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Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips

Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips
Founded1976
Founding locationLos Angeles, California
Years active1976 – present
EthnicityBlack
Membership (est.)1,600 (2004)[1]
Criminal activitiesbank robberies, drug trafficking, homicide, assault, rape, carjacking and vandalism[1]
AlliesRollin 40's and Rollin 90's NHCs[1]
RivalsBloods, "Gangster Crip" factions, "Hoover factions"[1]

The Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips are a Black American street gang based in Los Angeles, California, originally formed in Los Angeles in 1976 from the Westside Crips and have since spread to other cities in the United States.[1] Membership is estimated to be between 6,000 to 8,000 people, making it one of the largest gangs in the Los Angeles area.[2]

Members identify themselves by wearing Seattle Mariners[2] or Chicago White Sox logos and mark areas they are in with graffiti.[1]

According to the Los Angeles Daily News in 2004, Rollin' 60's was "the largest black criminal street gang in the City of Los Angeles with over 1,600 active members – the size of an Army brigade."[1]

Two men identified as members of the Rollin' 60 were arrested for the 1984 murders of four members of professional football player Kermit Alexander's family. Police say the gang members got the address wrong and killed the wrong family.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Barrett, Beth (September 30, 2004). "Rollin 60s give unique window into gang culture". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on October 12, 2004.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Covey, Herbert C. (2015). Crips and Bloods: A Guide to an American Subculture: A Guide to an American Subculture. ABC-CLIO. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-313-39930-5.
  3. ^ "Two Gang Members Arrested In Alexander Family Killings". The New York Times. November 5, 1984.