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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Eastside Mexican Gangs

Los Angeles County is nearly completely occupied by Mexican gangs. A lot of these barrios/varrios date back to the early 1900's and the men and women who claim these sets have a lot of pride for the history they continue to contribute to. A large number of these gangs have waged war, for racial reasons or not, on the predominately black gangs throughout Los Angeles County. While some Mexican gangs are known to have white and black membership, it's hard to ignore the fact that a race war is taking place right now.

The politics of Mexican gangs is almost more complicated than that of the Bloods and Crips. I'd like to touch on that in the future. Most (but not all) Mexican gangs start their graffiti with the letter "V" for 'varrio" and a lot of the sets claim "13" at the end. No Blood or Crip sets claim 13, as it's only a Mexican thing.


36 Street.

This is a nice example of Mexican gang art. The Old English style is very popular amongst all gangs, but especially those of Latino background. I know nothing about this gang, only that they are located on the Northeast side of South Central. If anyone has any info, feel free to share it with us.

38 Street.
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This gang is located in the same general area as 36 Street, but are very well known for fueding with black gangs. Many Crip and Blood sets are sworn enemies of 38 Street and you'll notice in a previous post we did about the 52 Pueblos that they have "38K" in their graffiti. This is a very simple tag, but they had their set written everywhere. Definately a gang that plans on trying to take over as much turf as they can in the coming years.

Watts Varrio Grape Street

Watts is one of the most infamous areas in Los Angeles, and probably the United States. It's not a very large area, located north of Compton, West of Paramount and South of Florence. It's literally jam-packed with gangs of all shapes and sizes. This Varrio claims Grape Street which is a street that goes vertically through Watts, North & South.

There will be more detailed info on Mexican gangs coming soon. These are just small examples.

30 Comments:

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Mexican-Soldier said...

SC 36st Gang is a newer gang on the scene.

SS 38st is an older varrio that has ties to the infamous "Sleepy Lagoon" incident.

 
At 1:00 AM, Blogger ck1 said...

we not worried about no mexican gang harvard park brims black pride

 
At 11:06 PM, Blogger sporty said...

I grew up in Los Angeles all my life.what im about 2 tell you is truth from my experience.I grew up in a area that was predominately black.It was a blood area.There were 2 mexican gangs also in the hood.There was a new latino gang starting,they were bloods.From about 1984-1990 they claimed blood.One of the members of the latino bloods went 2 prison and changed the gang.They became surenos.Some of the members did not change over so fast it took some years.now the gang is straight 13 now.There are other latino gangs who started out blood or crip but soon changed over when some1 went 2 prison.What im writing is not 2 disrespect any latino gang or black gang its just that people sometimes 4 some reason wont tell the truth.See this is the perfect time 4 for the latino gangs to strike at black gangs.Black people have moved out of certain areas especially east watts and south central.The same latino gangs that attack black gang members on sight or black males on sight could not and would not do this 10 years ago.Its a numbers game and latinos have that 2 their advantage now.For example F13 a latino gang and eastcoast crips beef could not have happened in the late 80s and mid 90s because ther were just as many crips in the area at the time.As black people moved out the east coast hoods of 76ecc,89ecc and 59ecc are not as deep as they were inside the territories.This is not a disrespect 2 F13 they are a very strong gang but numbers in those areas are on there side.I can go on and on with examples but i will leave it here 4 now.Peace 2 all man ,woman ,and child

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Chris said...

I'm Puerto Rican man from 52Broadway Gangsta Crips.I've no bKeef with no Latinos,cuz i'm full blooded latino.I think this blacc on brown shit is dumb as hell.C i got a 1 year old daughter, who is half blacc and Puerto Rican.

 
At 11:16 PM, Blogger BOW3 FUKC TOAST said...

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At 6:14 AM, Blogger Wats it good for 009 said...

I saw a movie called bastards of the party, a good movie. Made by a guy named bone from Athens park blood gang. Things are this fucked up because groups like the FBI and CIA murderd imprisoned and exiled all the black leaders. Black people have always been conspired against. Sometimes I just think wtf, when will It ever end. Theres a lot of people out there that think what I'm saying Is BS and It's just an excuse etc.

