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During the 1980s, Southeast Asian youths were being bullied by African-Americans, Hispanics, and Caucasians because they were refugees. In Fresno, the Lao were the first to fight back against the bullies. The Hmong then banned together to fight against the racial attacks on them as well. Before the Hmong formed a gang, the Lao created a gang call Si Kan Bow or Street Killer Boys (S.K.B) in Fresno around early 1985. It was perhaps the first Southeast Asian gang in Fresno County. After winning most of the fights, the S.K.B started to pick on the Hmong youths because they were vulnerable.
The Hmong youths responded back by fighting back the Lao/S.K.B gang. At this time, the Hmong didn’t form a gang yet and wore either kung-fu or ninja-theme clothing to identify themselves. Some of the Hmong youths carried nunchucks as a weapon. Most of the fights were won by the S.K.B and the leftover Hmong who were still willing to fight decided to officially create the first Hmong gang, known as the Cool Lover Boys (C.L.B), sometimes known as California Lover Boys in mid-1985. It was then that the C.L.B won the war against the S.K.B. By 1986, some C.L.B gang members got married, some moved away, and some were in a Hmong soccer team. Those who were really into gang-banging formed the Peace MOD gang in Fresno somewhere in 1986.
The purposes of the gang was simple; to respect and protect each other. Peace MOD was also known for wearing a necklace that read “MOD”, with the “O” designed as a Peace emblem. Most of the local Hmong kids were in the Peace MOD gang, while a small percentage were in another Hmong gang called the Fang Top Killers (F.T.K), originally named Fas Tsis Khes but known as the Fang Boys Gang around 1987. F.T.K was also known as Fuck To Kill and Fresno Top Killers. Majority of F.T.K gang members are from the Fang clan. The reason why F.T.K wasn’t a part of the Peace MOD was because the F.T.K grew up with the S.K.B in the projects.
The S.K.B brainwashed the F.T.K about the other Hmong (Peace MOD), which the F.T.K believed. Because of that, this was the first gang beef between Hmong gangs. Since some Hmong grew up with the S.K.B, some were also a part of the S.K.B after the beef between the S.K.B and C.L.B died out. By early 1988, the Peace MOD had broken up. The reason why the Peace MOD broke up is unclear. It’s been said that there were too many members and only certain people hung out with certain people such as close friends or family members. This is what lead to the separation of the gang as members had their own preferences over certain friends. The older and tougher guys decided to create their own gang around the same time Peace MOD broke off. The first gang to come out of the Peace MOD was the Mongolian Boys Society (M.B.S) 365.
The M.B.S were bullies who picked on former Peace MOD gang members. They would beat them up to show that they were more powerful and superior. By late 1988, some former Peace MOD gang members finally decided to create their own gang to combat against the M.B.S. This is what became the second gang to come out of the Peace MOD, known as the Menace of Destruction (M.O.D) 301. M.O.D were originally called Masters of Destruction before changing it to Men of Destruction, and then to Menace of Destruction. The M.O.D and M.B.S went at war and fought each other with the M.O.D winning despite being outnumbered. Eventually, small pockets of former Peace MOD gang members formed their own little gangs that weren’t too successful and didn’t last too long.
Since M.B.S were the biggest Hmong gang in Fresno at the time and have members in Visalia, M.O.D decided to recruit out of town. Most of the new recruits were from northern California including Sacramento, Stockton, and Merced. In Sacramento, there were no Hmong gangs and so, some Hmong youths joined other Asian gangs such as the Chinese/Vietnamese gang known as the Green Dragons (G.D) and other Asian gangs. As M.O.D arrived, many Hmong youths from the south side of Sacramento joined up with them. Once M.O.D was established in Sacramento, they started to pick on other Hmong youths in Sacramento.
The Hmong youths who were being picked on were from the north side of Sacramento. M.O.D were trying to recruit them but they have turned down the offer many times. The M.O.D got sick of it and decided to beat them up. The Hmong youths from the north side then decided to create their own gang for protection. The gang became known as the Asian Family Gangsters (A.F.G) out of north side Sacramento in 1990. Before becoming a gang, members also fought off against local White and Black kids as they were victims of bullying. Something unique about the A.F.G was that they also had Lao people in the gang. The Lao later broke off of the A.F.G and created their own exclusive Lao gang.
