Turf & Insignia of the Hoover Criminals
Known to be on the Westside of South Los Angeles, California. They are named after a street called Hoover Street, between Vermont Avenue and a known street for the Hoovers, Figueroa Ave. The Hoovers consist of several individual street gangs, under Hoovers Criminal Gang moniker. They usually sport the Houston Astros baseball team. Which inspired the Hoover Criminals Gang to choose orange as their flag color and general color. The 52 Hoovers are the only set to have the Gangster Crip moniker added to their name.
Hoover Groovers / Hoover Gangster Crips
In the mid-'70s, due to their close relationship with the West Side Crips, the Hoovers dropped the Groovers from their name and adopted the Crips to the end of their name. Because of the feud between the Neighborhood Crips and the Gangster Crips, gangs who were under the Crip moniker had to choose a side, the Trays (3x) or the Deuces (2x), the Hoovers chose the Trays since they had a very good relationship with them. Other gangs who chose the Neighborhood Crips, were considered rivals to the Hoovers, and they never backed down from any wars they were placed in. The Hoover Criminals still claim the Gangster Crip card but have their own Hoover Card.
Raymond Washington, one of the original creators of the Crips, was killed in a drive-by shooting, people say the people who took Raymond's life knew him personally and he wasn't expecting it. He walked up to the vehicle, where the passenger reached out the window with a .38 Revolver shooting and killed Raymond Washington. This was in the middle of the summer. The Hoovers were suspected of the shooting, if they were, they're proving the reason they're most hated and one of the most vicious street gangs. This started a huge war between the Westside Hoovers and all of the East Side Crips. Taking the life of the actual starter of the Crips, was a big loss in the Crip community and was looked at as the official all-out war of the Crip on Crip beef, with the Hoovers eventually taking off the Crips moniker from their name and replacing it with Criminals.
Start of the Hoover Criminals
By the 1980s the Hoover Criminals had made a name for themselves. The street gang also terrorized civilians and was considered a public enemy throughout the Westside of South Los Angeles. The Hoover Criminals were into bitter rivalries with multiple crip gangs by the late 1980s. The Hoovers dropped the Crips moniker and decided to replace it with Criminals, besides the 52 Hoover Gangster Crips. The change was inspired by the many rivalries they have with crip gangs and the fact that the Hoover Criminals claim “ABK” (Anybody Killer) or “EBK” (Everybody Killer).
83 Hoover Criminals Gang
The 83 Hoover Criminals Gang is a very active African-American street gang located on the West Side of South Los Angeles, California. The Eight Tray Hoover Criminals are considered the largest sub-set under the Hoover Criminals Gang umbrella. The 83 Hoover Criminals Gang turf is known to be around 88th Street and Hoover Street, between Vermont Avenue and Figueroa Ave. The 83 Hoover Criminals' nicknames are the Rascals and the Young Threats. And has been one of the most active Hoover Gangs for over thirty years. Although they have many enemies they're known to dominate them all and keep the territory on lockdown.
The 83 Hoover Criminals are allies of all gangs under the Hoover Criminal Gang brand, closet with the 74 Hoover Criminals, along with the and all Gangster Crips besides 98/97/87 who was disowned from the other Gangster Crips due to disrespect towards the card., who share the common rivalry of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips. Which has resulted in years of street-gang murders. The 83 Hoover Criminals' main rivals are the 984 Main Street Mafia Crips, all Neighborhood Crips, and all East Coast Crips.