I seriously think that they want the Hispanic gangs to whipe blacks out. There not after black gang members there after black people. Mexican kids join the police force and are legally banging there gang now, I think there plan is to whipe us out. Be honest black gangs are stronger then Mexican gangs In aggresiveness, mexican gangs plan better and are tricker etc and now have numbers on there side. I predict us young black people are gonna riot and set It off one day soon. Thats gonna make 1992 riots look like a joke.

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger southcentral mexican said...

VARRIO EAST SIDE/SOUTH SIDE/SOUTH CENTRAL 36TH STREET

AFFILIATIONS: SUR 13

CLIKAS:

MAPLE LOKOS(MPLS)
WOODLAWN LOKOS(WLLS)
STANFORDS(STF)
NITE OWLS(NOWLS)
PAYASOS LOKOS(PLS/KC)
BAKERS
TRINITY LOKOS
PASADENA LOKOS
R2K MST


HEART LOCATION:

SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, CALIFAS



HEART BOUNDRIES OF THE EAST SIDE WHICH GOES BACK TO LATE 70's HANGOUT AND TO THIS DAY:


WEST: BROADWAY
EAST: SAN PEDRO
NORTH: JEFFERSON
SUR: KING BLVD.



MAIN ENEMIGAS:

ABOUT EVERYONE IN SOUTH CENTRAL

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger Charles said...

am from the east bay and lived in watts on 103st on grape st 89 to 94 didnt get along with tha srcaps but tha mexicans up north clam red but they share hoods with blacs and get along with tha nor cal crips

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger MaryJaneWatts said...

Let Me Tell you a lil' something about the hood i grew up in. No disrespect.
I grew up in WATTS 2 blocks from the Project Watts Crips atleast 6 blocks from Grape St. Used to attend Ritter Elementary School when the Blacks and the Mexicans didn't get along. I was 8 years old, and gettin' punk'd.

I had a neighbor and grew up together, was a homie to me. He was black and his Loc'd name is Shorty. Talk'd about everything homie to homie. The trouble we were gettin' into. With the fools who fuck'd around in school.

I always mob it in the hood of PJ Crips. No matter what it is my hood know what i mean, Watts is my hood. I grew up in Watts, and these fools don't respect.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Killer from the west said...

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At 10:53 AM, Blogger W/S ING13WOOD GANG FUK TISSUES said...

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At 10:41 AM, Blogger Sombra said...

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At 5:51 PM, Blogger 2xDope said...

I would like to rebuttal differently. No Mexican gang in the history of gangs has ever started out as a Crip or Blood. I noticed you didn't name drop any as examples. Once in a while you have an Mexican/Latino in a black gang and vise versa (Cypress Hill is an example of Hispanic blood members and older Grape Street Crips still have Varrio Grape Street tatted). The reason behind why Mexicans don't have crip set or Blood set (like most Asians and Pacific Islanders) is because unlike the afore mentioned groups, Mexicans have never sought the approval of blacks. There is also animosity towards blacks, all Latinos (non black Latinos) have this disdain and disgust for blacks. It's a sentiment implemented by centuries of colonialism. Crips started as reject of the Black Panthers, while the Bloods branched out as rejects of newly formed Crip sets. Black gangs are typically flashy while Mexican gangs are more traditional and impacted and influenced by culture, history, language, patriotism, pride, heritage and more symbolic (this is prevelent in graffiti, tattoos attire and cars). Originally gang rivalry was homogenous meaning it stayed within the race. But as much as blacks try to kick, scream and yell racism, they have been the ones to initiate the first move to racism. Legend has it that the founding member of La Eme, Cheyenne Cadena  arrived in San Quintin a bigger black inmate called him out and Cadena shanked him in front of 1000 inmates. More recently ECC tried to gank F13 for their drugs, the Sureños stepped up to the plate, blacks are calling foul and complaining about a war they started themselves.

