustler Crips have a strong alliance with the East Side Hustler Crips, who are located on the East Side of South Los Angeles. Other allies include the By Yourself Hustler Crips, Big Time Hustler Crips and the Bacc Street Crips. Their main enemies are the Main Swan Bloods, Main Street Mafia Crips, and Avenue Piru Gang.
The East Coast Crips (ECC) are one of the largest African-American organization located on the East Side of South Los Angeles, California. The East Coast Crips brand is similar to a franchise, which consist of several independent street gangs. The East Coast Crips falls under the 2x card and are allies of Neighborhood Crips (NHC), this alliance is referred to as “East Coast Neighborhood Crips.“
East Coast Crips are also allies of the Rollin Os (crips), and feud with gangs under the Gangster Crips (3X) umbrella. Most East Coast Crips are located in South Central, LA. However, there are some East Coast Crips located outside of South Central, such as the 190 East Coast Crips (Carson, CA) and the 1200 Blocc East Coast Crips (Riverside, CA).
The East Coast Crips brand consist of the 1st Street East Coast Crips, which originated around 1st Street in the Aliso-Pico gardens. Second, are the 59 East Coast Crips, which was founded on 59th Street and Hooper Ave. The Six Pac East Coast Crips, consist of 62 East Coast Crips, 66 East Coast Crips, 67 East Coast Crips, 68 East Coast Crips, and the 69 East Coast Crips.
The 76 East Coast Crips are located around 76th Street and Central Ave, in South Los Angeles. The 89 East Coast Crips, are located around 89th Street and Compton Ave. The 97 East Coast Blocc Crips the The Q102 East Coast Crips, are located around 102nd Street and Towne Ave, in South Los Angeles. The 118 East Coast Crips, 190 East Coast Crips are one of the biggest crip gang located in Carson, California.
The East Coast Crips have a long-standing rivalry with the Pueblo Bishop Blooods and the Mad Swan Bloods as well as the Be-Bop Watts blood gang, along with all Brim Gangs. The East Coast Crips are also known to feud with fellow crip gangs such as the Broadway Gangster Crips, Mafia Crips, Kitchen Crips, and the Grape Street Crips.
The East Coast Crips are currently engaged in a racial war with a Mexican-American street gang known as the Florencia 13. Allegedly, the East Coast Crips robbed a Florencia 13 drug connection of a large quantity of dope. However, there is no evidence to support this theory. Over the years, the two rival gangs have battled over control of the drug trade in Florence-Firestone, an unincorporated neighborhood north of Watts.
The Mafia Crips are a large criminal organisation consisting of several notorious individual, primarily African-American street gangs, that originated throughout South Los Angeles (formerly known as South Central), California. The Mafia Crips can be found in different regions of the Los Angeles county, such as South Central, Watts, Long Beach and Pomona.
The Main Street Mafia Crips, are one of the notorious street gangs in South Central Los Angeles, and is regarded as the largest sub-set of the Mafia Crips. The Main Street Crips consist of two sub-sets the 98 Main Street Mafia Crips and the 84 Main Street Mafia Crips.
In the Watts district of Los Angeles, there are four gangs under the Mafia Crips, such as the Blue Gate Mafia Crips and the Beach Town Mafia Crips, these two gangs are also clicked up this alliance is known as the “Blue Gate Beach Town” or “Blue Town Mafia Crips.” The Fudge Town Mafia Crips and the 99 Mafia Crips, are two of the most known street gangs in Watts, under the Mafia Crips.
The West Side Mafia Crips and the Angelo Mafia Crips, are the only two gangs in the city of Pomona, that fall under the Mafia Crips. They feud with the 456 Island Piru and the Pomona 12 Street Gang, as well as the 357 Sin Town Crips. However, they mainly feud with Hispanic street gangs in Pomona, California. The West Blvd Mafia Crips and the Mac Mafia Crips, are the only two gangs in Long Beach, that falls under the Mafia Crips card.
The Mafia Crips are allies of all gangs under the Mafia Crips. Some Mafia Crips are rivals of the Denver Lane Bloods, Mad Swan Bloods, Bounty Hunter Bloods, Grape Street Crips, East Coast Crips, Hard Time Hustler Crips, EastSide Hustle Crips, Raymond Avenue Crips and the Hoover Criminal Gangs.
The Raymond Avenue Crips (RAC) also known as the World Famous Raymond Crips are primarily an African-American street gang that originated on the West Side of Los Angeles, California. The Raymond Ave Crips consist of 120 Raymond Avenue Crips and the 102 Raymond Avenue Crips as well as the Pasadena Raymond Avenue Crips.
The 120 Raymond Avenue Crips are located in the neighborhood of Athens. However, they claim South Los Angeles, California. The 120 Raymond’s are the largest of the three Raymond Avenue Crips sub-set. They feud with the Denver Lane Bloods and the Crenshaw Mafia Gang as well as the Athens Park Bloods.
The 102 Raymond Avenue Crips are located on the West Side of Inglewood, California. They share a close alliance with the 120 Raymond Avenue Crips and the Tonga Crip Gang. The 102 Raymond Avenue Crips feud with the Avenue Piru Gang, Neighborhood Piru, Osage Legend Crips, Athens Park Bloods.
