Eastside Hustler Crip (EHC) is a predominantly african-american street gang with it's roots going back as far as the 1980s. The gang has a long and rich history that revolves around gang violence and wrong doings, with the majority of members following a common theme of the desire for power, respect, women, money and protection.
Gangs that fall under the Hustler Crips are loosely connected and are not necessary allies of each other. The term "street gang" is commonly used interchangeably with "youth gang", referring to neighborhood or street-based youth groups that meet "gang" criteria. Currently the gang has an active membership consisting of around twenty to thirty members. The gang operates around Jefferson, a district slightly to the northeast of the city center of Los Santos, San Andreas. North of Jefferson is Las Colinas, while to the south are Idlewood and Ganton. West of Jefferson is Glen Park, while to the east is East Los Santos. It's turf starts from Crenshaw Boulevard and stretches all the way over to Washington. The area has prominent gang activity and is a low-income district with a high crime rate.
The gang is divided into three separate cliques: Crenshaw Hustler Crips (30s), Slauson Hustler Crips/Cardinal Hustler Crips (60s) and Washington Hustler Crips/Rowdy Hustler Crips (80s). In previous years there has been a noticeable downfall in the gang's membership, with the 60s Cardinal Hustler Crip sub-set being considered defunct for a period of time. Lately however the sub-clique and the overall function has seen an up-tick in new members joining, especially youth that seem to be driven by a promise of power and/or protection from other gangs.
The Hustler Crips operate independently, which means each Hustler Crip set carry their own allies and Rivals. Eastside Hustler Crip doesn't fall under trays or deuce, they operate independently due to previous beef with both Gangster & Neighborhood Crip sets & also the majority of Mafia Crip sets as well.
The Eastside Hustler Crip are rivals of 99 Mafia Crip, Florencia 13, Lennox 13, South Side 13, Bounty Hunter Bloods, Palm Tree Piru, 54 Van Ness Gangster Brim, 83 Gangster Crips, Kelly Park Hustler Crips, with Florence 13 being the longest running rivalry being directly responsible for the increased gang-related crimes around Jefferson. Police has an increased presence around Jefferson, making an effort to combat gang-related murders, shootings, and general violence related to gang activity.