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  • East Side Crips (Bakersfield)

      The East Side Crips or East Siders, are a large predominantly African-American street gang that operates in Bakersfield and throughout Kern County, California. The Eastside Crips, who is associated with the color royal blue, consisted of several subsets and cliques such as the Spoonie G Crips and Stroller Boys. Gang members will show their affiliation by wearing […] More

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  • Varrio Bakers

    The Varrio Bakers are a Sureño Hispanic (mostly Mexican) gang located in Bakersfield, CA. Members are often heavily tattooed, with the words “Sur” and “Sureño” being quite common. The acronyms “VBKS”, “V” and “BKS” also feature prominently in addition to the number 13 and the Aztec “Kanpol”—three dots arranged horizontally over two parallel lines which […] More

  • Country Boy Crips

      The Country Boy Crips (CBC), also known as the South Side Country Boy Crips are a predominantly African-American street gang operating in the Southeast community of Bakersfield, California. One of three Crip street gangs in the Central Californian city of Bakersfield, the other two being the much more prominent Westside Crips and Eastside Crips. Although […] More

  • West Side Crips (Bakersfield)

    The West Side Crips (WSC), also known as the West Siders are a street gang with approximately 100 members based in Bakersfield, California. Most of the membership is African American, although there are some members with Hispanic roots. Although small in numbers, the gang has built a reputation for being especially vicious and prone to gun […] More

  • Opal Street Locos

      The Opal Street Locos or OSL, (also known as Opal Street Locos XV, Varrio Opal Street, East Side Opal Street, Calle Opal) are a small predominantly Mexican-American street gang named after Opal Street in the Boyle Heights district in the City of Los Angeles, California. Members of Opal Street are known to use the […] More

  • Gage Maravilla

    The Gage Maravilla (GMV) or Gage Maravilla Rifa (GMVR) are a Hispanic-American gang, based in East Los Angeles, California. Formed in the 1980s, the Gage Maravilla spawned two different cliques, the Maravilla Rifa (older generation) and Gage Boys (younger generation). Members are known to wear apparel by the Green Bay Packers to signify their affiliation with the Gage Maravilla. Like many […] More

  • D.C. Blacks

    Despite being a major player in the United States prison system, little is known about the history of the D.C. Blacks. The group probably originated in the late 60s or early 70s, when African-Americans began to come together and protect each other while in prison. Similar gangs such as the Black Guerrilla Family also belong […] More

  • Toonerville Rifa 13

    The Toonerville Rifa 13 are a primarily Mexican-American gang hailing out of Atwater Village, in North-East Los Angeles. According to some, the group has been around ever since the 1930s, when several Mexican immigrants came together to face the challenges of their new life in the United States. First known as the Latin Souls, this […] More

  • Culver City Boys

    The Culver City Boys (CCB) or Culver City Boys 13 (CCB13) are a mainly Mexican-American street gang which came into existence in the late 1960s. Originally from Culver City, the group swiftly moved to occupy Mar Vista, Venice, and other parts of the Los Angeles Area. By the early 1970s, the Mar Vista Gardens housing […] More

  • Almighty Imperial Gangsters

    The Almighty Imperial Gangsters (AIG) or Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation (AIGN), formerly known as the Imperial Gangsters (IG) are a large predominantly, but not exclusively, Puerto-Rican street gang founded around the Logan Square (Motherland) neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. Foundation and Early History  The rise of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters drew from […] More

  • The LOTT 13

    The LOTT Stoners (TLS), also known as The Lott Stoners 13, Varrio Lott, The Lott Boys, or simply The Lott 13 are a long-standing predominantly Mexican-American street gang that originated in East Los Angeles. Born out of the Los Angeles Stoner Era, during which large groups of Hispanics would spend a considerable amount of time […] More

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