The Pasadena Raymond Avenue Crips are located in Pasadena, in the San Gabriel Valley region of California. They are one of two crip gangs in the Pasadena/Altadena area, along with the Altadena Blocc Crips. Their main rivals are the Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods, Altadena Denver Lanes, Projects Gangster Bloods, and the Squiggly Lane Bloods.
There’s an Raymond Street Hustler Crips gang, in the city of Compton. However, they are not affiliated with the Raymond Avenue Crips umbrella. They are allies of all Neighborhood Crips and East Coast Crips as well as the Rollin 40s Crips along with Rollin 60s Crips.
Rivals include: Denver Lane Bloods, Crenshaw Mafia Gang, Athens Park Bloods, Avenue Piru Gang, Inglewood Family Gang, and all Compton Pirus. The Raymond Ave Crips are also known to feud with crip gangs such as: the Gardena Paybacc Crips and the Harvard Gangster Crips as well as the Main Street Mafia Crips.
As soon as the conflict between the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips began in 1979, neighborhood gangs east and west of the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles found themselves choosing sides and aligning themselves with either one of the two super gangs.
Most neighborhoods east of the 110 Freeway were friendly towards the Eight Tray Gangster Crips and adopted the Gangster Crips card and joined them in battling all NeighborHood Crips in addition to all Bloods.
The rivalry between Gangster Crips and NeighborHood Crips has caused more Crip casualties than any war with Blood or Piru sets, but they are known to rival each other at times as well.
The Broadway Gangster Crips (BGC) are an active African-American street gang in located on the West Side of South Central, Los Angeles, California. They originated during the 1970s and have been active for over 40 years. The Broadway Gangster Crips consist of two sub-sets the 52 Broadway Gangster Crips and the 112 Broadway Gangster Crips.
The Broadway Crips refer to the West Side as West Town and falls under the Gangster Crips (3x) umbrella. Despite, being affiliated with Gangster Crips card they feud with the 42 Gangster Crips and the 43 Gangster Crips as well as the 97 Gangster Crips.
The 52 Broadway Gangster Crips (pronounced Five Deuce) originated around 52nd Street, between Broadway and Avalon Blvd. The Five Deuce Broadway’s feud with the East Coast Crips (especially the Sixx Pac East Coast Crips and the Rollin 40’s Neighborhood Crips.
The 112 Broadway Gangster Crips (pronounced Eleven-Deuce) territory is around 112th Street, between Broadway and San Pedro Ave. The Eleven-Deuce Broadway’s mainly feud with the 111 Neigborhood Crips and the Denver Lane Bloods as well as the East Coast Crips along with the 52 Hoover Gangster Crips.
The Broadway Crips are allies of the Eight Tray Gangster Crips and the Avalon Gangster Crips along with the Trouble Gangster Crips. Rivals include the Mad Swan Bloods, Blood Stone Villians, Blood Stone Pirus, East Coast Crips, Rollin 50s Crips, and all Neighborhood Crips.
The Avalon Gangster Crips are an active African-American street gang located on the East Side of South Los Angeles, Californa. They were established in the early 1974, by Jimel Barnes also known as The GodFather Of Crips, a former member of the East Side Crips along with a couple of friends, who lived in the Avalon Gardens Housing Projects.
The Avalon Garden Crips originated after Raymond Washington, leader of the East Side Crips were incarserated in prison on a murder charge in 1974. The 88th Avalon Garden Crips, were the first sub-set of the Avalon Gangster Crips. The Avalon Garden Projects, is located on 88th Place, between Avalon Blvd and Central Ave.
The Avalon Crips consist of four sub-sets 116/88/53/40s Avalon Crips and they falls under the Gangster Crips umbrella. The 88 Avalon Garden Crips are allies of all sub-sets of the Avalon Gangster Crips. Other allies are 87 Kitchen Crips and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips along with the 112 Broadwy Gangster Crips. Main rivals are 87 Gangster Crips and the 97 Gangster Crips.
The 116 Avalon Gangster Crips (116AGC), also known as 1-Sixteen Avalon Gangster Crips or 11-Six Avalon Gangster Crips are an active sub-sets under Avalon Gangster Crips umbrella. The 116 Avalon Gangster Crips originated around 116th Street and Avalon Blvd. The 11-6 Avalon Gangster Crips were one of the most active gangs on the East Side of South Central, throughout the 1980s and the 1990s.
The 116 Avalon Gangster Crips are allies of all gangs under the Avalon Gangster Crips. The 116 Avalon Gangster Crips have a close alliance with the 116 Kitchen Crips, due to their common hatred for 118 East Coast Crips and the 112 Neighborhood Crips. Today, the 116 Avalon Gangster Crips are inactive with little or gang activity in their neighborhood.
The 53 Avalon Gangster Crips (53AGC) also known as the 5-Tray Avalon Gangster Crips, are an African-American operating on the East Side of South Los Angeles, California. The 53 Avalon Gangster Crips are the second largest sub-set of the Avalon Gangster Crips.
The 53rd Avalon Gangster Crips are allies of all sub-sets of the Avalon Gangster Crips. They are also allies of the 52 Broadway Gangster Crips and the 51 Trouble Gang as well as the 87 Kitchen Crips. The 53 Avalon Gangster Crips are allies of the 52 Pueblos Bishop Bloods, due to their common rivalry with the Bloodstone Villians.
