- Do Crips and Bloods get along?
- Are Bloods and Crips still fighting?
- What do Bloods do?
- Why do Bloods beef with other Bloods?
- What do Crips say to Bloods?
- What does Bloods stand for?
- How do Bloods disrespect Crips?
- Why is it disrespectful to call a Crip a crab?
- What does 5 mean to Bloods?
- What do Bloods say to Crips?
- How do Bloods greet each other?
- Why do Bloods say Soo Woo?
- Why do Crips use 6?
Usually the Crips and the Bloods hang out together at my school, and they don’t have problems with each other. Even though the gangs are sworn enemies, they’re usually about peace in the school building. They have the occasional rumble in the hallway, but for the most part they get along.
The Bloods and Crips still exist in Compton and the surrounding neighborhoods in South Los Angeles like Watts, Willowbrook, Manchester and Florence. However, they are smaller than they once were and there are significantly fewer sets. Crime all around Los Angeles has seen a massive decline over the last 20 years.
Bloods, street gang based in Los Angeles that is involved in drugs, theft, and murder, among other criminal activities. The predominately African American gang is traditionally associated with the color red. It is nationally known for its rivalry with the Crips. An unnamed Hispanic member of the Bloods street gang.
The rivalry originated in the 1960s when Raymond Washington and other Crips attacked Sylvester Scott and Benson Owens, two students at Centennial High School in Compton, California. As a result, Scott formed the Piru street-gang, the first “Bloods” gang. Many of the non-Crip gangs used to call one another “blood”.
With the rise of crack cocaine, the Bloods focused on drug dealing to make money which resulted in even more bloodshed. As their name suggests, Bloods identify with the color red and consider themselves “Crip Killas”. Bloods disrespect Crips by crossing out the letter “c” and calling Crip members “Crabs”.
It’s popularly said the name Bloods is an acronym for “Brotherly Love Overcomes Overrides and Destruction.” However, the Bloods, given their origins as a counter-Crip alliance, likely take their name from 1960s slang, blood, short for blood brother, referring to a “fellow (young) black person.”
Their biggest rivals are the Bloods and disrespect in many ways – calling them “slobs”. Crips call themselves “Blood Killas” and cross the letter “b” out or leave it off altogether. Bloods disrespect Crips by crossing out the letter “c” and calling Crip members “Crabs”.
Crab: The Bloods’ term for Crips. “It’s a way to disrespect them,” says Savelli. Crab is the sexually transmitted variety.
The most commonly used Bloods symbols include the number “5”, the five-pointed star, and the five-pointed crown. These symbols are meant to show the Bloods’ affiliation with the People Nation, a large coalition of affiliates created to protect alliance members in federal and state prison.
Bloods disrespect Crips by crossing out the letter “c” and calling Crip members “Crabs”.
Bloods members also have a distinctive slang. They greet each other using the word “Blood” and often avoid using words with the letter “C”. Bloods use hand signs to communicate with one another.
“Soo Woo,” which means “Bloods rule.” A greeting of “soo woo” is returned with the greeting of “woo” “Five” is a reference to a fellow UBN member. “Big homie” refers to a higher ranking member, while “big fool” generally refers to the senior ranking member present.
The number 5 is commonly used by the Bloods, and the number 6 is used by the Crips. The up arrow through the 5 is showing respect to the Bloods while the down arrow through the 6 is showing disrespect to the Crips. “Slob” is commonly used by the Crips as a derogatory word for a member of the Bloods.