Tony Craddock & Lil Perry talk about the first Crips; Raymond Washington & Craig Craddock

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Raymond Lee Washington (August 14, 1953 – August 9, 1979) was an American gangster, known as the founder of the Crips gang in Los AngelesCalifornia.[1] Washington formed the Crips as a minor street gang in the late 1960s in Los Angeles’ South Central area, becoming a prominent local crime boss. In 1971, Washington formed an alliance with Stanley “Tookie” Williams, establishing the Crips as the first major African-American street gang in Los Angeles, and served as one of the co-leaders. In 1974, Washington was convicted of robbery and received a five-year prison sentence, during which his leadership and influence in the Crips declined.

On August 9, 1979, Washington was murdered in a drive-by shooting shortly after his release.[2][3]

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