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  • Essay On Bloods Vs Crips

    many other mediums. Rappers, actors, athletes, and more all have ties to gangs back in California. The two most well-known gangs, the Bloods and the Crips, have garnered national notoriety for their vicious, and nationwide, feud. These two gangs have been an integral part of the city for decades, shaping the culture and influencing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Indeed, Compton would be a very different, though not necessarily better, place had the two gangs not been created. Of the two gangs, the Crips were created first. Although their origins are disputed, the most accepted theory is that the gang was created by Stanley “Tookie” Williams and Raymond Washington in 1971. Williams and Raymond…

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  • Gangs In Society

    and the Crips. Los Angeles is the leader of street gangs and is also known as the Gang Capital of America. Los Angles is home of over 1,000 gangs as of 2001 and over 120,000 gang members as of 2007. A popular gang in Los Angeles are the Crips. There are over 100 Crip gangs in Los Angeles and more than 13,000 members. The Crips were founded by Raymond Washington and Stanley “Tookie” Williams in 1971 as an alliance. Washington was from the east side and Williams was from the west, both were the…

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  • Transnational Crime Research Paper

    However, the United States also has a history of oppressing immigrants to the point where upward mobility is a distant objective. The 1980s saw little change to the oppression when El Salvadoran immigrants flooded the States to escape their civil war. With most settling in Los Angeles, they were afforded little help from the U.S. government and society. The refugees settled into poverty-stricken areas and were afforded little legitimate means of finding economic success. Living so close to the…

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  • African American Media Manipulation

    The Black Panther Party organized breakfast programs, education, and protection to the African American community against police brutality. After the Black Panther Party was dissolved by the FBI in the 1970s, gangs such as the Crips or Community Reforms Inter-Party Service replaced them. They had the same constitution of the Black Panther Party, but because of the stagflation that occurred during this time, the economy collapsed and many African Americans were unemployed. As a consequence, the…

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  • Monster The Autobiography Of An L. A. Gang Member Essay

    Published in 1993, “Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member,” is a memoir written by Sanyika Shakur. Set in East Los Angeles during the late 70s, 80’s and early 90s, Shakur’s book illustrates the overwhelming amount of violence that occurs due to conflicts between rivalry gangs. As mentioned in the book, the majority of the conflict is not between the Crips and the Bloods but instead between Crips and other Crips. The book offers a unique difference from most other books about gang…

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  • Free Narrative Essays: Police Prejudice And Racism In Arizona

    The blacks versus the whites. It was going to be the 21st century Civil War. Supposedly, the bloods and crips were going to join together to fight all racist protestors. Riots were going to happen it was going to be crazy. There was nothing the APD could do to stop it from happening. An estimated 100,000 black protestors were already planning on attending this protest. The Atlanta Police Department sent out a PSA stating that all protesting will be prohibited due to the fact that very bad things…

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  • Gangs Vs Mafia

    of the society. Also, black youths began to see themselves differently. Then, during the late 1950s, some black youths( and a few whites) began to imitate some of the cholo style of the Mexican American youths. These groups consisted of “guys banded together for protection”. Not to mention, “ they did not usually fight other gangs; they had no colors; and they did not paint graffiti.” Although, things changed during the mid- to late 1960s a transformation began when groups began to call…

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  • School To Prison Pipeline

    although it was orchestrated by the FBI. The US organization was a political movement that focused more on cultural aspects than the militaristic. The FBI pitted these organizations against each other with the idea that they would destroy one another, which did happen. Coming into the 1970s, there still was not drastic changes to the idea of white supremacy and racism. With the leadership of the Black Panther Party gone, the party deteriorated into gangs. The Crips and Bloods were born from…

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  • Slauson Massacre Summary

    it. Many African Americans, both male and female got injured. After this riot the creation of the Slauson gang formed. The police and everyone else believed they were gang members but the people in the group believed they were a group. They believed they were a group because hey weren’t allowed to be in boy scouts or any other group. After the Slauson gang was created different little group of the Slauson gang started forming their won little groups. This is were the Crips and the Bloods came…

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  • Analysis Of Monster By Sanyika Shakur

    In Sanyika Shakur’s memoir, Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member, the audience follows the events that transform Monster Kody Scott into Sanyika Shakur. While writing his memoir from prison, the book starts in 1975 with his graduation from elementary school and initiation into the Crips. His initiation included a brutal beating from fellow Crips members, which immediately followed his first gang shooting against the Bloods. At the age of thirteen, Kody Scott earned the nickname…

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