Menlo Crips

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The West Side (W/S) Menlo Neighborhood Crips are an African-American street gang originally founded on 65th Street and Menlo Avenue in the western district of South Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1977, the Menlo Crips was originally named the "Menlo Boys" but then would later change their names to the "Menlo Gangster Crips" due to their alliance with their future arch rivals: the Eight Tray Gangster Crips. Their territory runs from Normandie Avenue in the west to the 110 Harbor Freeway in the east, and from Gage Boulevard to the north to Florence Avenue in the south. The Menlos are considered allies of the Rollin 30s Harlem Crips, Rollin 40s Neighborhood Crips, Rollin 50s Neighborhood Crips, Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, Rollin 90s Neighborhood Crips, the Rollin 100s Crips and the 6 Pacc East Coast Crips. The Menlos are cliqued up with their closest ally, the 67 Neighbor Hood Crips, who shares the same territory as them. Collectively, they are known on the streets as the "Vermont Square Gang" or "Vermont Square Crips". The Menlos have developed a slew of enemies over the years, their longest and most heated rivalry to date being with all Hoover Criminals, specifically the 74 Hoover Criminals Gang and the 83 Hoover Criminals Gang. This bitter and bloody rivalry has lasted over 30 years and is still going strong to this day. During the Menlos conflict with the Hoover Criminals, the Eight Tray Gangster Crips provided backup for The Hoovers, prompting The Menlos to eventually drop their affiliation to the "Gangster Crip" card and to associate themselves with gangs under the "Neighbor Hood Crips" card who were already engaged in war with the Hoover Criminals. Although some older members still claim "Menlo Gangster Crip", the younger generation have decided to drop the "Gangster" from their identity completely and align themselves under the Deuce(2x) card. Today, The Menlos are rivals to all Tray(3x) gangs, specifically the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, 71 Gangster Crips, 73 Gangster Crips, 51 Trouble Gangster Crips, all Avalon Gangster Crips, the 52 Broadway Gangster Crips, 68 PlayBoy Hustler Crips, Play Boy Gangster Crips and the Bacc Street Watts Crips. Their main Blood rivals include all 3 Brim sets including the 62 Brims (their longest standing rivalry), the 54 Van Ness Gangster Brims and the Fruit Town Brims. They have also had past conflicts with the Inglewood Family Gang, Family Swan Bloods, the 52 Pueblo Bishop Bloods and Leuders Park Piru. The Menlo Crips are very dispersed with members located in Hollywood, Hawthorne and Pasadena (with other sub-sets across the U.S.A. which includes Maryland and Tennessee).



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