One of the oldest running sets in South Central, the Harvard Park Brims have been in the game since the 1970s. The Bloods began in the early 1970s in Los Angeles for protection against the larger and growing Crips forming in the area.
The Crips had formed after the Black Panthers Party, and had quickly grown by inducting most of the street gangs in the neighbourhoods.
There were some gangs that refused to join the Crips, these gangs would join forces to form an anti Crip alliance.
Members of the alliance began calling each other “Blood” leading to the name Bloods.
By the end of the 1970s the Bloods gained numbers quickly but were still outnumbered by the Crips.
The Harvard Park brims are situated in an area in South Los Angeles. Other gangs in this area include:
- 58 Neighborhood Crips
- 57 Neighborhood Crips
- 55 Neighborhoods Crips
- Van Ness Gangster Brims
- Rolling 60s Neighborhoods Crips
- 83 Gangster Crips
- 67 Neighborhood Crips
- Menlo Neighborhood Crips
- Bonsallo Locos 13
- 59 hoover Criminals
- 52 Hoover Gangster Crips
The LA Brims were the original Harvard Park Brims, and they were one of the few independant gangs to operate with no affiliation to the Crips.
The original neighbourhood was from Slauson Ave to Gauge Ave, in between Wester ave and Vermont Ave.
Harvard Park Brim Sets
- 59 Harvard Park Brims
- 61 Harvard Park Brims
- 62 Harvard Park Brims
- 64 Harvard Park Brims
- Van Ness Gangsters
- Fruit Town Brim
- 59 Hoover Criminals