The 53 Avalon Gangster Crips main rivals are the 6-Pac East Coast Crips, and the 48 Gangster Crips, as well as the 47 Gangster Crips along with the Rollin 50s Neighborhood Crips.
The Rollin 40s Avalon Gangster Crips (R40AGC) also commonly known as the Avalon 40s Crips, are a sub-set of the larger Avalon Gangster Crips. Their neighborhood is located on Main Street, between Vernon Ave to Martin Luther King. The Avalon 40s consist of two cliques 41st Street and 43rd Street, and are known as the “Rollin 40s.”
The Avalon 40s Crips are allies of all sub-sets of the Alvalon Gangster Crips. They are also allies of the 52 Broadway Gangster Crips and the 51 Trouble Gang. The Avalon 40s Crips main rivals are the 42 Gangster Crips and the 43 Gangster Crips as well as the 48 Gangster Crips and the Rollin 40s Neighborhood Crips.
The 40s Gangster Crips (40GC) also known as the “4 Pacc Crips” consist of three African-American street gangs located on the East Side of South Los Angeles, California. The 40s Gangster Crips or “4 Pacc” is a reference to an alliance, between the 42 Gangster Crips and the 43 Gangster Crips as well as the 48 Gangster Crips.
The 40’s Gangster Crips are part of the Gangster Crips and falls under the Trays (3x) also known as Movin Gangs. The 42 Gangster Crips, also known as the 4-Deuce Gangster Crips or 42nd Street Crips, are the second largest of the three gangs. They originated around 42nd Street, between Vernon Ave and Martin Luther King Blvd (MLK).
The 43 Gangster Crips also known as 4-Tray Gangster Crips, are the largest of the three gangs, with a brutal reputation for violence and drive-by shootings. The 4-Tray Gangster Crips, originated around McKinley Ave, between 43rd Street and 43rd Place.
The 48 Gangster Crips (48GC) also known as the 4-Eight Gangster Crips or 48th Street Gangster Crips, are located around Central Ave, between 48th Street and 48th Place. The 48 Gangster Crips also have a small sub-clique known as the 47 Gangster Crips, which operate around 47 Street and Compton Blvd.
The 40s Gangster Crips aka 4 Pacc Crips, are allies of the 97 Gangster Crips and the 87 Gangster Crips as well as the East Coast Crips. The 40s Gangster Crips are known to feud with gangs under the Gangster Crips (3x) card, especially the Rollin 40s Avalon Crips and the Broadway Gangster Crips.
The 40s Gangster Crips are one of the most notorious street gangs on the East Side of South Los Angeles, California. Their alliance is similar to the alliance, between the Acacia Block Compton Crips and the Spook Town Compton Crips along with the Farm Dog Compton Crips, known as the ATF Compton Crips. The 40’s Gangster Crips also fued with the Rollin 20s Outlaw Bloods, All For Crime Bloods, Playboy Sureños 13, Hangout Boyz 13, and an large number of Hispanic Surenño’s 13 gangs.
The Hustler Crips is a large umbrella consisting of several individual African-American street gangs located throughout South Los Angeles, California. The Hustler Crips sub-sets have been around for several generations with gangs in different regions of Los Angeles, South Central, Compton, Gardena, and in the city of Hawthorne, California.
Gangs that fall under the Hustler Crips are loosely connected and are not necessary allies of each other. For example, the Hard Time Hustler Crips are affiliated with the Neighborhood Crips (Deuce 2X) and the 73 Hustler Crips are connected to the Gangster Crips (Trays 3X).
There are several known gangs that originated as “Hustlers” such as the 55 Neighborhood Crips (55 Hustlers) and the Mansfield Gangster Crips (Mansfield Hustlers) as well as the Lueders Park Piru (Lueders Park Hustlers) in the city of Compton. Many people assume, that the 46 Neighborhood Crips originated from the 46 Top Dollar Hustler Crips.
However, the 46 Neighborhood Crips and the 46 Top Dollar Hustler Crips are two different independent street gangs, that were established on 46th Street on the West Side of South Los Angeles. The Playboy Hustler Crips and the Playboy Gangster Crips, are often perceived as being a single unit. However, they are two completely separate gangs.
The Raymond Hustler Street Crips are the only gang in Compton, who claim Hustler Crips, likewise the Gardena Hustler Crips are the only gang residing in Gardena, who falls under Hustler Crips. The Hustler Crips operate independently, which means each Hustler Crip set carry their own allies and Rivals.
The Hoover Criminal Gangs (HCG) originated as an African-American street gang located on the West Side of South Los Angeles, California. They are named after a street called Hoover Street, between Vermont Ave and Figueroa Ave. The Hoovers consist of several individual street gangs, under the Hoovers Criminal Gang moniker.
They are known to sport apparel of the Houston–Astros, a major league baseball team with orange as a dominant uniform color. Which, inspired the Hoover Criminals Gang to choose orange as their identifying color. They are also sport Houston-Astros, baseball caps for the large “H” to represent Hoover. The 52 Hoover Gangster Crips are the only Hoover set to still sport blue, along with orange.
