Territory 39th & Broandale
|Years active 1974–present|
Membership (est.) Between 700 and 1000
|Founding location South Los Angeles, California|
Ethnicity Primarily African Americans
The Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips is a Black street gang which originated from Los Angeles. It's known for being one of the most powerful and organized sets within the larger Crips gang.
South Los Angeles was already home to street gangs like the Crips and the Bloods. Overcome by poverty and not only in part thanks to the common cultures of African Americans and Belizean Creole people, some Belizeans became members of the larger gangs. Following a wave of gang violence, ethnic Belizean gang members were deported back to their country of origin. Deported Belizean gang members quickly spread the culture of Bloods and Crips in Belize City. The name of the gang comes from being located from 35th to 39th streets and original gang member Big James Miller being from Harlem N.Y. moving to L.A. as a young teen.
While every Crips street gang has members that are more likely to be involved in street crime, a disproportionate amount of the Harlem Crips members are known for being more businesslike and ambitious making the gang an overwhelmingly organized crime group. The opportunities for organized crime were and still are a direct result of the situation in Belize. Colombian cartels use Belize as one of their major routes to move cocaine and heroin to the USA. Colombian narcotraffickers do business with gang bosses in Belize who in turn use their connections with expatriate Belizean gang members in cities like New York and Los Angeles. The Rollin 30's Harlem Crips being an overwhelmingly Belizean gang, they are able to being involved in drug trafficking on a higher level. NASCAR Racer Flash was once a member but now speaks to the youth to live the path. Other criminal activities include weapon trafficking, prostitution, murder and robbery.