SonsofLiberty wrote:Chi Town did start the current style of bangin before the crips existed. But gangs and gangbangin in general has been around in the States for a while. NYC was gangbanging for a long time too, when colors meant the jackets you wore with your gang's emblem on them.
But anyway, a lot of topics and discussions on this board is always about Blood-this and Crip-that, there are many more gangs than just Bloods or Crips. And since we're talking about the East Coast and NYC in particular, too much undue attention is lavished on the UBN and East Coast Crips.
Check out this website - http://www.dnainfo.com/20091216/manhatt ... outh-gangs
There is a map with territory and names of Gangs in Harlem, and those are just the ones documented. Most people who don't know what's going on in the streets, just assume that Harlem is filled with a bunch of fake Bloods, but they'd be wrong. Do your research before you make assumptions.
Again ,Gang warfare can even be documented in London in the 1800s, does that mean the gang lifestyle is the same as that of LA and Chicago back then,no it does not.
LA does not follow the style of Chi Town banging.
Your making broad categorizations,members only jackets are not the same as wearing a colors to represent gangs , a jacket with the gang name on it is something different, many people in LA were doomed if they walked into the hood with a wrong color, you can never have a innocent bystandard walk into a neighborhood way back when in NYC for wearing the wrong jacket because it was all members only.
A lot of those gangs on the map you just sent with the link consist of bloods and crips within these gangs.