Mansfield Gangster Crips
The West Side (W/S) Mansfield Gangster Crips are a mid-sized African American street gang founded in West Los Angeles in the West Pico Blvd and South LaBrea Avenue area. Their territory is bordered by Olympic Blvd. in the north to Venice Blvd. in the south, between Hauser Blvd. in the west towards La Brea Avenue in the east. They initially started out as a group of teens around 1981 dubbed the "MansField Hustlers" (MFH). Although their earlier identity was not Crip, they where heavily influenced by adjecant Tray(3x) affiliated neighborhoods such as the Play Boy Gangster Crips and Marvin Gangster Crips. The early members attended John Burroughs Junior High School (now John Burroughs Middle School). By 1988, the MansField Hustlers dropped the "Hustler" label and began claiming the "Gangster Crips" or Tray(3x) card. The first person from this neighborhood to die in gang conflict was Charles "Chucky" Patterson, who was stabbed to death on Olympic and La Brea Avenue at the Winchell's Donut shop on September 27, 1984 by a member of the School Yard Crips (who have been considered rivals ever since). They are also considered rivals of the Playboy Gangster Crips, Venice Shoreline Crips, 18th Street Gang, the Black P Stones, Rollin 20s Neighborhood Bloods and all Neighbor Hood Crips within their immediate vicinity. Rapper Roderick Burton aka Dolla was originally from this neighborhood.