Inside the Crips: Life inside L.A.’s Most Notorious Gang


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Hardback: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Language: English

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Inside the Crips
Life inside L.A.’s Most Notorious Gang

by Colton Simpson

After being physically and emotionally abused by his mother and her live-in boyfriend, Colton Simpson moved in with his grandmother. She took care of him and brought him to church, but Simpson still became Li’l Cee from Rollin 30s Harlem Crips in South Los Angeles. This was his name among the Crips, and on the night he was initiated into the gang-the same day that he hit a home run in Little League-he shot two men at a gas station. He was ten years old. In this often enthralling and emotional memoir, Simpson takes readers inside his life with the gang, from the time he joined through his 16-month prison sentence and to his leaving the Crips. The world Simpson evokes with Pearlman’s help is fascinating, and his narrative is clearly heartfelt. For those readers willing to look, the book provides a window into an often misunderstood way of life.

Update: Author, Colton Simpson was sentenced to over 100 years in prison under California’s Three Strikes law.

Allhood Publications issue #3 published an article about Colton Simpson.

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