hoodpeace2013 wrote:mayugastank wrote:Started in 1890 and facing injunctions to this very day Dogtown 13 is Americas oldest longest living gang. 120 years of history in the same neighborhoods they began, all modern gangs can trace their roots to the practices started by this gang.
This gang is compromised of Mexican Americans and MOST of what is modern gang history and modern gang culture can be traced directly to this gang in the Eastern part of Los Angelos.
From the style of writing gang graffiti to the "jump in" to the hand signals to the modern form of tattooing that Mexicans started all can trace their roots back to this historic gang.
This gang outlives every gang by an excess of 20+ years in most cases. Their is not a gang in America white-black-asian that can even come close to the history of this gang.
Everything Americans consider gang culture begun with this group of Mexican American teenagers. Every gang nationwide has soemthing that they got from Dogtown 13.
To this day they have a strong presence in the William Mead Housing projects and they can trace their roots back to the early 1890s, where they got their name from the local dog pound.
Most of what is considered gang life begun with this mixed group of Irish and Mexican teens. The whites moved on into mainstream society while the Mexican kids held this gang into the 20th century.
From Coast to Coast there isnt any gang that has lasted as long or even close to this gang. The most comparable would be the outlying East Los Angelos Mexican gangs such as White Fence-Hazard-Avenues-Clover-Maravillas-Gaherty-all who started in and around the very neighborhoods this gang had been in for 30 years by the time they all got their start in the 1920s.
Mainly wrongly believe gang culture began with the zootsuit but this gang had existed 60+ years before teh zootsuit was ever worn.
There is not a gang today who doesnt hold something this gang created, the writing style of the crips and bloods for example and the clothing styles of the vast majority of Americas youth.
For those who are interested in gang history and who started what first.........this gang is Americas oldest and the founder of ALL MODERN gang culture for all RACES.
http://gangstory.tripod.com/id5.html gangs from 1800's
none of them are as active as dogtown?
THE OLDEST MODERN STILL HERE GANG . This gang didnt disappear. This gang is right now where they were in 1890. Same streets. Go cruise the dogtown area and youll see for yourself. Face it we invent your people duplicate.