Title

Origin of the Gang Name "Crips"

Abstract

The "Crips" derive their name from "cripples" which in turn derives from the "pimp canes" they carried as their badge and as a weapon with which to cripple anyone who messed with them. the original motivation was self-defense, but that, of course, changed with time.

Department(s)

Art, Languages, and Philosophy

Keywords and Phrases

American Gangs; History of Words; Etymology; History of Names

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Maney Publishing, All rights reserved.

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