Varrio Hawthorne Lil Watts (LWS)

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Lil Watts (LWS) in Hawthorne

The most asked question about this barrio is “why do they call themselves Lil Watts when they are in Hawthorne, several miles southwest from Watts?” The answer to that question is related to when they actually formed. During the late 1960s, several guys from Hawthorne began a barrio in the most run down section of Hawthorne and it was Watts that had a reputation of being an area of Los Angeles that was most feared. Los Angeles had recently experienced the worst urban uprising in US history commonly known as the “Watts Riots,” and during this time areas such as “The Jungles,” “South Central,” Compton and East LA were not places characterized as communities plagued with high levels of violence. There was a small section in Hawthorne between Compton Blvd (south) and Rosecrans (north) and Cerise (west) and Crenshaw (east) that people avoided and referred to is as a place just as bad as “Watts.”

By the time 1969 came around the gang that formed there decided to take on this identity of being from a neighborhood that was just as feared as Watts, calling themselves Lil Watts and becoming the first gang to form in Hawthorne. The neighborhood is uniquely located at the intersection of three different municipalities, Hawthorne, Gardena, and Alondra (Unincorporated LA County), and this gang represents an excellent example of how ineffective using only prolonged police suppression can be when addressing gang violence. During the 1980s and early 1990s, law enforcement from several agencies aggressively policed this very small section in the South Bay that was plagued with assaults, drugs and the occasional murder, but over the years we have seen the neighborhood grow as a result of it. Although many people were arrested and sent to prison, the heightened police presence had no deterrence value, and the gang continued to grow not just physically, but in the minds and hearts of those that lived there.

Today there are several other gangs in Hawthorne but Lil Watts (LWS) remains to be the most known and established gang in the area with several cliques including the Traviesos, Underground Locos, Tiny Locos, Demons, Baby Locos, Winos and Dukes.

In 1990, the cities west of the 110 Freeway (Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, & Redondo Beach) changed the name of Compton Blvd to Marine Avenue, but not without resistance or controversy. Manhattan Beach had already called the far west side of the road Marine Avenue since the early part of the 20th Century, but there were some that wanted to erase the stigma of Compton from their cities. Robert Adams, a former Compton councilman, said the name change was the result of racism because the City of Compton was known as a Black city. Redondo Beach council member Stevan Colin casted the only vote against the name change in their city, questioning the motives behind it stating that Hawthorne and Lawndale have nothing to do with the Marine.

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116 Comments for “Varrio Hawthorne Lil Watts (LWS)”

  1. Mr. DEMON

    EVIL KLAN13 Everybody ki*lah! Enough said!!

  2. HLWS13 TINYLOKOS

    O spensia homie i heard we werent clicked wit fab any more watts up guess we are and i still be in the hood whAt do they call u ? ( to:the real LWS)

    • 4rm Da Gutta

      We ain’t clicKed up wit fab… They’re a clicK from the set guy. We clicK up wit no one. WS HLWS 147 BLS cKlumsy

      • h13fake ass hood

        they aint smoke you yet you hide good cause you should be dead already foo fake punk blank chick you aint in los angeles no more you chick clumsy is a chick ho 13 no lil wattz not sanctioned ever the nerve to say wattzup thats whack pathetic and sad your so f#@$king fake and dont see it like that f#@$kING FAKERZ big time lollipopsucking suckerz

        • cKBLoodhoundS

          I was fresh out da pen when i wrote dat sh*%… f#@$k u talkin bout? Haw! Do yo home work. Ion give a f#@$k bout no other guy from da set. f#@$k em! Ain’t no lame on dis side… but chu would kno dis. Show me! Make me ah believer!!! WS HLWS//:. 147 BLSxcKBLHS cK…CrabK ClownK CoochieK CuntK

  3. HLWS13 TINYLOKOS

    Watts gang fool

  4. l.wts

    H LIL WATTS GANG

    • h13fake ass hood

      WHEN DID ANY HOOD FROM WATTS SANCTION HOES13 lilfakeblank wannabe wattz this sh*% is so pathetic stating wattzup and yall aint no wattz hood NO f#@$kING RESPECT JUST TO THINK EVERY CRIME YALL COMMITED WAS IN VAIN BECAUSE NO WATTS HOOD DONT SUPPORT HOW f#@$kING PATHETIC NO MATTER HOW HARD YALL FAKERZ THINK YALL GO YALL WILL ALWAYS BE FAKE f#@$kING lollipopSUCKER HOES 13 LILPRETENDERWATTZ HOW FAKE OF YOU BUSTERZ no respect “spit” smh they dont know how fake they really and trully are lmao what a joke

