Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Crips--Links and Notes

Not really a post, more an annotated bibliography. Updated November 20, 2009.

--See two videos below for "stacking" or "signing"


Credit: (Top) ; Alphabet: Blood-Piru Knowledge. com
Drawing: Photobucket, by sandedente; Poseurs, at bottom, All of these are from Social Media and Photosharing Sites. (!)
Graffiti, North Carolina Gang Investigator's Association

iSwaqqa.Kidd.Dhaa.Truff on
a Social Web site.
"My Six-Point Nation:
Kill a Blood win a prize, Kill a Crip ur whole family diez
 . . .
Lay Blu rose pedals across my death bed
Let it rain, let it flood, Let a Crip kill a Blood ,
Ashes 2oO ashes Dust 2oO dust,
In Crips we trust N on slobs we bust
When I die show no pity bury me up in Crip city,
Lay 6 blu flags across my chest Let me die and ley to rest and,
Tell all fellow Crips I did my best."

Organizational Notes for crips-knowledge . com (The exact same, however, as blood knowledge. com , so maybe not.)
L.Y.G. (Little Young Gangster) - members under 18 years old
Y.G. (Young Gangster) - members over 18 years old
O.Y.G. (Original Young Gangster) - after 5 active years of banging
O.G. (Original Gangster) - after 10 active years of banging
O.O.G. (Double O.G.) - after 15 active years of banging
O.O.O.G. (Tripple O.G.) - after 20 active years of banging
This refers to tenure, not authority in the gang.

By JDCrips from YouTube on the gang signs. I like this because it is slow, but the fast ones show how much of a language it is.

Now stacking in real time, dax 102. Less than two minutes.

Compton Crips, Part 1: Eleven minutes, from Chuck Taylor CPT. Money, happiness, cars, can't show your face. One crack-and-heroin addict.  This is at least a six-part set of vids. Too much editing, which makes it exciting but also confusing at times. Brown as well as blue rags in evidence.

Part 2: Has an advisory for under 18 years old.
Part 3: What they know about the police.
Part 4: Weapons, the difference between being a 'banger' and a 'member'.
Part 5: Amateur rapping, learn to hotwire a car.
Part 6: How to make pruno and hide it in prison, female participation, making $50 to $400 per day selling weed, etc.

Web sites:
--Answer. com's Charles Montaldo has written about the Crips gang member Tookie Williams, his prison record on San Quentin's death row, and his appeal history.

-- crip-knowledge. com has an entry, no authorship provided, that looks pretty good. They also have information on the Rolling 30's Crips, but no other set.
--  in side has a long list of Crip factions and enemies, but no information on them.

--StreetGangs. com has a listing (undated) of Los Angeles area Crips sets, including some alliances and some defunct groups.  Some of the listings have links to individual gangs.

--Wikipedia, "The Crips."


Robert Walker said...

Tookie Williams was not a founder nor a leader of any Crip sets.

To learn the true history of the Crips, visit this page from my web site, Gangs OR Us:

Robert Walker
Gangs OR Us

Ann T. said...

Dear Mr. Walker,
Indeed I have enjoyed your site very much. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

I will change the "co-founder" to "notable member". Come back anytime.

Sincerely yours,
Ann T.