known as OTs, are members
of the Southeast Asian street gang of the same name formed
in the city of Visalia, California during the early 90's. It was oringally
a Laos gang. Most
of its members
are of Lahu, Thai, Mien, Hmong, or Lao ethnicity. They are known for wearing
the colors blue and black, and are often wearing Chuck
The gang was formed
in the early 90's by the Southeast Asian youths, that had lived in the WESTSIDE of Bakersfield, California. In the early days, they were frequently harassed by members
of other Mexican gangs.Bun now the "TROOPS" run all of Visalia. The gang has expanded as far north as Seattle, Washington and became heavily populated in areas like Merced, California.
They are also
the Crips gang and identify themselves with
15 (alternatives include: X5 and XV), because the letter
O means "Oriental
" and is the fifteenth letter
of the alphabet. They also
have been known to dot their hands with
They "claim" the color BLACK!!!!!.
Troops are mostly from Visalia, Bakersfield, Merced, and Seattle.