  5. LWTSx3 BLS

    I like when the guys in the varrio run fast blank f#@$k like munkees running from bullets big hawthorne little watts gang baby locs ….f#@$k clowns ….f#@$k a dead mayate nk all day ese

    • h13fake ass hood

      another f#@$king wetback spaniard slave chick who aint sh*% that think they more important then they really are you brown sh*% stain roach your raza is punk chick f#@$k wetbacks WHEN DID ANY HOOD FROM WATTS SANCTION HOES13 lilfakeblank wannabe wattz this sh*% is so pathetic stating wattzup and yall aint no wattz hood NO f#@$kING RESPECT JUST TO THINK EVERY CRIME YALL COMMITED WAS IN VAIN BECAUSE NO WATTS HOOD DONT SUPPORT HOW f#@$kING PATHETIC NO MATTER HOW HARD YALL FAKERZ THINK YALL GO YALL WILL ALWAYS BE FAKE f#@$kING lollipopSUCKER HOES 13 LILPRETENDERWATTZ HOW FAKE OF YOU BUSTERZ no respect “spit” smh they dont know how fake they really and trully are lmao what a joke

  6. @bibi4lyf

    Damn reading all this makes me reminisce about those days chillin in Hawthorne. I don’t bang the hood but I was born and raised in hawthorne off of 139th st back when the Limo place was selling FORDs. Idk if any of the actual lxl watts members use this, cause unlike most of you (myself included), them watts got no time to be on the web chicking about others. Badblank if you read this I want you to know that I owe you my life I’ll tell you the details if it’s in our destiny to meet again. At my girl Lusty, I hope ur doing good I still remember that day walking all over Gardena and as soon as we were in Hawthorne we got that lil feeling in our hearts and knew we were home. Free my guardian angel Wuerro that boy was like a son, my only rider/roller, and a big homie. I miss Hawthorne like crazy, especially the people. And Demon nigguh if your out there somewhere, thank you; for teaching my blank how to make an apple bong but f#@$k you because of you showing up at my pad that night my grandpa disowned me but it’s all gravey now they sent y blank to the middle east, and africa to become a “good girl”.

  7. @bibi4lyf

    I’m not from lxl watts, but I was raised in Hawthorne off of 139th ST. Just dropping by to show the city some love. And Demon LI, if you out there nigguh thank you for showing my blank how to make an apple a bong but f#@$k you for showing up to my house that night; cause my G-pa disowned my persain blank, and right now im out in the middle east, then im going to be out in africa, and finally back home july 2013 but whatever the past is all gravey. BADblank if you read this I know we only met twice but homie I owe you my life a lot has happened to me all BAD that I handled very well, if destiny let’s us meet again I got a lot to owe up and IDK how the taxes thing works or what it means but I’m pretty sure you got a lot to collect. At the homegirl Lust damn do I miss that one good day w had walking all over Gardena and as soon as we reached hawthorne we both new it in our hearts and gave each other that look of accomplishment haha. Free my boy werro, he was the only true gaurdian angel in my life, my ridah/roller, a son, and a big homie that taught me a lot.

    • Lwtsx3 bls

      I remeber when the ek would hide from little watts…haha when we stabbed up spanky. That f#@$ken fartget. Hlws13 for life

  8. Wack

    That fool from lil watts talkin sh*% about blacks better cut it out u go cause ya homies more problems than them fake crabs given yal. Keep it up. WS HPG 139, 135,133,129. Yal b us out here.

  9. mjambu

    LWS: Little Weenie Strokerz. Day strokin day weenies all day long cuz they go no girl, no dog, no fishing pole.