The Hoover Criminal Gangs, originated in the 1960s and were originally known as the Hoover Groovers. The Hoover Groovers, have been around long before the formation of the “Crips.” One of the founding member’s of the Hoover Groovers, younger brother was murdered and majority of the accusations were blamed on the West Side Crips.
The Hoover Groovers and the WestSide Crips, held a meeting at the Saint Andrews Recreation Center (Park) located on Saint Andrews Pl., between Manchester Blvd and 89th Street. Both gangs, eventually formed an alliance and blamed the Figueroa Boys for being responsible for the death. Which, resulted in the leader of the Figueroa Boys being violently beaten at a nightclub in LA.
By the mid-1970s, due to their alliance with the West Side Crips, the Hoovers dropped the Groovers from their name and adopted the Crips (Hoover Crips). By the 1979, when the feud between the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, gangs started pleading alliance to either the Rollin 60s Crips or the Eight Trays.
Gang’s who aligned themselves with the Rollin 60’s adapted the Neighborhood Crips also known as Deuces or Deuce Gang’s (2x) and gang’s who aligned themselves with the Eight Tray Gangster Crips adapted the “Gangster Crips” also known as Trays or Tray Gang’s (3x). The Hoovers fall under the Gangster Crips brand “Hoovers Gangster Crips.”
On August, 1979, Raymond Washington was murdered in a drive-by shooting. Rumors of the shooters, spread throughout the streets of Los Angeles. The East Side Crips placed the blame and held the Hoover Crips responsible for the murder of Raymond Washington. This sparked a bitter feud between the Hoover Crips and the East Side Crips.
By the 1980s, during the Crack epidemic in the South Central region of Los Angeles, California. The Hoover Gangster Crips became one of the most notorious street gangs to participated in the Drug world. Ricky “Freeway” Ross (drug-lord), was affiliated with the Hoover Crips.
By the mid 1980s, the Hoover Criminals were one of the most feared street gangs in South Central, LA. Their brutal reputation for gun violence made them one of the first suspect’s to be blamed for gang-related shootings. By the late 1980s, the Hoover Criminals were engaged in bitter rivalries with several crips.
By the 1990s, the Hoovers renounced Crips and decided to change their name, by replacing Crips with Criminals. They Claim “ABK” or “EBK” which stands for Anybody Killer or Everybody Killer. It was common to see “BK” (Blood Killer) as well as “CK” (Crip Killer) and “OK” (Rollin 0’s), spray painted on the walls within their territory.
The Hoover Criminals Anybody Killer (ABK) model is similar to Mexican-American street gangs. Most Hispanic gangs in South Los Angeles, only ally are the Mexican Mafia. Their decision to wage an all out war against other surrounding Bloods and Crips as well as Hispanic gangs, severed several alliance’s with many of their former allies.
The Hoover Criminals are allies of all Hoover sub-sets Their main ally outside of the Hoover Criminals, were the Main Street Mafia Crips. However, in 2009, their alliance ended on bad terms at a house party throw by the Main Street’s, who invited the Hoover Criminals. Allegedly, the Hoover Criminals and the Main Street Crips, got into an confutation, followed by gun-fire.
The Hoover Criminals Gang have waged war on all Raymond Ave Crips, East Coast Crips, Neighborhood Crips, Rollin 0’s (Crips), Rollin Hundreds (100’s), and more recent the Main Street Mafia Crips. The 112 Hoover Criminals Gang feud with the Denver Lane Bloods, has resulted in a portion of the 112 Hoovers neighborhood being overrun by the Denver Lane Bloods.
The 1990s, Anybody Killer (BK/CK/OK) mentality and brutal nature, have amounted in countless casualties of gang-related shootings. Due to their constant feud with rival gangs, this is the most dangerous area in Los Angeles, to live and raise a family. They also are involved a deadly feud with the South Los 13, a Sureño gang that turned racist.
The Compton Crips is a large umbrella, made up of several sub-gangs located throughout the city of Compton, California. The Compton Crips, was founded by Mac Thomas, in the 1960s. Mac Thomas were allies of the Westside Crips led by Stanley Tookie Williams, who is also the co-founder of the Crips.
Mac Thomas and Tookie Williams, were introduced by a mutual friend Raymond Washington, founder of the Eastside Crips and Co-founder of the Crips. However, in 1971, Mac Thomas resented Raymond Washington for forming an alliance with the Piru Street Family (Piru Crips), who were arch enemies of the Compton Crips. Nevertheless, by 1973, the Piru-Crip alliance soon shattered after constant conflict.
Mac Thomas and Raymond Washington, were both arrested on separate occasions. Meanwhile, on the streets there gangs broke up into several smaller sub-sets such as the Grandee Compton Crips, Park Village Compton Crips and the Butler Blocc Compton Crips. By the mid 1980s, there were over twenty active street gangs under the Compton Crips umbrella.
Mac Thomas and Raymond Washington, shared a similar faith, both were murdered after being released from prison. Mac Thomas, who was the undisputed leader of the Compton Crips turned full-time hustler. He was allegedly murdered by his crime partners, for his stake in a robbery heist, according to Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir By Stanley Tookie Williams.
