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WJLA, November 15, 2012

MS-13 and the Crips; history, photos and ties to Northern Virginia

Two of the most dangerous and violent gangs in the U.S. have ties to Northern Virginia and the D.C. area. Take a look at the history and surprising facts about the Crips and MS-13. And be sure to watch Pamela Brown's Only on 7 reports about this growing issue. Part 1 airs Thursday night at 11pm. Part 2 on Friday at 5pm.

 

The Crips

The Crips first formed in L.A. in 1969. It’s one of the largest and most violent gangs in the United States, with more than 30,000 members nationwide. This photo is of Crips and Blood members in 1993.

(Photo: Associated Press/WJLA) of fullscreen mode

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