Moose discusses Harvard Park Brim and Menlo Gangster Crip history

STREETGANGS.COM | Jun 16, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – The 61 Brims actually started off as a Hustler click, 61 Halldale Hustlers in the 1980s as did Menlo Gangster Crip and several other sets including 55 Neighbrohood Crips. Moose talk about how the 61 Hustlers decided to become a click of the Harvard Park Brims […]

YG Shot in L.A.

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BY TMZ STAFF 6/12/2015 12:07 PM PDT Rapper YG was shot early Friday morning at an L.A. recording studio … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, it happened at around 1:45 AM in Studio City. We’re told someone shot YG 3 times in the hip. Somehow the rapper was able to get in […]

In Blood Stone Villians hood, East side Bottoms in South Los Angeles

STREETGANGS.COM | Jun 8, 2015 South Los Angeles – Baby Kay Kay from Blood Stone Villians in the 50’s, including Tiny Creep from BSV and Baby Easty from 40s Piru. Listen to him discuss the change in the hood from back in the day to now. Blacks have moved out and the Mexican population taking […]

Prevalence of gang colors fades, but they can still be deadly

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Jerome Campbell | LA Times | Homicide Report Posted June 6, 2015, 3:30 a.m. Melvin Farmer remembers the days when Bloods and Crips openly flashed their colors. Gang members wore an evolving uniform; bandannas, T-shirts, shoes and even earrings to signal their affiliation. But Farmer, a former Crip who is now a gang intervention worker, […]

Hollywood and Central Los Angeles gang map of 1978

1978-central-south-LA-gangmap-lg Staff Writer May 7, 2015 | 2:55 p.m. PST This map was created in 1978 and covers the areas of Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, and parts of South Los Angeles. Gangs mapped: 1. Toonerville 2. Varrio Rebels (Hollywood) 3. Varrio Rebels 2 (Hollywood) 4. WS 18th Street (Hollywood) 5. Clanton (Hollywood) 5. Satanas 6. […]

Tour of the Grandees in Nutty Blocc Compton Crip neighborhood

STREETGANGS.COM | Apr 12, 2015 Compton, CA – Bay Locc (aka Geechi Gotti) and Baby Hacc from Nutty Blocc Compton Crips talks about growing up in Compton, going to elementary school, and hanging out in the Grandees, a section of Nutty Blocc area located near 165th and 166th streets. They give us a tour of […]

[Complete Hearing Part 1] Defense attorney challenges Suge Knight’s $25 million bail

STREETGANGS.COM | Apr 8, 2015 Compton, CA – Attorney Matt Fletcher challenges $25 million bail as being excessive and not proper in this case and presents his argument for Suge Knight’s eligibility for bail to Judge Coen. Fletcher suggesting revoking passport and using GPS ankle bracelet to monitor Knight’s activity in response to prosecutor Cynthia […]

Suge Knight’s attorney Matt Fletcher during press conference on bail for $25 milllion

STREETGANGS.COM | Apr 8, 2015 Downtown Los Angeles – Criminal defense attorney Matt Fletcher discusses his frustration about the $25 million bail amount issued by Judge Ronald Coen in connection to Suge Knight’s murder charge. Knight’s preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin on April 13, 2015. Date: March 20, 2015 Related posts: [Complete Hearing Part […]

[Complete Hearing Part 2] Judge Coen approves $25 Million bail for Suge Knight

STREETGANGS.COM | Apr 8, 2015 Compton, CA – Prosecutor Cynthia Barnes presents her case to Judge Ronald Coen why Marion Suge Knight’s bail should exceed the $3,335,000 bail schedule based of his criminal past record. Defense attorney requests that bail should be according to the schedule. Judge Coen approves the $25 bail and justifies his […]

Edmund talks about growing up as a Mad Swan Blood during most violent decade

STREETGANGS.COM | March 22, 2015 South Los Angeles – Edmund aka “Crazy Ed” talks gang life in South Los Angeles during 1980s from his old home on 78th and Stanford where he grew up. He became a member of the East Side Mad Swan Bloods during the late 1970s but he also took on a […]

Lil Reece Talks about Operation Tampa Bay, Riverside Gang Bust

STREETGANGS.COM | March 5, 2015 Riverside, Calif. – Lil Reece from Riverside’s 1200 Blocc East Coasts Crips talks about Operation Tampa Bay, which was a police joint operation between the local police and ATF. The 2011 indictments against the 40 alleged East Coasts Crips gang members, did not yield the type of prison sentences and […]

Ben “Taco” Owens from Pay Bacc Crip to Paying Back the community

STREETGANGS.COM | February 27, 2015 Gardena, CA – Ben “Taco” Owens is a former gang member that talked about his life growing up in Gardena and becoming a member of the Paybacc Crips (PBC). He also talked about drug use and multiple trips to the penitentiary. After being released from prison in 2004, he decided […]