The 1960s were a flourishing time for the gang movement. They witnessed the birth of the Crips and Bloods.
The blood affiliation was started on Piru Street. Sylvester Scott and Vincent Owens started the bloods. One of the first gangs was the Westside Piru Boys. The bloods grew substantiaclly because of the huge beef with the Compton Crips and the Compton Pirus. Because of this feud the Pirus were outnumbered and were beaten badly.
Due to this beating, all non crip gangs started to form an alliance together. This alliance is what grew to be what we know as the bloods today.
In this article we will go over the birth and roots of the Bloods, most of these facts can also be found at gangkulture.com.
History of the Bloods
The gang we now know as the Bloods started off on Piru Street in Compton. Thats why most bloods these days call themselves Piru as well.
Some of the first original Piru Gangs were the: Brims, Bounty Hunters, Mad Swans, and Black P Stones, just to name a few. These gangs are now Blood affiliated and have bloods following there gang name.
Blood Gang Sign
The blood sign is synonymous with the letter “B”most gang members will throw up the B with their fingers to signify their relation and affiliation with the gang.
Most blood gang members wear red as well, the red represents their blood affiliation. Some Piru street gangs will wear maroon as well, or darker shades of red.
Some blood gangs will wear other colors like green, for example the Lime Hood Pirus, who are bloods, but wear green to represent Lime Hood.
Bloods say hello to each other by greeting them by “blood” or “b”. When writing all bloods never use the “C”, so if they are spelling out “block” they will spell it as “blokk”.
It is also common to replace all “C’s” with “B’s”, example, they say, bicking back being bool, meaning kicking back being cool.