C.C. Riders (Compton Crips Riders) pronounced CC Ridas, and often spelled with a Z (CC Ridaz). The term CC Riders was discovered by Fredrick “Baby Gangster” Staves, who is affiliated with the Santana Blocc Compton Crips. Along with fellow comrad Big Marcellus, together they formed CC Riders, in the Los Angeles, County Jail in 1986. Which, consisted of an alliance between all Crip gangs, who falls under the Compton Crips brand.
Which, consisted of the Original Poccet Hood Compton Crips (PHCC) which are cliqued up with the Santana Blocc Compton Crips (SBCC) and Anzac Grape Compton Crips (AGCC). Mona Park Compton Crips (MPCC) Ward Lane Compton Crips (WLCC) Original Front Hood Compton Crips (FHCC) Kelly Park Compton Crips (KPCC) The late Eazy-E (RIP) MC Ren, Tweedy Bird Loc and Awol (RIP) from Bloods & Crips (rap group) was affiliated with (KPCC).
Nutty Blocc Compton Crips (NBCC), Carver Park Compton Crips (CPCC), and Six Hood Compton Crips. The South Side Compton Crips (SSCC) are the largast gangs in Compton, their closest allies are the Atlantic Drive Compton Crips (ADCC). Gangsta Bone (ADCC) & BG Scarface (ADCC) from “Bloods & Crips‘ rap group is from this gang, BG Scarface is now decease.
South Side Compton Crips and Atlantic Drive Compton Crips alliance is called South Atlantic Drive. Latana Blocc Compton Crips (LBCC), Raymond Street Hustler Compton Crips (RSHCC), Park Village Compton Crips (PVCC), Palmer Blocc Compton Crips (PBCC), and Chester Street Compton Crips.
The ATF click consist of 3 Compton Crip gangs, Farm Dog Compton Crips (FDCC), Spook Town Compton Crips (STCC), and Acacia Blocc Compton Crips (ABCC). This is one of the oldest cliques in Compton, while most Compton Crips eventually start feuding with their closest’s allies, these 3 gangs managed to keep strong ties with each other. Which, make them 3 of the most respected gangs in the city of Compton.
Tragniew Park Compton Crips, MC Eiht (Rapper) from “Compton Most Wanted” (Rap group) is connected with the (TPCC). The Neighborhood Compton Crips (NHCC), and Twilight Zone Compton Crips (TZCC) as well as the Original Swamps Compton Crips (OSCC), are also located on the eastside of Rosewood, but still claim (C.C. Ridaz).
Nestor Ave Compton Crips and Duccy Hood Compton Crips. All of the following Compton Crips gangs is defunct and no longer active: Butler Blocc Compton Crips, Burris Blocc Compton Crips, Grandee Compton Crips was named after a street in Compton, called Grandee which is now consider part of Nutty Blocc Compton Crips territory.
In 1971, a gang on Piru Street in Compton, California, known as the Piru Street Boys, was formed and associated themselves with the Crips as a set. After two years of peace, a feud began between the Piru Street Crips and the other Crip sets. It started when a Crip killed a teen after refusing to hand over his jacket, the Piru Street Cryps were against attacks on innocent civilians and confronted the set. The Piru Street Crips was meant with hostility from other Crip sets not liking their belief about not harming non gang bangers. It would later turn violent as gang warfare ensued between former allies. This battle continued and by 1973, the Piru Street Boys wanted to end the violence and called a meeting with other gangs that were targeted by the Crips. After a long discussion, the Pirus broke 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.
In September 1979 a 15-year-old member of the ETG's nicknamed Bootsy got into a fight with a teenaged member of the Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips named Tyrone over a girl who had been dating both young men. Before this incident and the gang war that resulted from it, the Eight-Trays and the Rollin 60's were close allies, even participating in fights and shootings together against the Bloods. In a subsequent fistfight between the two teenagers a new recruit to the ETG's, eager to make a name for himself, pulled a gun and shot Tyrone to death. Tyrone's older brother, a member of the Rollin' 60's, demanded that the ETG's hand over the new recruit to be punished by the 60's and to prevent a war between the two gangs. The ETG's were unable to find the new recruit, who had already turned himself in to the police. The Rollin' 60's, feeling that the ETG's weren't being honest, murdered a member of the ETG's in retaliation, shooting the young man in his face six times at point blank range after he was ambushed on his front porch. A meeting was called by the leaders of both gangs in an attempt to end the fight. However, because tensions were high with both gangs, the meeting erupted into a gang rumble, after which the Rollin' 60's and the ETG's engaged in a gang war that still exists to this day.
The Hoover Crips are at war with all sets of the Coaster Crips causing high casualties on both sides. The Hoovers also declared war on sets claiming the Gangster and Neighborhood Crip gangs. Crip on Crip rivalries are so intense that few Crip sets went as far as to team up with local Blood sets to fight their Crip rivals. The PJ Watts Crips teamed up with the Bounty Hunter Bloods to fight against the Grape Street Crips. 95% of Crips in California at war with other Crips causing heavy casualties in the alliance. The Crip on Crip violence took more Crip lives than any war with any Blood set. Crip on Crip wars are not only just in California, areas with high numbers of Crips usually have Crips going to war with other Crips. In New York, Crip on Crip wars have been going on for almost 20 years but is not as deadly as the wars in the West Coast. It is right to say that the Crips' biggest enemies are other Crips.
