97 Gangster Crips
The East Side (E/S) 97 Gangster Crips are an African-American street gang founded in the early 1980's in the east side of South Los Angeles, California. Their territory is concentrated along 97th Street, east of the 110 Harbor Freeway and west of Main Street. Although this gang falls under the Gangster Crips/East Side Crips card, geographically, their territory is located west of Main Street. The 97 Gangster Crips are cliqued up with the 87 Gangster Crips and have been so for over 20 years. Despite identifying itself under the "Tray" card, the 97 Gangster Crips has a long time and friendly relationship with the East Coast Crips as well, who falls under the rival Deuce card. The partnership between the 97 Gangster Crips, 87 Gangster Crips and the East Coast Crips is referred to as the "Movin' Coast to Coast" alliance. This partnership is generally frowned upon by other Tray gangs and has garnered the 97 GC a number of Gangster Crip rivals; their fiercest one being with the 88 Avalon Garden Crips. The rivalry between the 97 Gangster Crips/87 Gangster Crips and the 88 Avalon Garden Crips began in 2003 and has resulted in a multitude of gang related homicides on both sides respectfully. Other rivals include all Broadway Gangster Crips, 51 Trouble Gangster Crips, the 92 Hoover Criminals Gang, 94 Hoover Criminals Gang and the 98 Main Street Mafia Crips. The 97 Gangster Crips are also sworn enemies of the 120 Raymond Avenue Crips, LA Denver Lane Bloods and the Family Swan Bloods. In addition to the East Coast Crips, the 87 Gangster Crips are also friendly towards the Rollin 50s Neighborhood Crips, Rollin 90s Neighborhood Crips as well as the 4 Pacc. The 97 Gangster Crips are generally not accepted by other gangs under the Gangster Crips card, not only because of their relationship with gangs under the Neighbor Hood Crips card, but also because of their deep rooted hatred for the Hoover Criminals; who are the Gangster Crips main ally against Neighbor Hood Crip gangs.
Also See: 87 Gangster Crips