In Stockton, the first Hmong gang was the Sex Maniac Crips (S.M.C). Other Hmong gangs that later started were the Pacific Lover Boys (P.L.B), Her Klan (H.K), and the Farmington Boys (F.B) 78. When M.O.D came through Stockton, majority of the H.K & F.B became M.O.D. Those that still claimed F.B became an ally with M.O.D. Most of the Hmong gangs in Stockton fought against mostly Cambodian gangs because of the high population of Khmer people and Khmer gangs in the area. P.L.B later formed an alliance with the A.F.G while S.M.C relocated themselves into Sacramento and Marysville.
In Merced, the Hmong band Mos Hlub and a Hmong soccer team known as Black Tigers fought against racism which eventually made them turned into a gang. Black Tigers (B.T) was formed in the late 1980’s. When M.O.D came through Merced, they helped out Mos Hlub and recruited them into M.O.D. Mos Hlub basically became the first generation of M.O.D in Merced. Originally, the Black Tigers and M.O.D were cool with each other until a dispute between the gangs led to bad blood. Black Tigers then created a gang called True Blue (T.B) in 1992 from Merced. Eventually, Black Tigers was basically the soccer team and True Blue was the gang. Some T.B eventually relocated themselves into Sacramento in the mid to late 1990’s.
An earlier gang from Merced too was the Orienal Loks / Locs (O.L) in 1991. Originally, a Hmong youth wanted to be M.O.D but he requested to be the gang leader. The M.O.D shut him down with the idea and so he eventually started O.L to go against M.O.D. The origin of the gang started off with different gang names though. Originally known as Blood Brothers (B.B), it then changed to Central Loks (C.L). The reason of the name changes was because of different leaders at the time. The new leader later decided to change the name to O.L and kept it as it is.
Early 1991, M.O.D were involved in a drive-by shooting against the M.B.S in Fresno. Some former Peace MOD and Hmong youths were witnesses to the shooting. They pointed out to police who were involved in the shooting and showed up at court to testify. In retaliation, the M.O.D called out war against those who snitched on them. These Hmong youths then created their own gang that became known as the Oriental Ruthless Boys (O.R.B) 023 out of Fresno in 1991. Their original name was the Oriental Raiders Boys.
By 1992, a Hmong youth wanted to join M.O.D in Fresno but was rejected. Mad because of that, he created his own gang to go against M.O.D. His gang eventually became known as the Unstoppable Criminals (U.S.C) 456. The original name was United States Cuzz and then later Unseen Criminals. The gang started out successfully in the beginning and had some members in Stockton and Sacramento. A.F.G and U.S.C later formed an alliance and ruled Stockton with an iron fist during those days, fighting against Cambodian gangs and Hmong gangs. As A.F.G and P.L.B are cool with each other, a gang call Oroville Mono Boys (O.M.B) 033 was created out of Oroville in 1992 based on the city and the street they were from. Between the three gangs, they are known to be a family gang. The three gangs also formed a new gang called Hmong Nation Society (H.N.S) 475 out of north side Sacramento in 1992.
A year later in 1993, Hmong youths who didn’t had beef with any Hmong gangs hung out with anyone they wished to in Fresno. One day, M.O.D saw these Hmong youths hanging out with the U.S.C gang, a rival to the M.O.D. The M.O.D did not approve of this and jumped those Hmong youths who were hanging out with the U.S.C. These Hmong youths then created their own gang now known as the Asian Crips (A.C) 357. The original name was Asian Connection and it’s been said that there were other Asians in the gang too. Majority of these non-Hmong Asians later left to form their own gang. A.C and U.S.C had a short-lived friendship as they both later started beefing.
