The Pope Street Crips (PSC) formerly known as the Pope Street Hustlers are primarily, but not exclusively, an African-American Street gangs they originated on the East Side of Lynwood, California. Their name is derived from a residential Street known as “Pope Avenue” a street which runs from Lavinia Avenue to Los Flores Boulevard. However, their neighborhood stretches from Fernwood Ave to Imperial Hwy, between Atlantic Avenue and Wright Rd.
The Pope Street Crips are considered one of the oldest black gang in the city of Lynwood, with history dating back to the mid-1970s, as the Pope Street Hustlers. However by the late 1970s, they were known as the Pope Street Hustler Crips, by the late 1980s, they completely disassociated “Hustlers” from their name (Pope Street Crips). Members of this gang are known to sport baseball caps by the Pittsburg Pirates, for the large capital letter “P” to represent “Pope” Street Crips.
Allies & Rivals
The Pope Street Crips are allies of Palm & Oaks Gangster Crips and the 211 Criminal Crips as well as the Santana Blocc Compton Crips. Their main rivals are the Lynwood Neighborhood Crips and the Cross Atlantic Pirus along with the Mob Piru Gang.