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger 2xDope said...

Blacks just want to victimize themselves. They are the ones started the race wars, they tried to gank Florencia for a drug deal and now they are feeling the consequences of ECC's badly planned move. Ice Cube tried warning you, "Eses deep don't fuck with them boys". You can talk about how blacks are somehow superior (but just remember Canelo knocked out Shane Mosley). The Mexican mafia even has Mara Salvatrucha sporting 13's...and Salvadorans don't get along with Mexicans. The Eses are steadily pushing blacks out their hoods. Compton, South Central and Long Beach are going thru demographic changes.

 
At 11:19 PM, Blogger Sporty said...

This is sporty from LA and watts. 2xDope, I'm not trying to disrespect but you are wrong. I grew up on Ivy st. In LA. For the brothers that's 92 Bishops. For the brown it was Hickory st. Watts and Elm st. Watts. Im 44 and I know what went down. Mexicans from ivy use to wear red until a couple of homies went to the pen. Slowly but surely they fell in line with writing Ivy st.13. Hickory and elm were always 13 since 1950 and 1970s. The Bratz from Hunington Park use to claim blood too in the late 1980s and early 90s. What you think Cypress hill use to kick it with B dogs as well. First of all Mexicans never liked Blacks and if Blacks didn't move out they WOULD NOT EVEN GET AWAY WITH WHAT THEY DO ON THE SOUTH EASTSIDE. Florence wasn't doin Nathan to Blacks when there were a lot of Blacks living in 92 bishop,89ecc,76 ecc hoods. If a ecc robbed a Mexican mafia nothing in the magnitude that happens now would have happened.Dont you find it funny that you don't hear the Eses talking greasy about 83 gc? Too deeeep and vicious. What about F13 around the 60s hood they don't that so called nigger shit there,do they? NOPE. WHY TO DEEP. They would match them soldier for soldier. Where are the nigger killers around the Grapes, And Bounty Hunters? Ain't none. Still a lot of Blacks bangin there. We never as Black men want to victimize ourselves . We just call it as we see it . We have to fight the system, ourselves , and every race. We stand out, we proud. Some Mexicans don't know if they want to be Aztecs or Euopean Spanish. So before you speak about African Americans get your shit straight of why u so called 13's kill each other. Straighten out your own victimization.

 
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At 9:22 PM, Blogger ShawnJames310 said...

disdain and disgust and your fucking people have done nothing for mankind a fucking following race name one thing a fucking mexican done for mankind??? HUH nothing YOUR FUCKING BROWN PRIDE IS BULLSHIT ALL YOU mexican wetbacks do is follow and feel the right to assimilate your a lay the bricks out fucking breed of followers always if they can do it we can do it too type YOUR BIGGEST LEADERS ARE FUCKING FOLLOWERS FUCK YOUR DISDAIN FUCKING CHANGING THE NAMES OF THINGS CREATED BY EVERY OTHER RACE THAN YOUR SELF AND HAVE THE FUCKING NERVE TO THINK YOUR BETTER YOU FILTHY CHAGAS PRODUCING FUCKING WETBACK FUCK YOU SPANIARD SLAVES ALWAYS FOLLOWING BLACK WAYS I WANT TO FOLLOW EVERYTHING YOU DO BUT I THINK IM BETTER YOU FUCKING IDIOT WETBACKS AINT SHIT NOT ONLY ARE BLACKS BETTER THERE 10 TIMES BETTER NOW GO LISTEN TO YOUR 1 GENRE OF MUSIC ONLY YOU LOSER FUCKS LISTEN TO AND ILL JUST LISTEN TO THE GENRES MY PEOPLE MADE ALL OF THEM YOU FUCKING RETARD DUMB BEANER WETBACK

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger ShawnJames310 said...

i never trust a mexican fucking ho ass mexican mexicans aint shit and they are a very dishonorable group not worthy of shit disloyal if you dont believe me asked the Bloods and Crips of the 80's so many mexican used to be down with the B and C now they 100% suerno how the fuck can you alledge 100% anything if you already dishonored yourself and your family by turning on the original clicks you came from after going to jail that why i never trust a mexican i know they are unworthy of trust and everything else I just want to slap the fuck out of people when they say mexicans are taking over WHAT A JOKE? have you seen mexico its a shit hole let mexicans take over for what? to be like mexico. mexico is a fucking chagas filthy seispool with corruption so bad it has depreciated the country as a whole. what a disgrace

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger ShawnJames310 said...