Some Hmong youths who were not in a Hmong gang joined up with other Southeast Asian gangs in the 1990’s. In San Diego, most Hmong were a part of the Lao gang known as the Tiny Oriental Crips (T.O.C). Some Hmong also joined an ally Lao gang called the Oriental Killer Boys (O.K.B) 151102 gang in San Diego. Even in Fresno, some Hmong have joined two of the biggest Southeast Asian gangs in the United States. Those two gangs are the Tiny Rascal Gang (T.R.G) 7126 and the Asian Boyz (A.B.Z) 1226. Other cities with T.R.G along with a Hmong population has had some Hmong in the gang too. In Visalia and Merced, the Lao gang known as the Oriental Troops (O.T) 1520 also has Hmong gang members in it too. Speaking of Merced, some Hmong are a part of the Lao gang known as the Home Boys Only (H.B.O) gang as well. In Sacramento, some Hmong joined up with Mien gangs such as the Sacramento Bad Boys (S.B.B) gang and Above the Law (A.T.L) gang. In Richmond, not much Hmong were around there but those that were around, joined with the Lao gang known as the Rich Town Crips (R.T.C) gang.
Other areas where there are Hmong population also had Hmong gangs that formed. In Visalia, some M.B.S gang members moved down there and started their own chapter. The M.B.S in Visalia weren’t just Hmong as other Southeast Asian ethnic joined too including Lahu and Mien. The M.B.S also formed an alliance with O.T because the Mexicans, specifically the Nortenos gang members were picking on the Asians who lived in their neighborhood. The Nortenos main targets were the O.T but since they couldn’t tell the differences between Asians, they also got the M.B.S involved. That’s how the gang beef started with the Nortenos and how the alliance started with O.T. The O.T and M.B.S later started their own subset known as the Lahu Pride Crips (L.P.C), that are a part of the gang family. O.T in Visalia are mainly Lahu but some Mien and Hmong are a part of it too. Fresno O.R.B at one time had a presence in Visalia too but they eventually faded away and went back to Fresno or elsewhere.
Marysville or Yuba County had the Sex Maniac Crips and the Mighty Hmong Boys (M.H.B) gang early on. Chico were filled with H.N.S and Oroville had O.M.B and H.N.S. A gang that later came out of Marysville was the Menace Boys Crew (M.B.C) 313 in 1994, originally named Marysville Boys Crew. The gang is also known as Menace Boy Crips or simply Menace Boyz. From the beginning, the M.O.D and M.B.C had no problem but when M.B.C stole the name “Menace” from the M.O.D gang, M.O.D had warn them to change their name. The reason why M.O.D wanted them to change their name was because if M.B.C got into trouble and claimed “Menace”, M.O.D could get into troubles and problems with other gangs. M.B.C refused to listen and kept the name so the M.O.D decided to jump M.B.C at the Hmong New Year in 1998. That is how the beef between M.O.D and M.B.C started.
M.O.D was known not to have much allies back then, although they formed a lot of smaller or junior sets of M.O.D like the Tiny Little Rascals (T.L.R) based in South Sacramento and Little Rascal Boys (L.R.B) based in Fresno. T.L.R were the younger brothers, cousins, and friends of the M.O.D. Most of them were in elementary schools through middle schools. Once they grow up at a certain age, they become a full fledged M.O.D gang member. The war between M.O.D and T.L.R against A.F.G were intense in 1993. One of M.O.D’s gang member was killed by the A.F.G first. To avenge their fallen gang member, T.L.R gang members stole a car for the M.O.D to use it for a drive-by shooting. M.O.D gang members from the south side of Sacramento went into A.F.G’s turf in the north side of Sacramento in the stolen car. M.O.D gang members was able to kill one A.F.G gang member with a shotgun blast to the head.
M.O.D in Sacramento also beefed heavily with the Lao and Mien gangs at the same time, resulting in death from both sides. M.O.D eventually won the war around mid 1990’s when a few M.O.D gang members were able to murder some Sacramento Bad Boys while being sent to prison. The beef was so bad that meetings set up by social workers between M.O.D and S.B.B to call peace were held a few time. M.O.D also beefed with the local T.R.G in Sacramento. In one instance, a young M.O.D gang member murdered a Hmong gang leader of the T.R.G.