During the 1970s many Hispanic gangs started showing up around the Los Angles area. Many of the newly formed Hispanic gangs formed a Latino gang alliance known as the "Surenos". The Surenos represented Hispanic gangs in the Southern California area, the Surenos will later be controlled by a known prison gang called La eMe a.k.a. the Mexican Mafia. The Mexican Mafia formed an alliance with a known white supremacist prison gang called the Aryan Brotherhood. In exchange for the newly formed alliance the Mexican Mafia took on the Aryan's number 1 rival the Black Guerrilla Family a known black prison gang. The BGF is made up of Crips & Bloods that hit the prison system and needs protection from other prison gangs. The Mexican Mafia and BGF war intensified so much that the Mexican Mafia put a "Green Light" on all blacks in Southern California, the act was known as "Ethnic Cleansing". The Surenos being the foot soldiers for the Mafia carried out the hit and started targeting African Americans on sight. Many of the people that were attacked were members of the Crips, this started a war between the Crips and the Surenos.
The Coaster Crips have along deadly war with one of the Sureno's largest gangs Florencia 13. The Crips had a hard time fighting the Surenos because of their ongoing war with the Bloods and high volumes of Crip on Crip violence. The Surenos also has a high volume of Sureno on Sureno violence creating rifts between the gangs. Not all Sureno gangs followed the order from the Mafia and didn't like the race war that they started. 18th Street is considered to be the largest Sureno gang in California, 18th Street teamed up with a few local Crip sets to fight against MS-13, Florencia 13, the Avenues, Logan Heights, and the Bloods most notably the Almighty Black Peace Stone Bloods. Varrio Largo 36 has a no hostility pact with the Santana Blocc and the Mona Park Compton Crips, this is because they live in the same hood. Few Gangster Crip sets also has an alliance with the Playboy Surenos against rival Sureno, Crip, and Blood gangs. In Compton race wars is at its highest mostly due the war between the A.T.F Compton Crips and the Compton Varrio 70's and the Tokers. Also the war between the Poccet Hood, Original Front Hood, and the Anzac Grape Compton Crips against Varrio Lokos 13. The war with the Surenos is so intense that a few Crip sets squashed their beef with other Crip sets and even teamed up with local Blood sets to fight against the common threat. Currently Crip and Sureno war is still going on taking numerous lives. Crips outside of California have an advantage on Surenos, this is mostly due the Crips alliance with the Folk Nation and the Surenos have beef with Nortenos, Bloods, and the People Nation. Non West Coast Crip and Sureno beef is not as intense as the war in L.A. but the two organizations still feud with each other but on a much smaller scale.
NOTE: Most Crip sets outside of California are named after LA/Compton sets to trace their gang roots. NY is one of the few states with their own homegrown sets, however most are considered fake because their not connected to the original Crips in California and they make their own rules and knowledge.
1St. East Coast Crips
59 East Coast Crips
62 East Coast Neighbor Hood Crips
66 East Coast Crips
68 East Coast Crips
69 East Coast Crips
76 East Coast Crips
89 East Coast Neighbor Hood Crips
97 East Coast Crips
Q102 East Coast Crips
118 East Coast Blocc Crips
190 East Coast Blocc Crips
42 Gangster Crips
43 Gangster Crips
47 Gangster Crips
48 Gangster Crips
51 Trouble Gangster Crips
52 Broadway Gangster Crips
71 Gangster Crips
83 Gangster Crips
87 Gangster Crips
96 Gangster Crips
97 Gangster Crips
98 Gangster Crips
105 Gangster Crips
112 Broadway Gangster Crips
118 Eucalyptus Mob Gangster Crips
Avalon Gangster Crips
Blastin Fools Gangster Crips
Budlong Gangster Crips
By Yourself Gangster Crips
Geer Gangster Crips
Harvard Gangster Crips
Mansfield Gangster Crips
Marvin Gangster Crips
Palm & Oak Gangster Crips
Pimp Town Gangster Crips
Play Boy Gangster Crips
School Yard Gangster Crips
Shot Gun Gangster Crips
Ten Line Gangster Crips
46 Neighborhood Crips
48 Neighborhood Crips
55 Neighborhood Crips
57 Neighborhood Crips
58 Neighborhood Crips
65 Menlo Neighborhood Crips
67 Neighborhood Crips
106 Neighborhood Crips
111 Neighborhood Crips
112 Neighborhood Crips
115 Neighborhood Crips
Rollin 30's Original Harlem Crips
Rollin 40s Neighborhood Crips
Rollin 50s Neighborhood Crips
Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips
Rollin 80s West Coast Crips
Rollin 90s Neighborhood Crips
43 Hoover Criminals Gang
52 Hoover Gangster Crips
59 Hoover Criminals Gang
74 Hoover Criminals Gang
83 Hoover Criminals Gang
92 Hoover Criminals Gang
94 Hoover Criminals Gang
107 Hoover Criminals Gang
112 Hoover Criminals Gang
4th Street Hustler Crips
46 Top Dollar Hustler Crips
73 Hustler Crips
78 Hard Time Hustler Crips
88 Hard Time Hustler Crips
103 Hard Time Hustler Crips
104 Hard Time Hustler Crips
