Kelly Park, Los Santos
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Central Avenue & Pauline Street
Kelly Park, Sa. 90220
The Neighborhood: Park and Recreational Facilities
Kelly Park, Los Santos is a public recreational park built in conference in 1962 for the local sports teams within Kelly Park itself and its neighboring community Jefferson. The park itself is sized · 3.8 acres/ 165,528 sq/ft stretching from Harris Avenue to Central Avenue. The park has numerous facilities for recreational use within its immediate area, ranging from a set up picnic area on the Eastside of the park to a baseball diamond on the Westside of the park. As of today, the park's still actively taking visits from the public although some recreational stations was deconstructed over recent years. Gang activity has been present within the community since the 1970s and this caused a strain on park opening times.
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Princeton Street Rollerskate Rink was founded in 1971 by Charles "Goofy Ray" Raymond and was shut down in 2015 after Charles "Baby Goofy" Raymond Jr. died of a sudden heart attack. It was Kelly Park's main attraction for a while, but it greatly decreased after a murder took place outside of the building in 1996 over gang affiliations.
The Kelly Park Diamond was added to Kelly Park grounds in 1961 and it hosted negro league baseball games up until integration laws took place. From there, local schools such as Crenshaw High School, Kelly Park Elementary, West Glen Community Middle School and East Los Santos High used the diamond for their school baseball & softball teams. As of today, the diamond is still in use by Crenshaw High School and locals.
Moon Star Grocery is the local grocery market on the corner of 70th Street & Central Avenue that was built in early 1981 by Frazier Dewey (b. 1934 - d. 1988) and immediately drew traffic from the 70th Street neighborhood as well as the Kelly Park neighborhood. The store is still open today but carries a reputation for being a hotspot for gang violence and robberies.
The W/S 57 Kelly Park Hustler Crips (57WSKPHC) is a small but active gang on northern side of Glen Park on the western divide of Princeton Street. The gang in Glen Park consists of two cliques, Dogtown and Parkside. The Parkside branch of the sub-cliques is briefly inactive due to a past gang injunction on the area. The Dogtown clique however remains active and are highly regarded as the gang's main clique. To this day, the Dogtown clique openly recruits young adolescents on a near daily basis.
As far as crime goes, the Kelly Park Hustler Crips have been no stranger. The hood started up back in 1970s on Princeton Street in the heart of Kelly Park as the E/S Kelly Park Hustler Gang (ESKPHG). Eventually with the arrival of the Crips in East Los Santos in the late 70s/early 80s, the Kelly Park Hustlers went under the E/S Hustler Crip car in Glen Park. In the late 80s and at the height of the crack epidemic in East Los Santos, the Kelly Park Crips began to war with other Crip gangs underneath the Eastside car. And the ties being broken with many other E/S Crip gangs, alliances were broken to the point where some Crip gangs in the greater Jefferson/Glen Park went defunct or switched from E/S to W/S Crips. The Kelly Park Hustler Crips were one of those many gangs to stop claiming East Los Santos and just West Side Glen Park.
From the early 90s to the mid 00s, the W/S Kelly Park Hustler Crips played a prominent role in the trafficking of narcotics within Glen Park. The Kelly Park Crips went on to reform an alliance with the W/S 57 Boulevard Hustler Crip Gang (formally known as the Boulevard Hustler Boys in the 70s). The drug network was shut down by the feds in 2005 when Frederick "OBG Fat Rat" Harmon (WSKPHC) and Domonique "OBG Lady 4 Nicc" Nichols, the two major players for the gang was indicted on several drug related charges with some of the Boulevard Hustler Crip gang members. In 2007, over 40 gang members combined between both sets were tried and sentenced to long football ranged years of imprisonment in different facilities around San Andreas.
The indictment crippled the W/S Kelly Park Hustler Crip cash flow, and things got worse when the W/S Kelly Park Hustler Crip-E/S Sintown Mafia Crip war caused an injunction to be placed in both gangs' neighborhoods in 2010. The Parkside clique of the Kelly Park Hustler Crip Gang went defunct in 2012, and that portion of territory was taken over by other Glen Park gang members. In 2016, injunction on the gang was lifted from their neighborhood. And at the snap of a finger, W/S Kelly Park Crip gang activity quickly popped back up on Princeton Street.
