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Posted: November 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Bloods

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Posted on 11/27/2014, 7:31:42 AM by WhiskeyX

Bloods

The Bloods gang originated in the streets of Los Angeles in the 1970s as a response to the Crips and the violence they imposed on the streets. In the 1980s, driven by profits from the distribution of crack cocaine, the ranks of the Bloods swelled, inducing many “entrepreneurial” members to migrate to other cities to set up new markets. The glorification of “gangster life” through movies such as “Colors” also encouraged youth throughout the country to emulate the Bloods culture, symbols and colors.

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Identification The most common identifiers for Blood members include colors, clothing, symbols, jewelry, tattoos, and graffiti. Red is the most commonly associated color of the bloods. They typically create graffiti depicting the upside down symbols of rival gangs. A common Bloods symbol…

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