  10. LIL STRICKER RSP THIRD ST CLICK

    VARRIO RANCHO SAN PEDROX3 GANG f#@$k LIL TWATTS CK BK PK LIL STRICKET FROM VRSPX3 THIRD ST CLICK

  11. Lwtsx3 bls

    f#@$k san pedo!!!! U guys still exist..???….6 man gang

  12. ek13

    f#@$k twatts got ur baby chickes loven our d#$k

    • Tiger

      U must be talking about that nasty fat chick vicky f#@$king your arabian homie gee thats why bugzy knocked his blank out in here house on marine and van ness across from 7-11

  13. WEST SIDE H LWS..TVS

    Let me Update you FOOls

    FAB is a click Now from the HOOd and theres Righteous HOMIES banging LWS to the FULLEST

    f#@$k EK SAN PEDRO you fools aint even in the MAP anymore so FEEL FREE to CYBER BANG HAHAHA

    To that YOUNGSTA from NSR TALK to your OLDER Homies before you get CHIN CHECK

    also to the Young one From PIRU your Hood Die out also But if you do your Research Older Homies Keep in touch With your HOOD we where the only Hispanic & Black GANG smashing Back in the DAYs

  14. Lwtsx3 Bls

    Nsr…eyes homie ill let ceasar know if we got beef my dads og nsr. Hawthorne13 lil watts gang baby locotes ……still living in da barrio. f#@$k rats

  15. HAWTHORNE LWS 13 DmS

    Who are u lwts bls? What do they call u!

  16. Lennox13

    f#@$k lilwattsK yall some chickes on Lennox 13 .

  17. cadte@aol.com

    All you blankhole are f#@$ken stupid getting all tat for no ression and walking around with your pants down low , do you know what that means , in perison blankhole that were there pants like that mean there ready to get butt f#@$k that means all you gang bangers are all farts

    • Jose

      Yeah right chingon I’m from texas you wouldn’t say that in my hood homie, I know for a fact you couldn’t go into that hood and bark that. sh*% u wouldn’t Have the balls to step 10 miles from that hood and bark that sh*%.

  18. Big chukz

    WS/SC B.SAINTXPAUL STREET X3 91STXLKTS
    ES LBC V.ST.PAUL. ST 3SE CMLS KLICK SPST
    NELA B.ST PAUL BOYZ GANG CLS.TDKS.LS.DKS
    SSCV.STXPE13R SAINTS GANG! STXPLS3CE SXPLS

  19. CISKO

    SS ACHE V.ELE-DOBLEU-ESE X3RIFA LOS TRAVIESOS 147$t 139$t

  20. CISKO

    147st HNE SS VLITTLEWATTSX3 TRAVIESO LOCTES139ST

  21. CISKO

    WESTXLOS AREA SS 147ST HWNE 90250 VLXL WATTSX111R TVLS BLKS TLKS WNS PRS1 f#@$k CLOWNDALE TWEEKDALE LOPPDALE f#@$k LXL MUTTS LXL LOBSTERS f#@$k CHICKENS f#@$k KLEENEX f#@$k SMACKS f#@$k sh*%XLOS f#@$k MTSK f#@$k PECKS f#@$k S PUTAS f#@$k TAMPAX f#@$k TCGK f#@$k CRABS/SLOBS CK/BK f#@$k NORTH14ki*lah

  22. rtt

    im homie boxer lws can my homies send me a contact number

  23. CISKO

    WLA HAWTHORNE SS VLXLWTSX3 CONTROLA TRAVIESOS TLKS BLKS WNS DKS FAB DMS PRS UGL f#@$k CLOWNDALE TWEEKDALE LOPPS KLONDIKES LAMEDALE f#@$k LXL LOBSTERS MUTTS f#@$k SMACKS sh*%MARKS f#@$k KLEENEX LEVANOX f#@$k TAMPAX TRIPAS f#@$k RSPUTAS f#@$k sh*%XLOS f#@$k PECKS PECKAWOODZ f#@$k BTMK f#@$k MTSK f#@$k LCV3K f#@$k EVILXKUNTZ EASTER KOOKIES f#@$k KRAZY CUNTS KINKY CRABZ f#@$k ALL U DIRTY AZZ guyS CK BK TCGK f#@$k MAGCK f#@$k SSPUTAS f#@$k BUSTERS NORCALX14K f#@$k THE REST

  24. westSiders

    WS.V”HXWTHORNE LXL WXTTS”X111 135ST GANGSTERS FABclick

  25. Yayo da lok

    Fuc akll twatts chick made akss niGCas its S8UTH SIDE 118st GANGSTA CRIP TINY LOK RYDA GANG YOU TWATTSK ARE DYED OUT YALL AINT NO WERE IN HAWTH8RNE WE RUN HAWTH8RNE LET IT BE KNOWN FUC TWATTSk!!!!!

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