The first Hmong gang killing by gunshot in Fresno was between M.O.D and F.T.K. The F.T.K were able to kill a leader in the M.O.D gang in 1991 at his own apartment complex as he and other M.O.D gang members were hanging out. The trigger person was also related to the M.O.D gang leader that died. Many gang killings in Fresno followed including the death of an U.S.C associate by the hands of the Laos Bloods (L.B) gang in 1993.
Other notable killings were from the gang war between the M.O.D and U.S.C gang. The founder of the U.S.C gang was able to kill two well known M.O.D gang members in Fresno at a separate time in 1993. One M.O.D was killed by a handgun and the other one was killed by a shotgun blast to the head while walking with his young nephew. The founder of the U.S.C gang was later sentenced and sent to prison. Some young M.O.D gang members retaliated by shooting up friends of U.S.C who were suspected U.S.C gang members in 1995. Another shooting from the same M.O.D gang members did was the shooting at an apartment complex where a founding member of the U.S.C gang member lived in 1995. The incident killed two kids who were not gang members and wounded multiple people. The two young (14 & 15 years old) M.O.D gang members were sentenced and sent to prison.
M.O.D and O.R.B war has also led to many death and flesh. Multiple drive-by shootings and home invasions against each other and families were involved. In one incident, M.O.D went to a known O.R.B location and did two separate drive-by shooting within minutes in 1996. Family members and O.R.B gang members were wounded from gunshot but a child was unintentionally killed in the incident. M.O.D gang members were sentenced and sent into prison because of that incident. The gang war has since then spread into the midwest.
Unknown Regulator Crew (U.R.C) 526, formerly known as Unknown Rapist Crew was formed around 1997-1998 in Fresno with their goal to rape young teenage girls. The origin of the gang was that before U.R.C, there were another gang called Fresno Hmong Bloods (F.H.B). The F.H.B came out around 1991 and had beef with M.B.S. Soon, gang members were getting locked up and two members left decided to create a new gang, which became U.R.C. Besides U.R.C, M.B.S were notoriously known for the big sex-rape case from 1997-1998 in Fresno. Many of the main leaders and M.B.S gang members were imprisoned, almost dissolving the gang as a whole. The remaining gang members laid low for a while until new members were recruited again in the mid 2000’s.
Besides Fresno, other tragic deaths and shooting has happened as well. From Sacramento all the way to Chico, the war between H.N.S and M.B.C led to many shootings and killings from both side. The same can be said about the gang beef between south side Sacramento M.O.D against north side Sacramento H.N.S. This has also led to wars between junior clicks such as Young Mafia Society (Y.M.S), which was an M.O.D junior set and Ruthless Brother Gang (R.B.G) 286, which is a part of H.N.S. At the peak of the gang beef was between 2004-2005, also involving the Junior Criminal Crips (J.C.C) 103, M.B.C, and Yang Boyz (Y.B.Z) gangs. J.C.C are the young generation of what’s left over of the U.S.C gang. Once a promise ally, J.C.C and U.S.C are no longer allies with H.N.S. Y.B.Z was another gang a part of the H.N.S gang family.
So many gang shootings and killings that it is hard to keep track of them all. As time moves on, new gang wars approach the streets. U.S.C has gone out in retirement but gang members do show up sporadically in major crimes. T.B and B.T has been quiet for a while, with the last major news was when a Mien Pride Gangsters (M.P.G) gang member from Sacramento killed a True Blue gang member from Sacramento as well during a shootout in 2008.
Today, depending on the area, certain Hmong gangs are active. In Fresno, the main gangs left are A.C, M.B.S, and U.R.C. The M.O.D’s are still around but mainly active during the Hmong New Year celebrations. The O.R.B’s are about making money nowadays, involving in meth usage and dealing, as well as auto-thefts. Another gang in Fresno is the Hmong Thug (H.T) 117 gang. The gang had a lot of older brothers, relatives, and cousins in the M.B.S gang. The two gangs hang out with each other and are allies. In Sacramento, the north side consists of H.N.S and R.B.G only. The south side consists of M.O.D and J.C.C. Some smaller pockets of M.B.C and M.B.S are also located in the south side. It’s been said lately that J.C.C and H.N.S has been killing M.O.D gang members without a trace of evidence these past few years in Sacramento.