Acacia Blocc Hustler Crips
All By Myself Hustler Crips
Big Time Hustler Crips
East Side Hustler Crips
Home Side Hustlers Gang
Playboy Hustler Crips
87 Kitchen Crips
107 Original Blocc Crips
113 Original Blocc Crips
117 WaterGate Crips
120 Raymond Avenue Crips
Hawthorne Thug Family Gang
Main Street Mafia Crips
Underground Blocc Crips
West Boulevard Crip
Venice Shorline Crips
Graveyard Gangster Crips
Acacia Blocc Compton Crips
Atlantic Drive Compton Crips
Carver Park Compton Crips
Chester Street Compton Crips
Duccy Hood Compton Crips
Farm Dog Compton Crips
Front Hood Compton Crips
Kelly Park Compton Crips
Lantana Blocc Compton Crips
Mona Park Compton Crips
Neighborhood Compton Crips
Nutty Blocc Compton Crips
Original Swamp Compton Crips
Palmer Blocc Compton Crips
Park Village Compton Crips
Poccet Hood Compton Crips
Raymond Street Hustler Compton Crips
Santana Blocc Compton Crips
South Side Compton Crips
Spook Town Compton Crips
Tragniew Park Compton Crips
Twilight Zone Compton Crips
Ward Lane Compton Crips
92 Osage Legend Neighborhood Crips
102 Raymond Avenue Crips
Imperial Village Crips
Mad Ass Gangster Crips
Tongan Crip Gang
7th Street Watts Crips
96 Gangster Crips
99 Watts Mafia Crips
117th Street Watts Crips
Bacc Street Watts Crips
Bad Ass Gangster Crips
Blue Gate Mafia Crips
Beach Town Mafia Crips
Compton Avenue Crips
Front Street Watts Crips
Fudge Town Mafia Crips
Grape Street Watts Crips
Hat Gang Watts Crips
Holmes Street Watts Crips
Nut Hood Watts Crips
Project Watts Crips
Ten Line Gangster Crips
Watts Franklin Square Crips
190 East Coast Blocc Crips
Don’t Give A Fucc
Stevenson Village Carson Crips
Victoria Park Crips
Boulevard Mafia Crips
Brick Blocc Crips
Diccen All Women Gangster Style
Four Corner Blocc Crips
Lettin Niggas Have It
Mac Mafia Crips
Original Hood Crips
Rollin 20s Crips
Rollin 80s West Coast Crips
Crook Mob Gangster Crips
Deep Valley Crips
Insane Crip Gang
Linda Vista Crips
Rollin 40s Neighborhood San Diego Crips
West Coast Crips
200 East Coast Crips
357 Gangster Crips
Angelo Mafia Crips
Ghost Town Crips
Neccland Gangster Crips
Sin Town Crips
South Side Village Crips
West Side Mafia Crips
211 Criminal Crips
California Avenue Crips
Lynwood Mafia Crips
Lynwood Neighborhood Crips
Pope Street Crips
Walnut Blocc Crips
Gundry Blocc Crips
Pasadena Raymond Avenue Crips
Gardena Paybacc Crips
1200 East Coast Crips
Casa Blanca Gangster Crips
Mead Valley Gangster Crips
Perris Loc Crips
Perris Neighborhood Crips
Project Gangster Crips
Dorner Blocc Crips
Du Roc Gangster Crips
Dead End Gangster Crips
Original Valley Gangster Crips
Whitsett Ave Gangster Crips
4 Corner Hustler Crips
Altadena Blocc Crips
Harbor City Crips
Dodge City Crips
West Coast Valley Crips
Colton City Crips
West Covina Neighborhood Crips
Garden Blocc Crips
North Highlands Gangster Crips
Valley Hi Gangster Crips
Bad Influence Gangster Crips
Five Time Hometown Gangster Crips
No Luv Gangster Crips
18th Street Crips
Ace Duece Tray Crips
Insane Gangster Crips
Rocc Gang Neighborhood Crips
Suicide Murder Crips
Wild Card Gangster Crips
Four Tray Gangster Crips
East Gangster Crips
G Stone Crips
South Side Brownsville Crips
Rollin 30s Harlem Mafia Crips
During the 1990s, many Crips moved up north to places like Canada to get in the growing drug trade. The Crips built strongholds all around Toronto mostly in the poorer Black neighborhoods in many housing projects. The Crips started recruiting neighborhood kids that wanted to take part in criminal activities, most of the kids recruited were African Canadians and African Caribbean immigrants. One of the first Crip sets to emerge was the Doomstown Rexdale Crips, started in the late 1980s, the gang was made up mostly Afro Caribbean immigrants. The gang was originally known as the Jamestown Crew but changed its name after Crips from California told them to join the Crips. The newly formed Doomstown Rexdale Crips started spreading the Crip culture and made other local gangs join the Crips. Soon after the Rexdale Crips was formed, which included the Doomstown, Stovetop, Tandridge, Mount Olive, Bergomot, O-Blocc, and the Humberline Crips. The Rexdale Crips became the largest gang in the area and attacked any gang that refused to join the Crips, in reaction to this many gangs started representing the Crips biggest rival, the Bloods. The Bloods mostly resided in the Down-Bottom area of the Jane and Finch neighborhood, because of the war between the gangs from Up-Top and the gangs from Down-Bottom gangs in Up-Top started representing the Crips to fight the Bloods from Down-Bottom. The first Crip set coming from Up-Top was the Driftwood Crips, who together with the Shoreham Crips, G-Side Crips, and the Young Bucc Killer Crips formed the Up-Top Crip alliance. Another Crip faction was formed in the Scarlettwood Court complex which included the Scarlett Blocc Crips, Falstaff Crips, Tretheway Gangster Crips, and the Ghost Town Crips. With these 3 Crip alliances the Crips later became Toronto's largest gang with having thousands of members.
