One of the oldest running blood 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.

The gangs that chose to join the anti Crip alliance were the Piru Street Boys, the LA Brims, the Denver Lanes, the Inglewood Family, the Swans, and the Pueblo Bishops.

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:

LA Brims

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



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