Tongan Crips Gang Documentary
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Tongan Crip Gang is a street gang that is a subset of the Crips gang. The gang is active in the U.S. states of Alaska, California, Utah,Texas, and also has a presence in New Zealand. Tongan Crip Gang members are primarily of Pacific Islander descent, mainly Tongans and Samoans.
During the 1970s and 1980s, many Pacific Islander Americans moved into the high crime-rate cities of Compton, Lennox, and Inglewood in Los Angeles County, California. There, Samoan and Tongan Americans formed their own gangs during the 1980s. Many of the TCG members moved from California to the Salt Lake City, Utah area in the 1980s, and distributed the gang set there.
The founder of the Salt Lake City branch of the Tongan Crip Gang Miles Kinikini founded the set after he was intimidated by Latino gang members in his predominately Latino neighborhood of Glendale. He founded the set in 1989, when he was a freshman in high school.
In the Glendale neighborhood, the TCG had a consistent rivalry with the Regulators, Baby Regulators and RPF (Rose Park Family). TCG became allied with the OLG (Original Laotian Gang), an Asian-American gang.