This book was written to show the journey of a former gang leader and crime boss named Derek Grover, street name D-Man, from being just another kid in the hood through his journey of becoming one of the most powerful street gang leaders in Southeast San Diego.
The book breaks down the most important things or knowledge of the inner workings of a criminal street gang.
Written in the form of a dictionary, this book will help explain how the gangster thinks, his reasoning, and make sense of his violent life style.
This book is non-fiction. By perfecting how to survive the streets, the author is able to teach the reader how to avoid being killed by law enforcement, rival gangsters, and general criminals of the streets.
Colton ("C-Loc") Simpson calls himself the only gang member ever allowed to quite the Crips--and one of the few to survive into his thirties. Simpson--son of a ballplayer for the California Angels and a mother who was relentlessly rough with her sons after their fathers left her--became a gang member at ten. Inside The Crips tells the remarkable--and at the same time, all too common--story of gang life in the 1980s in immediate and descriptive prose that makes this book a gripping true-life read. Inside The Crips covers the rush that comes from participating in gang violence and the years-long wars between the Bloods and Crips. Simpson's story also puts the reader in the middle of the struggle between the Crips and corrections officers in Calipatria prison. It covers gang life from the mid-seventies to the mid-nineties, and introduces characters it's impossible not to care about: Simpson's fellow gangbanger Smile; and Gina, the long-suffering friend and mother of two sons who married Simpson in prison.