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Rollin' 60's Neighborhood Crips
Founded 1976
Founding location South Central, Los Angeles
Years active 1976 – present
Territory South Central Los Angeles, Northwestern Detroit
Ethnicity African American
Membership (est.) 1600 [Los Angeles] 150 [Detroit]
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, arms trafficking, rape, extortion, prostitution, carjacking, armed robbery, robbery & murder
Allies Folk Nation
Rivals Seven Mile Bloods

The Rollin' 60's Neighborhood Crips are a black street gang based in Los Angeles, California and Detroit, Michigan. Members of the Rollin' 60's Neighborhood Crips are identifiable by tattoos such as the number sixty or pitchforks; a common symbol of Folk Nation gangs. Rollin' 60's Neighborhood Crips use the number 60 as a graffiti marker to claim drug sale turf. An example of their graffiti is shown in the picture taken in MorningSide, Detroit in 2015.

A Rollin' 60's Graffiti Tag

They became notorious when several men identified as members of the Rollin' 60 were arrested by police investigating the murders of the family of professional football player Kermit Alexander. [1]

History[edit]

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Rollin' 60's is "the largest black criminal street gang in the City of Los Angeles with over 1,600 active members - the size of an Army brigade."[2] Gang activities include murder, bank robberies, rape, drug trafficking, carjacking, assault and vandalism/graffiti.[2] Originally formed in Los Angeles in the districts of Crenshaw and Slauson, the 60's have spread to other cities in the United States.

The majority of the Rollin' 60's Neighborhood Crips in Detroit, Michigan are located in Northwestern, Detroit. Rolllin' 60's Neighborhood Crips have a presence throughout the East and West side of Detroit with an estimated 150 members city wide. Led under the leadership of "Big Homie", the gang came into existence in 2006 around the area of Seven Mile Road and Tracey. Twelve members of the 60's have been indicted recently as part of a RICO case against the gang.[3]

A common way the Rollin' 60's Neighborhood Crips mark drug sale turf is by writing the number 60 on the back of street signs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Two Gang Members Arrested In Alexander Family Killings, UPI wire, New York Times, November 5, 1984
  2. ^ a b Rollin 60s give unique window into gang culture, Beth Barrett, staff writer, Los Angeles Daily News, September 30, 2004
  3. ^ "Facebook, feds bust Rollin 60s Crips in Detroit, arrest 12". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 



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