The Crips became popular throughout southern Los Angeles as more youth gangs joined; at one point they outnumbered non-Crip gangs by 3 to 1, sparking disputes with non-Crip gangs, including the L. Active The " Five Families ": Archived from the original on August 4, In response to the attack, Scott, who lived in Compton, established the Piru street-gang, the first "Bloods" street gang. The growth and power of the gang really took off in the early s when crack cocaine hit the streets. By 15, Ivey had dropped out of school and broken into probably houses, robbed a crack dealer, had a cop kick his face into the pavement, and started selling meth to support his own addiction. A Guide to an American Subculture.
This battle continued and bythe Piru Street Boys wanted to end the violence and called a meeting with other gangs that were targeted by the Crips.
Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs
Gang members of the Bloods and Crips occasionally fight against each other and are responsible for a significant portion of gang-related murders in Los Angeles. A Guide to an American Subculture. Woods blames the media for underreporting white gangs. The Bloods street-gang was initially formed to provide members protection from the Crips. Over the last yearIvey built a large deck for Sunday cookouts, positioned a flatscreen for Nascar viewing and turned his garage into a workout studio with a large Confederate flag over his weight set. Primarily United States, but also Canada . To the extent that women belong to the gang, they are usually associate members and tend to be used by their male counterparts to carry weapons, hold drugs, or prostitute themselves to make money for their set.