You seem like a smart guy but your highly misinformed. you need to do some reading, specifically these two books.Tre wrote:"Truth be Told" Crips and Bloods raised the bar, set the standard on how modern streetgangs are defined. It's unfortunate the war between C's and B's and the death count involved reached unprecedented heights, but they established the blueprint. If you think some mischievous juvenile delinquents among a 1940's car club or Christian social/ sports club even compares to what the B's and C's put down, you are sadly mistaken, and naive. To try to reinvent these social clubs into streetgangs in order to establish a pre-history that even rivals the C's and B's is ridiculous too. There's no comparing El Jardin, Maravilla, Soto, Garehty Lomas, Canta Rana, Opal, Temple Street, La Rana, Bassett, Black Diamonds, Chino Sinners, Casa Blanca, Hazard, and a dozen MORE to what the C's and B's put down.
In the context of history, I don't think most groups outside of Chicanos buy into Chicanos being the oldest gang. Maybe it's some rallying point for some Chicanos... idk. Most observers would ask if they "Chicanos" are "the oldest living gang" than what makes them that? Who are their enemies?? Maybe the oldest living gang boast is indicative of a gang that's not active at all, but playing it safe, and not engaging any REAL enemies?
The B's and C's made their rep not because of tattoos, clothes, or because they happen to live in the same hood longer than any other gang. They made their rep because they went at it hard! Each side was a force to be reckoned with. A gang is only as tough as its enemies. If the enemy is weak and obscure so is your gang. The C's made the B's and the B's made the C's!!! When these two gangs went to war, it was on a whole other level. They went at it HARD... NO-HOLDS-BARRED!!!
That's their rep Mayuga... it had nothing to do with tattoos, clothes, or whatever other shit you talking about.
http://www.amazon.com/Do-Die-Leon-Bing/ ... d_sim_b_54
http://www.amazon.com/Gangs-Los-Angeles ... 770&sr=8-8#_
The book "The Gangs of LA" is as real as it gets as far as info goes. The B's and C's get credit only cuz the media finally got involved and put their exploits on the front page. Everybody thinks hard core gang banging and drive bye's started in the 70's but the truth is it was going on decades before by Chicanos in east LA. If you don't believe it READ THE FYUCKIN BOOK all the info is there.