There is or was local grown gangs such ass, Almighty Rice & Beans. Wushu Kings, DTW (Down the Wade), UTW (up the wade), Kinsman Kounty GDs, Hilltop GDs, Ghost town GDs, Heartless Felons, Swagg Boys, Skulls, 45/47 Vice Lords, NOL Crips (Niggas of Luther), BOLOZ Crips, Latin Warriors, Latin Lords, Latin Soilders, DTO (Detroit Taking Over), 6th Ward GDs, BP$ (Bridge Possie), Live Tribe Latin Kings, Taino Tribe Latin Kings and many more.
Outside state sets that have heavy influence in Cleveland are California Bloods Sets, New York UBN Blood sets, California Crips Sets, Down South Bloods and Crips, theres the Rollin20s, Rollin60s, Duece Crips, Hoover Crips, Piru Bloods, Netas Prison and Street gang, in some burbsand towns you'll find your Skinheads white Powers, Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang also in the City's. Italians are active, stay away from there hoods, Lil Italy on east n west sides!!! Mexicans moving in, MS13 and cartel guys. Dominicans are active as well but mostly on West Side. Arabs are deep, they have serval possies or gangs, they have deep and large family's with deep pockets! Arabs are a part of Clevelands culture, everyone got Arab friends. Yakuza not active but triads are. They stay to themselves.
Gangs don't really be on the colors bullshit, but having a rag or bandanna will raise an eyebrow or two. Almost everyone sells drugs so expect the usual fuckery. Keep a gun in case, carry it if you feel people don't like you. Be yourself and people respect it no matter what, get touch and be on gang shit, well not gonna be good for you. I came up on the West Side, but Grew up in Chicago. I've banged with or against a lot of these sets since the 90s, many men down, Cleveland kinda laid back compared to the 90s. Hope this info helps clear up the confusing. CHICAGO HAS INFLUENCED ALOT OF ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING BUSINESSES AND POLITICS EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY. GANGS OF THE PAST HAVE EVOLVED INTO THERE OWN FACTIONS WITH SEPERATE LEADERSHIP OF THAT OF CALIFORNIA OR CHICAGO OR NEW YORK BASED GANGS!!!