Eastside Hustler Crip
(EHC) also known as 30s Crenshaw Hustler Crip (CHC), 60s Slauson Ave Hustler Crip (SHC), 80s Washington Hustler Crip (WHC) is predominantly african-american street gang with it's roots going back as far as the 1980s. Most members that are involved follow a common theme of the desire for power, respect, women, money and protection.
After the fall of the original Crenshaw Hustler Crip organization (CHC), the gang's membership began to shrink until a new generation was formed under the tutelage of Monty "Trouble" Perkins and Raymond "H-Way" Simmons. They picked up the reins and molded a new generation of teenagers into the set's image of soldiers, being guided by Original Gangsters that operate within the prison. Currently the gang is actively recruiting. The Hustler Crips is a large umbrella consisting of several individual African-American street gangs located throughout South Los Angeles, California. The Hustler Crips sub-sets have been around for several generations with gangs in different regions of Los Santos, mainly Eastside and South Central. Gangs that fall under the Hustler Crips are loosely connected and are not necessary allies of each other. The term "street gang" is commonly used interchangeably with "youth gang", referring to neighborhood or street-based youth groups that meet "gang" criteria. Currently the gang has an active membership consisting of around twenty members. The gang operates around Jefferson, a district slightly to the northeast of the city center of Los Santos, San Andreas. North of Jefferson is Las Colinas, while to the south are Idlewood and Ganton. West of Jefferson is Glen Park, while to the east is East Los Santos. It's turf starts from Crenshaw Boulevard and stretches all the way over to Washington. The area has prominent gang activity and is a low-income district with a high crime rate. The gang seems to be divided into three separate cliques: 30s, 60s and 80s. Although they might seem different and inner beef may sometimes happen, ultimately they are all one united gang operating under the Hustler Crip car.
Although the gang is dominant in the streets of LS, there is a strong presence of hustler crip members in the walls of San Anne as well. The thick walls and doors always house gang members and among those, Monty "Trouble" Perkins, Jelani "Tooty Loc" Mays, Tyrell "Slash" Gardner, Quenton "Lowdown" Watts and more have been identified as Hustler Crip affiliates. It is said that older members help the newer ones on the mainline settle in and let them know how everything works inside the prison. Because gang politics are different in there, people have to get with the program. Key figures help ease this process and speed everything up. Although gangs in prison are more organized and less concerned about the color of their rag, a blood and a crip might get along in the prison. It's a different process. Due to the increased crime activity around Jefferson, it is expected that at least 1 out of 4 persons will be incarcerated at one point in their life time. At the end of 2016, states had about 1,316,205 incarcerated, while the federal system had a total of 189,192. While being incarcerated, gang members are expected to put in work while inside the system if called upon. Although some try to do better upon release, most fall back in the vicious cycle that brought them in San Anne in the first place. Officials state that a high percentage of individuals that have served their sentence or are out on parole tend to not be able to fit in or do better and as such end up going back to San Anne for a second or third sentence. Those that are already serving a long time have no hopes for reintegration and as such dedicate themselves to the inner workings of prison.
Capital Hustler Crip (30s)
Where everything originated from, this is one of the oldest and most prestigious sub-sets, birthing many distinguished Hustler Crip gang-members and leaders. During the Eastside Hustler Crip (EHC) era, the Thirties was the original set to expand to neighboring Jefferson gangs. Crenshaw is considered the "capital" by members of Eastside Hustler Crip due to its history.
Gritty Slauson (60s)
Slauson Avenue Hustler Crip recently cliqued up with local Crenshaw and Washington Hustler Crip. Slauson, despite their namesake, only actually occupies western Slauson Avenue, contesting the rest of the avenue with rival gangs. Throughout most of the early 2000s, Slauson was considered a hotspot for drug-activity, as well as drug related violence, however neighboring Hustler Crip sets have overshadowed Slauson in the distribution of narcotics. Instead, Slauson has gained a reputation for jackings, petty robberies and burgarly, making large profits through the fencing of stolen goods. Being a bridge, both physically and metaphorically, between Washington and Crenshaw, Slauson Hustler Crip has also gained a reputation as peace-makers between the two sets, bridging differences and regulating when needed.
Washington Hustler Crips (80s)
Considered the most violent set within Eastside Hustler Crip, the Washington Hustler Crips has gained a reputation as the "Killing Fields" throughout Jefferson. Although first coined during the Eastside Hustler Crip era, the moniker remains true today with the area maintaining the highest level of violence. Congregating primarily around Washington St and Rosemont Park, the center of Jefferson, the Washington Hustler Crips is heavily involved in the distribution of narcotics.