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At 9:49 PM, Blogger ShawnJames310 said...

this is a reply to the fucking dumb hypocrite 2xdope=notimesdope a fucking dumb wetback YOUR WETBACK ASS PEOPLE AINT SHIT WHY THE FUCK DO YOU FOLLOW US SO MUCH FOLLOWING IS FAR BEYOND APPROVAL YOUR PEOPLE ARE JUST DUMB AND FUCKING DUMB AND DUMB DID I MENTION DUMB FUCKING STUPID WANT TO FOLLOWING TUPAC ALL OUR MUSIC AND ADD CHICANO TO THE FRONT OF IT THEN TALK ABOUT APPROVAL STUPID FUCKING mexicans aint shit wow your a stupid fucking dumb mexican you said he was wrong then said exactly what he said you fucking dumb assmexican idiot NEVER LISTEN TO MEXICANS THEY ARE THE DUMBEST FUCKING BREED OF PEOPLE DUMB AS FUCK. the only ones that are cool are the ones that hung around Blacks anytime mexicans come straight from mexico look how much of disquaslity they are its not until there around us they start to look good but always dumb always leading people wrong this is why l.a is broke now the dumb wetbacks thinking they should take over and fucking everything up JUST LOOK AT MEXICO ANYTIME YOU DECIDE TO GIVE A DUMB ASS MEXICAN A SHOT AT SOMETHING mexico is a fucking 3rd world country look at the difference between california and mexico and you will know why its a bad idea to think wetbacks should lead anything there fucking dumb man no disrepect this is truth always doing dumb shit

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger Joe B said...

@ shawnjames310: You are a very ignorant person, I can tell by your spelling. Maybe if you were to put as much emphasis in learning how to write as you do talking shit about Mexicans you would be a better person. Nobody on this earth chooses their skin color before they are born you dumb shit.

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Look at this dumb ass responding to some truths laid out by 2xDope.

This magnitude of this bitch's stupidity is evident in his name: "Shawn James"....congratulate your trashy parents for bastardizing the proper spelling of the name Sean.

Let me address every erroneous thing this filthy ape shit said:

We don't follow niggers, niggers follow us. Ever wonder why slobs and crabs don't resemble any blacks gangs from the East, South or Midwest? The slobs and crabs sport attire like cholos, even their rap songs admit it:



"I rock a low cut and wear my socks like a cholo" -- YG (Twist my Fingaz)

"If I was Gee like a cholo, loco!" -- Paperboy (The Nine Yards 2)

"And I’m tatted like a cholo" --Wiz Khalifa (Bout Me)

"Tatted like a Mexican, fresher than a freshman" -- Wiz Khalifa (Young Khalifa)

"The brothas is strong, but the Eses the deepest" --- AllFrumThaI (County Jail)

"Eses way deep, don't fuck them boys" -- Ice Cube (Really Doe)


Even the crip slang is influenced by cholo slang, "Loc" is short for Loco.

Every city in Southern California had a Barrio before black hoods started popping up. We've never had Mexican hoods that banged slob or crab, FACT. Better yet, Mexican hoods have fathered black bastard gangs, take Watts Varrio Grape St, they fathered Grape Street Crips. FACT. No Mexican hood came from a crab or slob set.



We don't assimilate, and that's why the government is afraid of us. Shit, you blacks have assimilated and still aren't liked by whites, damn even the Jamaicans and Haitians among other black Caribbeans don't want to be associated with American blacks. The disdain is there.

