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C.R.I.P, an acronym that stands for Community Revolution in Progress. They originally started as an offshoot of the Black Panther Party, which at the time was reeling from constant targeting by the United States Government[1] [2] The members are primarily Afrikan from different parts of the world. It was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1969 by Raymond Washington and Stanley "Tookie" Williams. What began as a network of loosely connected groups, has, in recent times become one of the largest non-governmental groups in the US.[3]

Known as The Crips, with an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 members, most of the activities of this group are known to involve in murders, robberies, and drug dealing. Crips are known for their use of the color blue in their clothing. However, this practice has waned due to police crackdowns, and infiltration of different sets.

Crips are publicly known to have an intense and bitter rivalry with the Bloods. Crips have been documented in the U.S. military, found in bases in the United States and abroad.[4]


Like the Bloods, the Crips are made up of gang sets.

See also


  2. Bastards of the Party Documentary ""
  3. U.S. Department of Justice, Crips.
  4. "Gangs Increasing in Military, FBI Says". McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2009-06-21.