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  1. Crips

    The Crips is an alliance of street gangs which is based in the coastal regions of southern California. It was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1969, mainly by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams. Once a single alliance between two autonomous gangs, it is now a loosely-connected network of individual "sets", often engaged in open warfare with one another. Traditionally, since around 1973, its members have worn blue clothing. The Crips are one of the largest and most violent associations of street gangs in the United States. With an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 members in 2008, the members have been involved in murders, robberies and drug dealing, among other crimes. They have a long and bitter rivalry with the Bloods.

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  1. Crips

    The Crips are a primarily, but not exclusively, African-American gang. They were founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1969 mainly by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams. What was once a single alliance between two autonomous gangs is now a loosely connected network of individual sets, often engaged in open warfare with one another. The Crips are one of the largest and most violent associations of street gangs in the United States, with an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 members. The gang is known to be involved in murders, robberies, and drug dealing, among many other criminal pursuits. The gang is known for its gang members' use of the color blue in their clothing. However, this practice has waned due to police crackdowns on gang members. Crips are publicly known to have an intense and bitter rivalry with the Bloods. Crips have been documented in the U.S. military, found in bases in the United States and abroad.

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  1. crips

    The Crips are an independent African American street gang started in Los Angeles, California in 1969. The Crips were founded by Stanley Tookie Williams and Raymond Lee Washington who decided to unite their local gang members from the west and east sides of South Central, Los Angeles in order to battle neighboring street gangs. The Crips began as a single alliance between two autonomous gangs but is now a loosely connected network of individual sets, often engaged in open warfare with one another. The original name for the alliance was "Cribs," which was chosen to reflect the young age of the majority of the gang members. The name "Cribs" generated into the name "Crips" when gang members began carrying around canes to display their "pimp" status. People in the neighborhood then began calling them cripples, or "Crips" for short. A Los Angeles Sentinel article in February 1972 referred to some members as "Crips" (for cripples). The name had no political, organizational, cryptic, or acronymic meaning, though some have suggested it stands for Common Revolution In Progress. Williams, in his memoir, further refuted claims that the group was a spin-off of the Black Panther Party or formed for a community agenda, the name "depicted a fighting alliance against street gangs—nothing more, nothing less." Washington, who attended Fremont High School, was the leader of the East Side Crips, and Williams, who attended Washington High School, led the West Side Crips. Crips wear blue bandannas to the left side of their back pocket in remembrance of one of its original members named Curtis Buddha Morrow used to wear a blue bandanna to the back side of his left pocket as a fashion statement and when he died the Crips kept up the tradition in honor of him, they also wear blue because the color blue represents royalty. Crips are publicly known to have an intense and bitter rivalry with the Bloods and lesser feuds with some Chicano gangs. Crips have been documented in the U.S. military, found in bases in the United States and abroad.

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    The numerical value of crips in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

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    The numerical value of crips in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Baltimore Sun:

    The guys who pulled me aside are self-identifying as Crips and say they don't approve of whats happening. 'This is our community,'.

  2. Chris Rock:

    On one hand, I’m a black man who’s like, ‘F--- the police.’ On the other hand, I own property, so when my house gets broken into I’m not calling the Crips, he jokes. Midway through his set, Rock says bullies are needed. That’s how Trump became president, we got rid of bullies. A real bully showed up and nobody knew how to handle him.

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