Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips

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The West Side (W/S) Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips are a long standing and infamous African American street gang based in the west side of Los Angeles, California. In 1976, the Rollin' 60's formed as a faction of the original West Side Crips gang, and have since grown. Authorities believe the Rollin 60’s membership range from 6,000 to 8,000 making them the largest African American street gang in all of Los Angeles County. Members are known to sport Seattle Mariners baseball caps with the letter “S” which represent Sixty or "60’s Crip". Members are also identified by tattoos as other gang members and throw up the "deuces" but with a thumb (2 fingers and a thumb)[1]. There are different theories on how the name of this gang came about since, at the time of its conception, many of the gangs were named after the streets within their respective neighborhoods. One theory was that 60th Street "rolled" through the entire neighborhood, which today extends 27 blocks south from 48th Street to 75th Street, and west from Western Avenue to Overhill Drive. Since their sheer numbers gave them an advantage in most conflicts, the Rollin 60's have gained a multitude of enemies over the years, their most heated and long standing rivalry being with the Eight Tray Gangster Crips to the East on Western Avenue. The war between the Rollin 60s and Eight Tray Gangster Crips is deep rooted in antipathy and has been going steady for over thirty years [2]. At one time, the Rollin 60’s and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips were close allies and often fought rival gangs together. However, by the early 1980s, they were engaged in all out warfare. In September 1979 a 15-year-old member of the Eight Tray Gangster Crips got into a fight with a teenaged member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips over a girl who had been dating both young men. In a subsequent fistfight between the two teenagers, a new recruit to the Eight-Trays, eager to make a name for himself, pulled a gun and shot the Rollin 60's member to death. The older brother of the 60's member who was killed, also a member of the Rollin 60's himself, demanded that the Eight Trays hand over the new recruit to be punished in order to prevent a war between the two gangs. The Eight-Trays were unable to find the new recruit (who was actually from an area now controlled by the Rollin 90s Neighborhood Crips) for he had already turned himself in to the police. The Rollin 60's, feeling that the "Trays" weren't being honest, murdered a member of their gang in retaliation. Although a meeting was called by the leaders of both gangs in an attempt to end the fight, tensions were so high between them that the meeting erupted into a gang rumble, after which the Rollin 60's and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips engaged in a gang war that still exists to this day. This rivalry is responsible for being the first Crip on Crip rivalry in history. The feud has spilled over into surrounding neighborhoods, forcing other gangs to chose sides in the conflict. Gangs who aligned themselves with the Rollin 60’s adopted the "Neighbor Hood Crips" or Deuce(2x) card while those who aligned themselves with the Eight Tray Gangster Crips adapted the “Gangster Crips” or Tray(3x) card. In addition to their Gangster Crip rivalries, the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips are naturally hostile towards all Bloods. Their closest Blood rivals are the Van Ness Gangster Brims, whose neighborhood is located directly north of 60's turf. The 60's are also considered enemies of the Inglewood Family Gang to their south and the Centinela Park Family Bloods to their west in the neighboring city of Inglewood. Other Blood rivals include the Crenshaw Mafia Gang, Inglewood Neighborhood Pirus, Harvard Park Brims, Fruit Town Brims, Rollin 20s Neighborhood Bloods and the Black P Stones. Among the Crips, the Rollin 60's have waged war against the 52 Hoover Gangster Crips, 59 Hoover Criminals Gang, 83 Hoover Criminals Gang, 74 Hoover Criminals Gang, 43 Gangster Crips, the 51 Trouble Gangster Crips, 99 Watts Mafia Crips, Grape Street Watts Crips, all Avalon Gangster Crips, the Mansfield Gangster Crips and the School Yard Crips. The Rollin 60's are friendly towards most gangs under the Neighbor Hood Crip and the Rollin 0's card such as the 67 Neighbor Hood Crips, 46 Neighbor Hood Crips, 48 Neighbor Hood Crips, the East Coast Crips, Raymond Avenue Crips, Osage Legend Crips, the West Boulevard Crips, Rollin 20s Long Beach Crips, Rollin 30s Harlem Crips, Rollin 50s Neighborhood Crips, Rollin 90s Neighborhood Crips and the Rollin 100s Crips. The Rollin 60's and all the Rollin 0's were allied during the 1980s but that is not the case today as they are considered enemies of the Rollin 40s Neighborhood Crips [3]. In 2003 City Attorney filed a gang injunction against the Rollin 60's Crips and they had specified 31 men that were members of the 60's, but some have suggested that the Rollin 60's were being unfairly targeted and some mentioned that the injunction included individuals that had not had police contact in years [4]. The Rollin 60's are considered the largest and most powerful set in the Neighbor Hood Crips alliance.



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West Side 60's. Beside it, a hand throwing up the traditional gang sign for "Neighbor Hood Crips", which is what the letters "N" and "H" stands for. Beside it is a list of their enemies: "BK" stands for "Bloods Killer", "HK" for "Hoover Criminals Killer" and "3K" for Tray Killer



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Li'l Scooby from Rollin 60s Shot and Killed; 2 More Killed Nearby



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