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Hoover Criminals

Hoover Criminals Gang

The Hoover Criminal Gangs (HCG) originated as an African-American street gang located on the West Side of South Los Angeles, California. They are named after a street called Hoover Street, between Vermont Ave and Figueroa Ave. The Hoovers consist of several individual street gangs, under the Hoovers Criminal Gang moniker.

They are known to sport apparel of the Houston-Astros, a major league baseball team with orange as a dominant uniform color. Which, inspired the Hoover Criminals Gang to choose orange as their identifying color. They are also sport Houston-Astros, baseball caps for the large “H” to represent Hoover. The 52 Hoover Gangster Crips are the only Hoover set to still sport blue, along with orange.

Hoover Groovers

The Hoover Criminal Gangs, originated in the 1960s and were originally known as the Hoover Groovers. The Hoover Groovers, have been around long before the formation of the “Crips.” One of the founding member’s of the Hoover Groovers, younger brother was murdered and majority of the accusations were blamed on  the West Side Crips.

The Hoover Groovers and the WestSide Crips, held a meeting at the Saint Andrews Recreation Center (Park) located on Saint Andrews Pl., between Manchester Blvd and 89th Street. Both gangs, eventually formed an alliance and blamed the Figueroa Boys for being responsible for the death. Which, resulted in the leader of the Figueroa Boys being violently beaten at a nightclub in LA.

Hoovers Gangster Crips

By the mid-1970s, due to their alliance with the West Side Crips, the Hoovers dropped the Groovers from their name and adopted the Crips (Hoover Crips). By the 1979, when the feud between the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, gangs started pleading alliance to either the Rollin 60s Crips or the Eight Trays.

Gang’s who aligned themselves with the Rollin 60’s adapted the Neighborhood Crips also known as Deuces or Deuce Gang’s (2x) and gang’s who aligned themselves with the Eight Tray Gangster Crips adapted the “Gangster Crips” also known as Trays or Tray Gang’s (3x). The Hoovers fall under the Gangster Crips brand “Hoovers Gangster Crips.

On August, 1979, Raymond Washington was murdered in a drive-by shooting. Rumors of the shooters, spread throughout the streets of Los Angeles. The East Side Crips placed the blame and held the Hoover Crips responsible for the murder of Raymond Washington. This sparked a bitter feud between the Hoover Crips and the East Side Crips.

Hoover Criminals Gang

By the 1980s, during the Crack epidemic in the South Central region of Los Angeles, California. The Hoover Gangster Crips became one of the most notorious street gangs to participated in the Drug world. Ricky “Freeway” Ross (drug-lord), was affiliated with the Hoover Crips.

By the mid 1980s, the Hoover Criminals were one of the most feared street gangs in South Central, LA. Their brutal reputation for gun violence made them one of the first suspect’s to be blamed for gang-related shootings. By the late 1980s, the Hoover Criminals were engaged in bitter rivalries with several crips.

By the 1990s, the Hoovers renounced Crips and decided to change their name, by replacing Crips with Criminals. They Claim “ABK” or “EBK” which stands for Anybody Killer or Everybody Killer. It was common to see “BK” (Blood Killer) as well as “CK” (Crip Killer) and “OK” (Rollin 0’s), spray painted on the walls within their territory.

The Hoover Criminals Anybody Killer (ABK) model is similar to Mexican-American street gangs. Most Hispanic gangs in South Los Angeles, only ally are the Mexican Mafia. Their decision to wage an all out war against other surrounding Bloods and Crips as well as hispanic gangs, severed several alliance’s with many of their former allies.

Allies & Rivals

The Hoover Criminals are allies of all Hoover sub-sets Their main ally outside of the Hoover Criminals, were the Main Street Mafia Crips. However, in 2009, their alliance ended on bad terms at a house party throw by the Main Street’s, who invited the Hoover Criminals. Allegendly, the Hoover Criminals and the Main Street Crips, got into an confutation, followed by gun-fire.

August 16, 2009, Dequawn Allen also known as Four Star, a member of the 94 Hoovers was walking from a shopping mall (Broadway Swatmeet) on 87th Place and Broadway. Allen, was wearing an orange bandana when he was approached by Kristofer Thomas, a member of the Main Street Mafia Crips.

Thomas asked Allen “where you from” Allen said “94 Hoover Criminal Gang” and was shot moments later by Thomas. Allen died shortly after the shooting, he was only thirteen years of age. Thomas was sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison, the sentence consisting of 25 years to life for murder, plus 25 years to life for the use of a firearm.

On Aug. 25, 2009, a gunman walked into the heart of the Main Street Mafia Crips neighborhood, on Main Street itself, and open fired shooting Drayvon James, 29, and Robert Nelson, 16. Both of the victims, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police believe the Hoover Criminals were responsible for the killings (up close and personal).

Casualties Of War

The Hoover Criminals Gang have waged war on all Raymond Ave Crips, East Coast Crips, Neighborhood CripsRollin 0’s (Crips)Rollin Hundreds (100’s), and more recent the Main Street Mafia Crips. The 112 Hoover Criminals Gang feud with the Denver Lane Bloods, has resulted in a portion of the 112 Hoovers neighborhood being overrun by the Denver Lane Bloods.

The 1990s, Anybody Killer (BK/CK/OK) mentality and brutal nature, have amounted in countless casualties of gang-related shootings. Due to their constant feud with rival gangs, this is the most dangerous area in Los Angeles, to live and raise a family. They also are involved a deadly feud with the South Los 13, a Sureño gang that turned racist.

