Black P. Stones Jungles is a division of the Black P. Stones Chicago gang in some parts of Los Angeles.
In 1972, BPS along with LA Brims, Piru St Boys, Athens Park Boys, Bishops, Denver Lanes, Pueblos and Lueders Park Hustlers founded the Bloods after constant attacks on independent gangs by the Crips in addition to Crip and Crip rivalries that also began to surface, making BPS one of the original gangs that founded the Bloods gang.
The BPS consists of two separate neighborhoods: The City Stone Bloods, also known as the "bity" in the Mid-City area, and the Jungle Stone Bloods, the exclusive area once known as the Jungle (during the 1950s and 1960s) now officially known as the calm and affluent Baldwin Village, saw 28 murders and more than 1,500 assaults from 2000 to 2005.
The Black Peace Stones Jungles first emerged in California in 1969 and had operated in the West Adams area of Los Angeles. Over the years the Peace Stones had grown into one of the larger gangs that were in South Los Angeles. There were an estimated 700 members of the Black Peace Stones, 400 of whom had lived in Baldwin Village.
On November 10, 2005, the FBI Los Angeles Office and Los Angeles Police Department carried out many police raids against alleged BPS members accused of conspiracy and drug trafficking in a joint effort called "Operation Stone Cold". At least 18 people were arrested. There was also another police raid in 2011 arresting at least 30 to 40 members.
LAPD has continued to make arrests against members, while many are moving out the city.
The 2001 film Training Day, starring Denzel Washington, was filmed on a dead-end street in Baldwin Village, and featured Cle Shaheed Sloan of Athens Park.
An author and former Los Angeles Police Department officer wrote about the Jungles's former crimes and turf wars in his first book, One Time: The Story of a South Central Los Angeles Police Officer.