Street Gang Crips

Topics: Crime, Illegal drug trade, Gang, Criminology, Domestic violence, Police / Pages: 2 (387 words) / Published: May 6th, 2016
The ‘Crips’ are an L.A. based street gang that surfaced in 1969, this gang is said to be started by Stanley “Tookie” Williams and Raymond Washington, they chose the collective name of “Crip” because it appealed to the younger age of the members they were recruiting. This gang has been labeled as one of America’s most violent street gangs. Violence within this gang is used indiscriminately between rival gang members, to maintain order within the hierarchy of the gang, to initiate new members, and to settle personal differences. The violence used to initiate new members include being ‘jumped’ (or beat) in, initiation violence is often used to carry out violent acts, and even murder, against rival gang members to show an aspiring members loyalty.

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