Many other Crip sets started emerging all around Toronto most notably the Eglinton West Crips, Glendower Crips, and the Bay Mills Crips. The Crips were even successful in recruiting one of Toronto's most dangerous homegrown gangs, The Gatorz. The Gatorz was formed to combat the rising Crip and Blood sets in West Toronto, after warring with the Pelham Park Bloods and Chalkfarm Bloods, the Gatorz decided to join the Crips. This made the Crips one of the most deadliest gangs in the city, but because of the growing Crip on Crip violence most notably with the Up-Top Crips and the Rexdale Crips it stopped the Crips from conquering Toronto's streets. The Bloods were more united than the Crips so many Blood sets took advantage of this and attacked the Crips. The Crip on Crip war was so great that the Darkside Crips became defunct after having a war with both the Glendower and the Bay Mills Crips. Darkside later came back but dropped from the Crip alliance and became Bloods, enraging all local Crip sets. The newly formed Darkside Bloods were backed up by local Blood sets to fight the Crips. Rivals of the Crips include all Blood sets, Latin Kings, 5 Point Generalz, Jungle City Goonz (turned Blood), MS-13, Point Blank Souljahs, and the Project Originals (turned Blood).
The Crips have been known to work with the Folk Nation. There have been documented examples of Crips and GD's coming together throughout the south in places like Florida and Memphis and in the midwest in cities like Detroit and Kansas City since the late 80's, but the Crips are not part of the Folk Nation. An alliance started between the two organizations with a cease-fire/hood share agreement between Crips and the Gangster Disciples that originated in San Diego California in 1991 called the "8 Ball". The alliance of the local Gangster Disciple decks and Crip sets was so they can rival the lucrative Blood/People Nation alliance that has been going on since the 70's in Los Angeles, California.
The 8 ball alliance gave an opportunity for Larry Hoover (GD leader) to do something productive to earn parole and be released from prison, so in October 1993 he had the GD's on the streets organize a "peace treaty summit meeting" in Chicago, bringing in Crips from all over the continental USA, as well as a lot of GD's and sympathizers to the GD "cause". This peace treaty set off similar peace treaties around the U.S. between Crips and GD's, most notably in Kansas City and New York City. The year 1993 would therefore signal the year in which "Crips" would align themselves to aid the "Folks" (particularly GDs) against rival gangs like the Bloods, Vice Lords, Latin Kings, etc. Today, "Crips" and "Folks" are allies and help each other out when it is needed. It was not a hard treaty to make: both Crips and GDs wear "blue".
They called this alliance the "8 Ball" because of the shape you get when you merge the "C" handsign of the Crips with the "Pitch Fork" handsign of the Gangster Disciples, which is how they greet each other to show Crip/GD solidarity. Unlike the Stones who actually became a Blood set to align the People Nation and Bloods, Crips and Gangster Disciples remain 2 separate organizations that consider each other "first cousins" in the streets. Crips and Gangster Disiples share hoods and resources all around the country and Crips help GD's against rival gangs trying to take their turf.
The "8 Ball" has been known to be "cracked" in some areas where the local Crip sets were pressured to return to their Los Angeles roots and stop aiding the Folk Nation, leaving both gangs/alliances to fight a bloody war for sole control of that hood; these instances are very rare. Contrary to popular belief, Crips do not use any secret books of gang knowledge and gang prayers like most gangs do. Some Crip sets, however, simply use their own unique code words to communicate with each other.
Many Crip sets have begun utilizing the number 6 to rival the Blood's 5, but they don't represent the Folk's 6 point star. When a Crip uses the number 6, for them it signifies the 6 letters found in the phrase: "C.R.I.P.U.P." or "Crip Up". The word "C.R.I.P." is actually an acronym that stands for "C.ommunity R.evolution I.n P.rogress". When a Crip is using the 6 point "C.R.I.P. U.P." It stands for "C.ommunity R.evolution I.n P.rogess - U.ndying P.ower". Crips are also known to use the phrase "Crips don't die, we multiply", meaning they will never disapear because they will always branch out and create new Crip hoods forever. Many Crip sets have been given passes to use the number 6 in their tags if it is to represent them as Crips and not Folks. Crips using the 6 point star or throwing up pitch forks are considered to be fake Crips.
NOTE: CRIPS ARE NOT PART OF THE FOLK NATION. THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS ARE JUST ALLIES TO HELP FIGHT AGAINST RIVALS AND TO EXPAND THEIR CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS. CRIPS ARE ALSO ENEMIES TO THE NORTENO ALLIANCE AND WHITE SUPREMACIST GANGS.