In Merced, the main Hmong gangs nowadays are M.O.D and A.C. Some T.B are still around but inactive in gang activities. Some Hmong in H.B.O and O.T also exists in the city. In Stockton, it's mostly M.O.D and Farmington Boys. In Chico and Marysville, the main gangs are H.N.S & M.B.C. In Oroville, it’s only H.N.S although some Hmong youths did have a gang called Gangster 4 Life (G.4.L) in the city. Other areas such as Visalia and San Diego consists of Hmong people in non-Hmong gangs. In Visalia, the Hmong are either in the Hmong gang M.B.S or O.T. In San Diego, the Hmong are in Lao gangs such as T.O.C and O.K.B. Although there is a small Hmong gang in San Diego called Mong Bloods (M.B). Also in Eureka, there is a Hmong gang called 707 Bloods who mainly beefs with white gangs in the area.Minnesota:
Depending on the location, Hmong gangs had its own origin and reasons in Wisconsin. Later, gangs from Minnesota and California migrated to Wisconsin. Specifically in certain areas, Hmong gangs started to form.
Around the Wausau area, the Asian Knights (A.K) were the first. Before that, many Hmong youths were defending themselves from the racial environment. Some Hmong youths started to get into trouble by getting involved in burglaries as well. The A.K were also documented as the first people involved in a drive-by shooting in Wausau. The shooting was based on the A.K and the rival Lao gang call Laotian Posse (L.P) in Wausau where several shootings occurred but no one was injured in 1993. By the early-mid 1990's, California Hmong gangs showed up in Wausau. Those gangs included Menace of Destruction (M.O.D) 301, Asian Crips ( A.C) 13, & Oriental Ruthless Boys (O.R.B) 023.
M.O.D & A.K kicked with each other and had no beef. Most A.K gang members grew out of it by the mid 1990's. Those who was still into gang banging were recruited into M.O.D. Other gangs around were the Asian Neutral Boys (A.N.B) 213. They were known to be Crips but claimed the color yellow instead of blue. They later started wearing black & yellow and then transformed it into blue & yellow. Either pattern of colors are still common within the gang.
Some Minnesota gangsters came to Wausau and started to recruit Hmong youths in the early 1990s also; like the Immortal Bloods (I.B) 113 which started big in Wausau. Soon the gang rivaled the Oriental Ruthless Boys and made a lot of enemies with other Hmong gangs like the Asian Neutral Boys, Young Ruthless Boys (Y.R.B), and Playaz Clubs (P.C). Most likely, Playaz Clubs and Immortal Bloods would meet each other at bars and clubs where they end up fighting. This also happens to any other Hmong gangs in general that are a rival to the Playaz Clubs.
The Young Ruthless Boys was started by an O.R.B gang member who wanted to start his own gang. He recruited many people of different race including Hmong, White, and Black to join with him. The gang later grew out just to be a Hmong gang, with a few other races left in the gang. Y.R.B are usually mistaken as an O.R.B Jr. click but the fact is, Y.R.B was only created by an O.R.B gang member. Y.R.B are also “EBK” or “Everybody Killer”. Meaning, they have no love for no gangs and are at war with all of them.
The Playaz Clubs was initially just a party crew. It was a group of friends who liked to party and one day they were accused of being a gang. As time grew by, the P.C decided to make it official by turning themselves from a party crew into a gang. They still party hard as usual, hanging at the bar or throwing house parties. If they don’t recognize you or think you’re from a rival gang, they will be hostile and jump you.
During the 1990's though, the California Hmong gangs such as the Menace of Destruction, Asian Crips, and Oriental Ruthless Boys were making a name for themselves in Wisconsin. M.O.D's was involved in a 1994 stabbing of a bouncer in the Wausau area. The M.O.D also beefed with the White/Black Gangster Disciples (G.D) set in Wausau, which led to a no firework show on July 4th, 1995 because the police feared gunshots between the two. M.O.D was also beefing with the Laotian Posse, which ended up in two separate shootings where no one got hurt in 1995.
