Lowell Street Locos | Northeast Los Angeles

Lowell Street Locos were a predominately Hispanic street gang located in the northeast section of Los Angeles. In 1993, Lowell Street refused to fall under the authority of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, which had already began to integrate their influence among several East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and San Gabriel Valley street gangs.

Lowell was among a small group of street gangs that wanted nothing to do with the Mexican Mafia and as a result of their defiance, they were place on “la lista” or “green lighted,” meaning that they were to become an automatic rival to all other gangs. Being green lighted would mean that rivalries from other gangs would increase, and if in custody, Lowell Street gang members would be targeted in jail and prison.

Surrounding gangs, such as El Sereno, Locke, Happy Valley and 18th Street, began to pay the tribute to the Mexican Mafia and operate according to new rules. Not only did Lowell Street defy the Mexican Mafia’s edicts, on April 28, 1995, Lowell Street gang members shot and killed Mexican Mafia made member, Antonio “Tonito” Rodriguez, 29, while he sat in a car in El Sereno.

Lowell members began to embrace the idea that they were green lighted and used the term “Green Light Gang” to describe themselves.

Today the gang is inactive and very few members claim it. They continued to operated until the early 2000s, but their presence has dramatically declined, perhaps because of the green light.

In 2001, Lowell Street member, Paul Ramirez, was convicted of the 1999 attempted premeditated murder of Locke street gang member Carlos Pedroza as being the driver. In 1997, Ramirez’s brother, Lawrence was murdered by Locke members.

Deceased members

  1. Lawrence Ramirez ( – 1997)

54 Comments for “Lowell Street Locos | Northeast Los Angeles”

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