The Bloods are a street gang founded in Los Angeles, California. The gang is widely known for its rivalry with the Crips. They are identified by the red worn by their members and by particular gang symbols, including distinctive hand signs. The Bloods are made up of various sub-groups known as "sets" between which significant differences exist such as colors, clothing, and operations, and political ideas which may be in open conflict with each other. Since their creation, the Blood gangs have branched out throughout the United States. Bloods have been documented in the US military, found in both US and overseas bases. The Bloods gang was formed initially to compete against the influence of the Crips in Los Angeles.
The origin of the Bloods and their rivalry with the Crips dates to the 1970s, where the Pirus street gang, originally a set, or faction, of the Crips broke off during an internal gang war, and allied with other smaller gangs to found the gang that would eventually become known as the Bloods. At the time, Crips sets outnumbered Bloods sets by three to one. To assert their power despite this difference in numbers, Bloods sets became increasingly violent, especially against rival Crips members. The Pirus are therefore considered to be the original founders of the Bloods. During the rise of crack cocaine, the gang's focus shifted to drug production. Bloods sets operate independently of each other, and are currently located in almost all States. Blood sets on the East Coast are often seen as affiliated with the United Blood Nation, a gang which originated in Rikers Island. Their gang activities include: Murder, Drug trafficking, Robbery, & Extortion. They are allies with the People Nation & Latin Kings. They're rivals are Crips, Folk Nation, Sureños.
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its a word what u use for your family or your close homeboy or any one that you care for.the ones that are dearest to your heart
yo dont shape with ma blood you wana die or suttin!!!
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tightest gangs out there is Bloods

Fukk dem ricket niggas
187 on a Busta ass craB
Northside Mafia Blood 16th St Phoenix AZ
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Basically a Gangster that claims the color red, hates ckrAb ass niggaz crips Blood Love Overcomes Our Depressions

See a crip hit a crip watch my favorite color drip

let it rain let it drip watch a blood killa crip

cK all day daz what I do, fuck you loc ass niggas wearin that blue

gEt the TRU COLOR straight niggas IM me up on AIM sUpErMaNx G 031

000-Blood Love
001-Blood
031-Crip Killa
041-Kill the Crip
Wussup Blood?

Us Bloods rule errthing round here

My Blood
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cKraB cKiLLa
5 poppin 6 droppin fucK yo $ide
g parkway mobbin nigga killin all dem cKraB$
dat Bitch a$$ nigga cKlaim cKrab so i bust fo the g blocK
fucK a crip
Beat a crip
watch tha fav color drip
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Memeber of the Blood gang
This lil blood nigga aproach me last night.
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Straight gangsters, stands for
Be
Loyal
Or
Otherwise
Die
true rep sayin that crips got nothin on and can just die if they try to step,
See a Crip
Kill a Crip
Watch yo Favorite Color Drip
BLOOD FO LIFE
by straight crab killa true blood February 02, 2009

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the realest that scares ckrabs all day every day
crab "im scared cuzzing ckrab they so real and big that one super blood is going to 187 us all"
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