If we're Spanish slaves, who does that make you: Anglo slaves, Franco Slaves, Dutch slaves, and yes even Spaniard Slaves (since all these countries fucked your great grand mammies raw).

Our music genres have lasted centuries and any genre Mexicans have far out lives any black genre: blues, funk, soul, rap, etc etc.

You wanna talk about dishonorable shit, you niggers allow child molesters, pedophiles and rapists in your circles when you get locked up. You roll with chomos in the pen. C.R.I.P. = Cowards Run In Packs // B.L.O.O.D (Blacks Love Obeying Other Demographics)


Yes, we are taking over. Traditionally black cities are less black every day. You can visit towns, cities, counties and regions with little to no Black gangs in California.

You wanna talk about Mexico being a 3rd world country? Shit, name an African country that is not a 3rd world country lmao. Better yet, name a West African country (where your ancestors came from) that isn't a 3rd world country. The poorest country in the Americas is Haiti, a black country.


You mentioned Tupac, I bet your bitch ass doesn't know Jonny J (a Mexican) was making Tupac's best beats. Probably even produced your favorite jam by Tupac. Damn, you are so goddamn stupid you probably don't even know Tupac's momma named him after a South American native. Haha. Go eat a bowl of dicks.

Mexicans coming from Mexico make more money than the black filth living on welfare for 3 generations (statistical fact, check out the median house income in LA county by demographics). Ever since those previously black cities had a demographic shift with mostly Mexicans the crime rate dropped significantly, you don't make us look good don't fool yourself.


Shawn James eats 310 dicks a week, that's a statistic fact too, just read his name

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger Southern California said...

Alright homie, you said a lot without any substance or factual evidence. So let me correct your words.

There are many Mexican varrios that still sport red; Harpys 13, Logang Height Red Steps, Cherryville Pomona, Culver City 13 just to name a few. There are other varrios that sport different array of colors (Watts Varrio Grape St , some Orange County gangs)

Where's your proof that The Bratz 13 used to be bloods? If you got paper work or other evidence now is your chance to prove it. Trust me when I say that no Varrio would be allowed to sport a 13 if they had been banging slob or crab, And definitely would never be allowed to climb the ranks in the mafia.

Cypress Hill are bloods, every body knows that. Except they spend more time promoting the barrio than they do spreading their slob affiliations.


There's nigger killers in every section of LA county: Northeast, Southeast, W. Los, So. Los, ELA, San Diego, Orange, IE anywhere.

You say some Mexicans don't know what they wanna be "Aztec or European Spanish"... name one Varrio that kicks it with Skinheads and white supremacist? Now, I can name black gangs who support the KKK (google that).

You want to pony out 13s killing each other, but haven't mentioned that there's as much if not more crip on crip violence as well as Piru vs Slobs.

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger ck bk said...

Fuck black gangs

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger JR MONTOYA said...

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At 10:30 PM, Blogger jarvis said...

No Mexicans started Grape street Crips. GSC come from Jordan Downs Crips. Say facts. We was cool with them but we had a gang from WVG name Watts Varrio Grape Street Crips. Watts Baby Loc Crips come directly from Jordan Downs Crips. Know your shit. Before they build the Jordan Downs Community we also had a club or gang there

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger CLANTON CATORCE said...

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At 3:22 PM, Blogger CLANTON CATORCE said...

CLANTON CATORCE SUR.NORTH HOLLYWOOD.HOLLYWOOD.SUR CENTRAL.SAN JO.MILWAUKEE.ROCFORD.TEXAS.MIAMI.LOS DUKES.TINY LOCOS.MIDGETS.CUTDOWNS.MOBSTERS. JOKERS.PEQUENOS.TRINITY GANGSTERS. CREATED 1921

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger Niño Bonito said...

Ppl are ignorant af we are all oppressed blacks by whites & Mexicans are oppressed by them selves so before dude goes on stating that all black ppl are "filfth" & broke nigga do yo research science proves without black ppl there wouldn't Be Hispanics Or latinos on this earth !!!

 

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