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The East Side (E/S) Bounty Hunters Watts Bloods gang started around 1969/1970 and was firmly established by 1972 in the Watts district of Los Angeles, California. The Bounty Hunters have the distinction of being the largest gang, in terms of membership and geographical area, in all of Los Angeles. Originally known as the Green Jackets, it is believed that Gary Barker was very influential during Bounty Hunters' beginnings. Also Bobby Jack (b. 1955) was one of the founding members. The Bell Haven Bounty Hunters formed around 1978 to the west of Central Avenue just south of the train tracks. Around 1981, Renee McGowen began the Lot Bounty Hunters. They eventually have formed the following subsets; Lot Boys, Block Boys, Bell Haven, Ace Line on 111th Street, Duece Line on 112th Street, Tray Line on 113th Street, Four Line on 114th Street, and Five Line on 115th Street. Their main rival would be the Grape Street Watts Crips in the Jordan Downs Housing Projects but since 1992 there was a truce between them and the other gangs in Watts. Although the truce has been in effect for some time, there are occasional problems between the Crips and Bloods in Watts, but not like what had occurred during the late 1980s. Other known rivals include Carver Park Compton Crips, all Neighbor Hood Crips, Kitchen Crips, Holmes Street Watts Crips, Mona Park Compton Crips, Bacc Street Watts Crips, Front Street Watts Crips, Fudge Town Mafia Crips, the 108 Watts Neighbor Hood Crips, all East Coast Crips and the Avalon Gangster Crips all Compton Pirus ( in particular the Campanella Park Pirus, Mob Pirus and Fruit Town Pirus ), Athens Park Bloods, LA Denver Lane Bloods and the Family Swan Bloods just to name a few. Their main area, which is in the Nickerson Gardens Housing Projects is from 108th Street (north) to Imperial (south) between Compton Ave (east) and Central Avenue (west). They occupy an area of 0.54 square miles making them the largest Black gang territory in Watts. In California, the Bounty Hunters are cliqued up with the PJ Watts Crips, Hacienda Village Bloods and the Circle City Piru.


Some Notes:

1: These are the biggest subsets:

  • 10-Eights - on 108th Street
  • No Line - on 110th Street
  • Ace Line - on 111th Street
  • Duece Line- on 112th Street
  • Tray Line - on 113th Street
  • Four Line - on 114th Street
  • Five Line - on 115th Street
  • Lot Boys
  • Block Boys
  • BellHavens

2: They have an unofficial alliance with the PJ Watts Crips aganist theGrape Street Watts Crips

3: Before the Blood alliance, they were known as The Green Jackets.

4: At one time, they were at war with Campenella Park Pirus, Mob Piru and all Compton Piru sets who alligned themselves with Death Row Records and Suge Knight.

5: Seem to have bad relations with the West Side Piru from Compton, violent confrontation between the two occure from time to time.


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