The 52 Hoover Gangster Crips (HGC) also known as 5-Deuce Hoover Gangster Crips are an active street gang located on the West Side of South Los Angeles, California. They originated around 52nd Street and Hoover Street, betweenVermont Ave and Figueroa Ave in the 1970s. By the late 1980s, the Five-Deuce Hoover Crips had over 1,000 active members on the streets of South Central, LA.
The 52 Hoovers Gangster Crips are a sub-set of the larger Hoover Criminal Gangs and are affiliated with the Gangster Crips card. The 52 Hoovers are known to sport blue to show affiliation with crips along with orange, which is the traditional color for all Hoover Criminals. They are recognised for being the only Hoover subset to remain “Crips,” instead of converting into “Criminals.”
Throughout the 1980s, the 52 Hoover Gangster Crips and the 74 Hoover Criminal Gang were key players in the drug trade business, operating several drug houses across South Central Los Angeles. Federal agents and local authorities believed the 52 Hoovers and 74 Hoovers were earning as much as $500.000 to $1 million dollars in cash.
The 52 Hoover Gangster Crips have several sub-sets outside of Los Angeles, in different regions of the United States, such as Houston, Washington, New York, and New Jersey.
Allies & Rivals
The 52 Hoover Gangster Crips are allies of all Hoover Criminals Gang, along with other neighborhoods under the Gangster Crips umbrella. The 52 Hoovers Gangster Crips and the Trouble Gangster Crips, share a close alliance known 51-2 or 51-Deuce, the “51” represent 51 Trouble Gang and the “2” represents 52 Hoover Gang Crips.
Other allies include the Broadway Gangster Crips and the Trouble Gangster Crips. They are rivals of all 59 East Coast Crips and Rollin 50s Neighborhood Crips along with the Main Street Mafia Crips. Other rivals include the 62 Harvard Park Brims, Rollin 30s Harlem Crips, Fruit Town Brims, and the Rollin 40s Crips.
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