With the arrival of crack at the dawn of the 80s, the situation worsens. The money generated by the sale of cocaine allows gangs to arm themselves heavily and gain significant fame. Unemployment being crippling for blacks during this same period, the sale of narcotic drugs became a real option for youth and an easy way for gangs to swell their ranks. The drug brought a new mentality of "eating each other first": a violent and destructive philosophy with the aim of generating money quickly. As the homicide rate increased dramatically, the gangs became increasingly uncontrollable. The Kelly Park Hustlers did not miss the rule and played their own role in this murderous madness. During the outbreak, the gang was fighting a ruthless war with their rivals the Sintown Mafia Crips, and had ongoing beef with almost every Blood and Crip gang on the East Side. After years of violence, the war between Sintown Mafia Crips and the Kelly Park Hustlers gradually calmed down: the new methods used by the LSPD were more effective than ever, damaging criminals and causing many casualties in their ranks. Among these losses are the death of Jamel "Hen-Dog" Gallows, respected member of the Kelly Park Hustler Crips, was shot and killed in front of his house by two Sintown Mafia Crips on June 19, 1986.
Despite the temporary calm during the early 80s, the hatred accumulated on both sides was too strong to consider peace and the war resumed. In 1983, the bloodshed between the two gangs made headlines in the city, shining the spotlight on violence in the southern neighborhoods of Los Santos. The animosity that was taking place in these neighborhoods besieged the normal inhabitants who could no longer let the children out because of the sudden gunshots. With an unprecedented rate of 507 homicides, the city of Los Santos ordered an anti-gang injunction applying to Jefferson and surrounding neighborhoods. Assisted by CRASH, the city needed 5 difficult years to partially uproot the Sintown Mafia Crips, and dramatically affect the Kelly Park Hustler Crips. Thus, the last generation of the gang, the youngest, was left without control or leadership, causing a major imbalance to Jefferson. Until recently. According to the LS Times' Homicide Report , Jefferson was the most dangerous principality for a young African-American in 2018-2019 and the City Hall encircled in response the neighborhood of surveillance cameras. The ongoing efforts of the LSPD against the Kelly Park Hustler Crips gradually led to their decline.
In recent news, the Kelly Park Hustler Crips have been re-announcing their presence within the Kelly Park community through active gang violence with their mortal enemies, the Florencia 13 gang. Over the past couple of years there have been back and forth shootings between the two warring gangs, often resulting in 2 or more people injured for both sides. The most notable murders coming from the rivalry being Darnez "BG K Spyda" Webb and Ashani "No Love" Lee from the 57 KPHCG and Emily "Mousey" Murillo and Javier "Scrappy" Antunez from the Florencia 13 gang. The gang activity between the two factions drew the attention of the law and immediately action was taken against both gangs and successful arrests were carried out. Lately, Kelly Park Crip has also gotten into conflict with their former Washington Street Hustler Crip (80WHC) allies and there were reported shootings between both gangs, only one casualty came as a result of the brief gang conflict, Carvell "Tooty Loc" Braxton.
Identifying The Gang
Detroit Tigers gear is the most often used logo over on the gang's Dogtown clique side of the territory. The clique is the first and biggest clique of the Kelly Park Hustler Crip gang, the clique has been actively taking new recruits in since it started in 1983.
Kansas City Royals gear is the most common gear in the Kelly Park land, it's mostly used by gang members, but is also worn by proud community members of the area. The KC on the logo obviously refers to "Kelly Crip" the gang itself, it's the national Kelly Park logo for all cliques involved.
1. The "K" gang sign is obviously used for throwing up Kelly Park specifically by set. In other areas it could be mistaken for Kitchen Crip.
2. The "7" gang sign is thrown up by the Kelly Park Crips for 57th Avenue, the street that runs down the center of their hood.
3. The "Dogtown" clique gang sign is thrown up exclusively by Dogtown clique members, it is the most commonly used hand sign in the Kelly Park Crip gang as Dogtown is the gang's main clique. In East Los Santos it could also mean Playboys 13's bunny ears, very dangerous to throw up in East Los as this sign is used by many cliques.
4. The "Dogtown" clique hand sign explained: The Kelly Park Crip gang's Dogtown throws up a K and an uppercase D on one hand.