83 Hoover Criminals Gang

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The West Side (W/S) 83 Hoover Criminals Gang, also known as the "8-Tray Hoovers" and formerly known as the "83 Hoover Crips", are a large and infamous African American street gang founded on the west side of South Los Angeles, California. Sometimes referred to as "The Rascals", this gang is considered to be the largest and most active sub-set under the Hoover Criminals Gang umbrella. Their territory stretches from 80th Street in the north to approximately Manchester Avenue in the south, between Vermont Avenue in the west and Figueroa Avenue to the east. There are six separate Hoover neighborhoods from 52nd Street to 112th Street, but the 83 Hoovers are thought to be the most active and the largest in the 77th Division of the L.A.P.D. They are cliqued up with their closest geographical allies, the 74 Hoover Criminals Gang [1], and are friendly towards all Hoover Criminals. The Eight-Tray Hoovers have no known allies outside of the Hoover Criminals. They were at one time friendly towards the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, who shared in the Hoovers' hatred for all Neighbor Hood Crips, but that is no longer the case. Like all Hoover Criminal sets, the 8-Trays are rivals to all Neighbor Hood Crips, specifically the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, Rollin 90s Neighborhood Crips, all East Coast Crips, all Raymond Avenue Crips and the Rollin 90s West Coast Crips. Other Crip rivals include the 84 Main Street Mafia Crips, 87 Gangster Crips, 97 Gangster Crips and the 98 Gangster Crips. With their roots as a Crip gang, the 8-Trays are natural rivals of all Bloods, although their beefs with Neighbor Hood Crips are much more intense than any Blood rivalry. Some of their Blood rivals include the 84 Mad Swan Bloods, the LA Denver Lane Bloods and the Crenshaw Mafia Gang. Despite their large list of enemies, the 83 Hoovers dominate their neighborhood through their sheer numbers plus their reputation for brutality and terror.


Also See: Hoover Criminals


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