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Edgewood Avenue Neighborhood Crips 424th

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As gangs began to pop up around the city, the tension between Blood and Crip sets in the west coast were driving law enforcement crazy. At the time the constant battle for the border between the Mexican gangs in Las Colinas and the black gangs coming from Jefferson was in Glen Park. With gun and drug prices rising over the years, the demand for a larger turf was necessary to keep a steady income for the gangs. One gang, called the Keinston Blocc Crips, dominated the area of Glen Park for a long period of time. Though they were a large gang, they passed over the small projects on the north-west end of the park, called the Jordan Downs Projects. Within the projects, was a small, but determined set called the Grape Street Crips. As Keinston went to war with gangs like 424, Grape Street Crips were caught in the middle of the mayhem. With no where to run to, the gang slowly fell apart as members were killed, and older members of the gang disappeared. One man, 15 year old Cassius Harlon, was living in the Jordan Downs at the time. As he witnessed the gang fall apart, he began to pick up on what went wrong, and how to fix it. He never left the projects to socialize, but he would walk down the street and observe. As Keinston also died out in the later years, Cassius began to find his friends who were hiding from the on-going war on the streets.

 

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With no gangs in Jefferson to fight with any gangs in Las Colinas, Glen Park was quiet for the time being. All the old OGs in Grape Street either gave up banging, or disappeared, and Keinston Avenue was silent. As Cassius looked out to the park from his project unit each night, he plotted slowly with the knowledge in the back of his head that there might be a man coming up with the same idea, but with more people behind him, ready for whatever. That day came about a year later. One day as Cassius walked out of his house on Edgewood Avenue with a close fried named Skull, he noticed a small group down the street at the Keinston-Edgewood intersection. With his hoody pulled over his head, Cassius watched from his driveway each day as the group began to grow in numbers rapidly. After doing some questioning, Cassius was able to track down where the gang’s origin was from. Ryder Blocc Families, in Willowfied. After communicating with several members from the original Ryder Blocc, Cassius figured out many things about the new set, including their independence as a set. Knowing that there was no one behind them when it came to war, Cassius made a few phone calls to some of his old friends, and at the same time, picked up locals around his house corner. While having the younger members put in work on the new set to make their presence known to their new rivals called Ryder Park Crips, Cassius was making calls to members of 424 and other organizations to keep a steady flow of drugs and guns into that area.

 

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Because only one other small gang was in Glen Park, Cassius decided to go into over-drive with the war. Keeping the relations with the rivals as a “kill on sight” relationship, Cassius, with the help of his soldiers, began to make Ryder Park members scared to leave their kitchen in the morning. As the gang’s name began to grow people had no name to call the gang, so they called it “EdgewoodAvenue”. Cassius began to claim Crip, which symbolized his old memories to the gangs that influenced him back when he was in his teens, and took on the Neighborhood Crip gang’s cultures, making Edgewood Avenue Neig 

hborhood Crips the name of the infamous set.

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"Chapter 1: Crip on Crip rivalries"

By 1971, a gang on Piru Street in Compton and California, known as the Piru Street Boys, was formed and associated themselves with the Crips as a set. After two years of peace, a feud began between the Piru Street Boys and the other Crip sets. It would later turn violent as gang warfare ensued between former allies. This battle continued and by 1973, the Piru Street Boys wanted to end the violence and called a meeting with other gangs that were targeted by the Crips. After a long discussion, the pirus broke all connections to the Crips and started an organization that would later be called the Bloods, a street gang infamous for its rivalry with the Crips.

Since then, other conflicts and feuds were started between many of the remaining sets of the Crips gang. It is a popular misconception that Crips sets feud only with Bloods. In reality, they fight each other—for example, the Edgewood Avenue  Neighborhood 424th and 83 Gangster Crips have been rivals since 1979. In Watts, Los Angeles, the Grape Street Crips and the PJ Watts Crips have feuded so much that the PJ Watts Crips even teamed up with a local Blood set, the Bounty Hunter Bloods, to fight against the Grape Street Crips In the mid 90's, the Hoover Crips rivalries and wars with other Crip gangs caused them to become independent and to refrain from using the Crip name, calling themselves the Hoover Criminals instead of Hoover Crips.

 

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After several years of an intense battle between the Edgewood Avenue and Ryder Park, which can be described in the rapper Capital's diss track, Edgewood came to be victorious, but at a cost. The gang lost it's co-founder, Stanley "Skull" Demonte, along with a large amount of other members who felt that their life was dedicated to the set. However, the gang still ran northern Glen Park, and slowly began their decent into the lower part of Glen Park, also known as Southside Glen. For several years, the gang was able to stay under the radar as they recruited many young members around Glen Park to join the cause. Eventually, the gang became involved in more illegal activities that interfered with different gangs, and caused many different problems with gangs such as 83rd Hoover Crips, MS-13, and Murdaville, which gave the gang a reputation with the law enforcement. A warrant was eventually issued to begin to take out any and every gang member within the Glen Park, Jefferson, and East LS area due to the constant fighting over turf, respect, and drug money.

 

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With the gang being successfully tackled by the law enforcement after around two years, members began to split apart, and spread over to different parts of the city. The founder of the gang, Cassius "Cash" Harlon, left Glen Park to Los Flores with a well known member of the gang called Nasir "Nas" Jackson to avoid heat from the cops, and newer gangs in the area. In Los Flores, Cassius began to do illegal trade with gangs in Las Venturas, via the East Beach Freeway. But with little business coming from the area due to it's low population, Cassius was constantly looking for a new place to move to so he was able to grow his business, and have dominate the new home like Edgewood was once ran. Meanwhile, in Glen Park, many of the local African-American kids were being suppressed by the incoming Latinos. They were silenced for a long time, and having no where to turn, many of the kids relied on the older Crip gang members who stayed in Glen Park to defend them.

 

 

How to Join:

Be as active as possible on the forum, especially the gang’s thread

Not showing any activity through SS or IC posts will keep you a no-named person in the faction, and you don’t want that.

 

Follow all the rules

The gang doesn’t want anyone who can’t follow rules, because that shows you’re not trustworthy.

 

Meet us ICly

There is no OOC application, and probably never will be. Find us in the area, and start your RP.

 

Make your own RP

The made members in the gang don’t want to be harassed by people they don’t know. Grab a group of friends, and make some RP out on the street with them. There might only be 3 of you that want to RP, but it’s those 3 people that will succeed.

Rules

 

We consider our RP as High-End which means the following things are expected before entry into the gang.

-A high level of RP (I.E. /me's and /do's when needed, as well as proper spelling and word placement.)

-Must have Team Speak and be willing to use it. (Mic is NOT a requirement)

-Must remain in character at all times.

-Must have common sense (I.E. not picking fights with gangs when online alone)

-Internal complaints are to be directed straight to leader of faction.

-Must maintain a passive level of Role-Play (We don't recruit people who want to DM all day.)

 

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A new Crippin' came back

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