Start Dating a blood gang member

Dating a blood gang member

Gang members share profits from drug trafficking and other illegal activities. Becoming a gang member can provide a teen with an opportunity to make large amounts money quickly, because many gangs are involved in the illegal sale of drugs and firearms. Many kids feel that time spent in school is wasted.

The growth and power of the gang really took off in the early 1980s when crack cocaine hit the streets.

As a result, Crip membership grew steadily and by late 1980s it was one of the largest street gangs in the country.

Some sources suggest that the original name for the alliance, "Cribs", was a name narrowed down from a list of many options, and chosen unanimously from three final choices, which included the Black Overlords, and the Assassins.

Cribs was chosen to reflect the young age of the majority of the gang members.

The name "Cribs" evolved into the name "Crips" when gang members began carrying around canes to display their "pimp" status.

Its members traditionally wear blue clothing, a practice that has waned somewhat due to police crackdowns specifically targeting gang members.

Historically, members have been primarily of African-American heritage.

When: interest in gang membership can begin as early as eight years old.