The East Side Pain (ESP), also known as the East Side Ghost Town Bloods (GTB) or Pain Gang, are an African-American street gang, which originated on the East Side of Wilmington, California. Which, is East of Harbor City as well as West of Long Beach and South of Carson, California. Their neighborhood is located in a section of Wilmington, known to the locals as ”Ghost Town.”
The East Side Pain territory is around Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), between Watson Ave and Cruces Street. They were mentioned by Bloody Mary (R.I.P.) of Bloods & Crips in a song called Piru Love in 1993. They are one of the most popular gangs located in the City of Wilmington.
In The News
In 2007, “More than 400 police officers and federal agents took part in predawn raids on Tuesday, arresting 43 people suspected of being members of the Eastside Pain Bloods gang in a narcotics and gun trafficking investigation, federal and city officials said,” according to The New York Times.
Alles & Rivals
The East Side Pain share a close alliance with the WaterFront Pirus shared an close allience with the Water West Side Piru (Carson), Center View Piru, and Cabbage Patch Piru. Rivals include: Harbor City Crips, Son Of Samoa Crips, Dodge City Crips, Rollin 20s Crips, and the Wilmas 13.