The South Side Compton Crips (SSCC) are primarily an African-American street gang on the South Side of Compton, California. They are perceived by many as the largest criminal street gang in the Compton. Their neighborhood runs from Compton Blvd to Greenleaf Blvd, between Long Beach Blvd and Santa Fe Ave.
Their territory is north of the 91 (Gardena) Freeway, and east of their long time ally the Atlantic Drive Compton Crips. This alliance is known as the “South Side Atlantic Drive” or “South Atlantic”. They are named after a local neighborhood park (South Park) around Pearl Ave, between Bennett Street and Caldwell Street.
In 1996, Orlando (Baby Lane) Anderson, a member of the South Side Compton Crips, was considered a prime suspect in the LAPD/LVPD investigation of the “Las Vegas Shooting” that claimed the life of American rap superstar 2Pac (Makaveli). This controversy sparked a brutal rivalry between two of Compton’s biggest gangs, the South Side Crips and the Mob Piru Gang. Suge Knight CEO of Death Row Records, was suspected of supplying his gang (Mob Piru) with military assault rifles, along with their ally at the time Lueders Park Piru.
In 1998, just two years after the Las Vegas Shooting, Orlando Anderson was gunned down at a car wash in the city of Compton. Orlando Anderson along with Michael Reed Dorrough (Orlando close friend), approached Michael Stone, who was with his nephew Jerry “J-Dog” both was known members of the Corner Poccet Crips. Jerry Stone, was a well-known brutal gang member with a short temper, who pulled out his firearm with no hesitation.
Orlando Anderson, responded by pulling out his firearm, which led to the tragic shootout. Orlando Anderson, Jerry Stone, and Michael Stone were pronounced dead at King Drew Medical Center. This incident has caused a heated rivalry between the South Side Compton Crips and the Poccet Hood Compton Crips.
Allies And Rivals
Allies include: Atlantic Drive Compton Crips (off and on alliace), Ward Lane Compton Crips, and the Front Hood Compton Crips. Rivals include: Mob Piru, Lueders Park Piru, Elm Street Piru, Cross Atlantic Piru, Holly Hood Piru, Lime Hood Piru, and all West Side Compton Piru gangs. Rival crip gangs: Poccet Hood Compton Crips, Santana Blocc Compton Crips, Palmer Blocc Compton Crips, Kelly Park Compton Crips, Neighborhood Compton Crips,and the ATF Gangs .