The 69 East Coast Crips (69ECC), also known as the 69 East Coast Neighborhood Crips are a fraction of the larger East Coast Crips based in South Los Angeles, California. Originally known as the 69 Shacc Boys during the 1970s. They are part of the 6 Pacc East Coast Crips, which consist of the 62 East Coast Crips, 66 East Coast Crips, and the 68 East Coast Crips.
The 69 East Coast Crips became known as the Death Lane Crips (DLC), due to multiple shootings at three apartment buildings located on the corner of 69th and Main Streets dubbed Death Lane or 6900 Death Lane. In a two-year span -from 2002 to 2004- thirteen people including two children were shot in the apartments.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department (Newton division), the apartments were headquarters to the 69th Street East Coast Crips. Families were evicted by City officials and Project T.O.U.G.H. (Taking Out Urban Gang Headquarters) before demolishing the apartments in 2004. Ms. Cecilia Estolano (Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles), described the apartments as being cancer to the community.
On August 11, 2014, this neighborhood was featured in the news after police shot and killed 25-year-old mentally challenged Ezell Ford Jr. The shooting and violation of Ford’s civil rights provoked multiple protests against the LAPD. Ford’s family filed a $75 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department.
Allies & Rivals
The 69 East Coast Crips are allied with all subsets under East Coast Crips and Neighborhood Crips. Their main rivals are the Mad Swan Bloods, Hoover Criminal Gang, and the Florencia 13.