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Bloods on the East Coast are often referred to as the United Blood Nation (UBN). The UBN was created to protect black inmates from the Latin Kings and Netas, powerful Latino gangs. The Latin Kings targeted blacks in the prison. Some of the more violent black inmates organized and formed the UBN for protection and modeled it after the Blood gangs on the West Coast. In 1993 Omar Portee, better known as OG Mac, and OG Deadeye (Leonard Mackenzie) are credited for creating the UBN while at Rikers Island in 1993.

John M. Hagedorn, A World of Gangs: Armed Young Men and Gangsta Culture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008), 107. 3. William B. Sanders, Gangbangs and Drive-Bys: Grounded Culture and Juvenile Gang Violence (New York: Aldine De Gruyter, 1994). 4. Oxford English Dictionary. com/us/definition/american_english/subculture. 5. ” Deviant Behavior 10 (1989), 272. 6. Randall R. Shelden, Sharon K. Tracy, and William B. Brown, Youth Gangs in American Society, Second Edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2001), 69.

Some believe that the lesson about organized political violence provided by Watts would play an instrumental role in the development of early Crip culture and ideology. ”10 Government and law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) viewed black political action groups as a security risk and actively worked to eliminate them. In the late 1960s FBI director J. 11 A number of armed conflicts occurred between the Panthers and police. Eventually government efforts led to the demise of the Panthers and other political action groups.

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