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The Crips are primarily, but not exclusively, an African American gang that can be identified by the blue worn by their members. However, this practice has waned due to police crackdowns on gang members. They were founded in Los Angeles, California in 1971 mainly by Raymond Washington and Stanley "Tookie" 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.
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. The gang's activities have included: Drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, burglary, and identification theft.
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Though the media portrays the members of this and other gangs as victims of American society, the proof shows this isn't the case. Gangs with L.A. origins usually flower where lazy and unchallenged youth live. In their minds the gang members think they are courageous and independent. This couldn't be further from the truth. The 'gangsters' aren't courageous because they shoot from moving cars and often hit innocent victims and because they only fight when the odds are overwhelmingly in their favor. Also they are not independent as they usually dress alike, act alike, collectively do nothing creative, and are dependent on government assistance for most of their lives. The happiest person is a recovering gangster.
All crips have the same desire: to became famous in their own minds.
by California1800 October 18, 2007
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The crips are one of the most notable black gangs in america, founded in 1969 by Raymond C.Washington and co founded by Stanly Tookie Williams. The crips are truely only based in LA but many imatator sets with the "crip name" have spawned outside LA and throughout the U.S., it is not a multiracial gang, whites claiming crips are fake as crips were started on the black panther movement and the co founder tookie williams who notably hated whites. Thier colors are blue

Alot of stupid white kids and other multi racial kids in suburbia type places pretend to be crips but are seen as fakes by real ones. they deal in drugs, robbery.Also LA crips consider those that claim crips out of LA as "dickriders" such as nyc crips that claim an LA gang in new york.

Some crips sets in LA ones such as the eastcoast crips have feuded with the unique cripset the grapestreet crips based out of watts who notably wear purple are called "fakestreet" by some cripsets and crip on crip violence has escalated in south central area.

They are of course notorious with thier long time feud with the bloods, crips are also noted feuding with mexican gangs as well.
waz up cuz slang for what crips call eachother
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the gang formed by timmy and jimmy on south park
s-s-s-ay guys,w-w-w-want t-t-t-t-to come d-d-d-d-down toooo th-th-th-the r-r-reck center
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The gang that needs to get along with the bloods.
Crips: FUCK THE SLOBS
Bloods: FUCK THE CRABS
Me: Cant we all just get along?!?!
Crips and Bloods: NIGGA FUCK YOU! *Both gangs proceed to shoot at me with 9mm's, .45's, Ingram MAC-10's, AK47's and other weapons*
*Crips and Bloods start shooting at each other afterwards*
by Jordan Stevens April 16, 2007
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People with a diminished sense of intelligence and self worth. Gather in large groups and perpetrate petty crime and murder in order to gain the recognition that is their only purpose in life.
I know you haven't found a job yet slacker, you've got the stench of the Crips about you!
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"Community Restoration in Progress" others variants "Community Revolution in Progress" also known as "Slob Killers" The most well known chapters are the Rollin' 40's and also 90 Posse. There are several other chapters but these gained the most recognition in the mid to late 80's. Originally started to help the community this gang soon turned to easy money made from drug sales and violence.
I have been a Crip since the age of 13.
I represent my click with a degree in science and continuing to my masters.
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