Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Top Ten Worst Gangs: Crips
The Crips came to life in 1969. Founded by a pair of 16-year-old kids, Stanley Williams and Raymond Washington. The two started the gang using the Black Panthers as their model. The gang started off small and initially was a loosely connected network of individual gangs. Since its origin, the gang has grown to be one of the largest as well as one of the most powerful gangs that exist in the U.S. Today, the gang is said to have over 300,000 gang members both inside and outside of jail. The Crips are known for wearing the color blue. The gang focuses on murder and robbery, as well as drug deals. The Crips' bitter rivals are the Bloods, as well as many different Hispanic street gangs. Violence is the basic tenet of the Crips. Sometimes brawls and fights explode within the gang, usually resulting in deaths of Crips' members. The Crips are now international in scope, boasting a strong membership in Canada.