By Ella Grant 11B
Who are the Bloods?
The Bloods, also known as Original Blood Family, are an Los Angeles gang with somewhere between 15,000 to 20,000 members.
The bloods are affiliated with the color red and are known for being rivals with the Crips gang. Allies of the Bloods are Pirus, Latin kings, Nortenos, People Nation and United blood nation.
The bloods are known for committing crimes such as robbery, drug trafficking, murder and assault and are one of the most notorious criminal organisations.
History of the Bloods
The Bloods were founded when a number of small gangs, some sects of Pirus, Laurdes park hustlers and LA brimes, merged together to form the Bloods gang for protection against the crips, whom they were all rivals with in the early 1970’s.
Some known Blood members
Cardi B is an American rapper, singer and actress. During an interview she revealed that she had been a member of the bloods since she was 16 and is often seen sporting the bloods signature color red.
Tekashi 6ix9ine is an American rapper and a known member of the Bloods, he never tried to hide that he was a Blood either.
Jayceon Taylor, also known as ‘The Game’ is an American rapper, actor and member of the bloods, claiming that he got into the Bloods due to his brother.