Hoovers Outside Of South Central LA

OG P-Nutt (R.I.P.)

OG P-Nutt (R.I.P.) 74 Hoover Criminals Gang

During the 1980s, the Hoover Criminals Gang have spread to different parts of the world to expand their drug operations.

However, majority of the Hoovers outside of Los Angeles, still represent Crips instead of Criminals.

Which, include; Seattle Washington, Houston Texas, Portland Oregon, and Oklahoma City.

The 74 Hoover Crips off shoot set in Seattle, were started in the mid 1990s, by George Edward Hendricks, Jr. also known on the streets as “OG P-Nutt.” 

They are one of the largest Hoover sets outside of Los Angeles, with membership around 200-250 active members. In 2006, OG P-Nutt was killed in a violent shoot-out in Seattle, outside of a restaurant.

The Hoover Criminals Gang in Portland, Oregon, is considered the most active offshoot of the Hoover Criminals Gang outside of Los Angeles, CA. The Hoover Criminals in Portland, consist of the 112 Hovers Criminals and the 107 Hoover Criminals as well as the 74 Hoovers Criminals Gang.

The Hoover Criminals in Portland are similar to their LA Hoovers counterpart, who main rivals are the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, who also have a subset in Portland, Oregon. In 2002, the Hoover Criminals and the Rollin 60s in Portland, turned bitter enemies after an illegal vicious dog fight. Which, resulted in a member of the Rollin 60s being gunned down.

However, the Rollin 60s NHC retaliated by shooting a member of the Hoover Criminals, along with his fiancée, who died from her injuries. Downtown Portland, outside a night-club, both gangs exchange gunfire. Homicide detectives found more than 50 shell cases on the ground.

In Entertainment

Hoover Deuce

The Hoover Criminals Gang have been portrayed in several movies such as South Central (Warner Bros. 1992) based off the 1987 novel South Central L.A. Crips” by Donald Bakeer, a former South Los Angeles, high school student. The South Central film starring Glenn Plummer as OG Bobby Johnson, a member of the Hoover Street Deuces.

The Hoover Street Deuces gang in the film, is loosely based off the notorious Hoover Criminals Gang in South Los Angeles, California. Parts of Training Day (2001 film), co-starring Denzel Washington, a corrupted Los Angeles narcotic detective, was filmed on Hoover Street also known as the Hoover Blocc by the Hoover Criminals Gang.

ShoolBoy Q (rapper) of Top Dawg Entertainment, have gang-ties to the 52 Hoovers Criminals Gang. SchoolBoy Q is also part of the Black Hippy (rap group), which include long time friends Jay Rock of the Bounty Hunter Bloods and Kendrick Lamar of Compton California. The Hoovers (Portland), were featured on the History Channel; Gangland“Everybody Killers.”

Hoovers sub-sets


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45 Responses to “Hoover Criminals”

  1. aniya.robinson48@gmail Reply September 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

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  2. You young cats crazy it always wuz and always will C Groovin till the world ain’t movin. Step ya Gs up homies and remember groove on any and everybody. 52 Hoova on my corners Waco Tx representin straight up.

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  9. locsuge@gmail.com Reply June 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

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  11. five2hoova@gmail.com Reply June 20, 2014 at 4:31 am

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  12. Why this MF say were instead of was he talk like a nigger

  13. Hoovers were never Gangsters, the HCG means Hoover Crip Gang. So get it right.

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  19. Hoova dont beef with 18st 8is Hz do the math and they not all african lolz chinese and more

  20. 107 hoover al fucn day…hcg

  21. 7 lil groovin 10th set yurz gang

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  23. We may not be in the land but we were given knowledge and put down with knowledge from niggas from the west cooast. I’m not a Criminal. I’m not a Hoover. I’m Hoova Crip Gang all day. Not Hoova Gangsta Crip but I got love for my niggas who bang HGC. I don’t fall under pitch forks or stars either. That shit is falsified. There are too many ways to bang these days. Too much mixed up knowledge.

  24. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added
    I get several emails with the same comment.

    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Thank you!

  25. H txwnk tr33 gr83ve gKanKgk Reply November 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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  26. HCG all day we keeps it grxxvin to my grxxve nigga$ whxxpdywxxp

  27. Fucc all slo2$ its hxxver to the world stop mxxvin 74 Hxxver criminal all day and u knw we at u siccy ass niggas to fucc u na2or Hxxd cra2$


  29. Yaw aint know shit. Dey Hoover clics ain nuttin but hustlin rox an robbin skool kidz. Dey aw suk dik like Mr Hoover SteamVac!
    U know how we do 3rd Coast 5WWM

    • H txwnk tr33 gr83ve gKanKgk Reply November 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Nigga fuck 5k ward slxbK ass mutt ass flea pacKn ass bitcKH made ass fuck bxy come txx w/s sHady eigHty verr GanKg…..

  30. bloods,crips,criminals and pirus are the same black people or africans born in america that have been tricked and vanbooseld once again.

  31. you niggas fake givin out shit and talkin u should be out getting yalls points yall aint even real hoovers orange^blue to da cide > b’s down

  32. well this is what i dont understand.how could hoover crips be n l.a and there is people n new york that is banging it and haveing rivals i know that gangs can move very fast but i just dont understand..

  33. Thank you for posting this post. It was precisely what I desired to hear.

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