The Asian Crips made a name for themselves by getting involved in a shootout in Green Bay. In 1998, a Hmong New Year was being held in Green Bay. Wausau's and Green Bay’s A.C showed up looking for rival gang members when they spotted three young White Tigers (W.T) 2320 from the Manitowoc area. The A.C ended up beating up the three boys with weapons and shooting at them point blank. One of the W.T was hit and survived but paralyzed.
Wausau's O.R.B's was responsible for a homicide in Wausau in 1999. A young O.R.B gang member killed the leader of the A.C gang in a drive-by shooting with each of their cars from side to side. The O.R.B gang member was later caught in North Carolina. Overall, between those three gangs, they were all beefing with each other also. For instance, O.R.B's were involved in a drive-by shooting of a young M.O.D gang member in 2002, also wounding an innocent victim. This led to a retaliation where the M.O.D's stabbed an O.R.B gang member at a house party and where another M.O.D gang member shot up three people in the house with a shotgun. Some of these M.O.D gang members were from Wausau, Minnesota, and California. All survived the incidents in 2002.
Oriental True Bloods (O.T.B) 013 was later formed as an alliance or younger generation of the Immortal Bloods. During this time in 1999-2001, with the downfall and loss of A.C’s leader, the local Blood gangs took over. This included I.B, O.T.B, and True Asian Bloods (T.A.B) 241 in which Wausau was dubbed as a “Blood Town” for awhile.
In the meantime, younger generation started up a gang call the Hmong Boy Love (H.B.L) 437, sometimes known as Home Boy Love in the mid 2000’s. The gang didn’t started out as a gang and was a joke but it soon got serious. These youths got involved with fights against the local White/Black Gangster Disciples (G.D) gang members as well as getting into burglaries.
The Asian Neutral Boys and Immortal Bloods rivalry ignited more when the Hmong Boy Love gang disbanded. Most members were known to have flip flopped into either A.N.B or I.B/O.T.B. It soon led to an Immortal Bloods/Oriental True Bloods gang member stabbing an Asian Neutral Boys gang member at a house party when both gangs met by chance in 2010.
Today, Asian Neutral Boys are known to be the biggest gang in Wausau. Oroville Mono Boys (O.M.B) 033 are known as the most active gang in Wausau today though. They are mostly at parties and the Hmong New Year celebration where they look for rival gang members to jump and fight with. The most recent Hmong gang news on the media in Wausau involved a young 15 years old O.T.B gang member stabbing and killing a rival black/white gang member of a Black/Hispanic gang call Young Reckless Squad (Y.R.S) in 2015.
M.O.D & O.R.B are still around but not really active in violent crimes no more as most are married and O.G's. Once in awhile, a fight may occur between the gangs or against someone else. It is said that A.C are still around but are on the same status as M.O.D & O.R.B but they are mostly unheard of today in the Wausau area.
Many of the drugs (meth especially) in the Wausau area are the results of Hmong gang members dealing it and bringing it from Minnesota. Some of the Hmong gangs who brought over meth from Minnesota was the Menace of Destruction and Immortal Bloods. A lot of Hmong gang members from different Hmong gangs have been busted with drugs in recent years.
There are many Hmong gangs located in the Wausau area at the moment, approximately 20 or more different clicks but not all are active.
La Crosse/Onalaska/Holmen -
Started off with the Young Cholo Lovers (Y.C.L) around 1990 who protected each other from other race who picked on the new Hmong immigrant. Earned their name due to the way they dressed. The group was said to have been disguised as a Hip-Hop/Rap group in order to not be accused of being a gang. Y.C.L picked up their gang habit from the White Tigers (W.T) 2320 from the Twin Cities who visited local Hmong kids in La Crosse around 1989 before Y.C.L was created.
Both gangs soon formed an alliance and both were involved in breaking into a gun store and burglaries to obtain firearms in 1992-1993. Members from both sides were later caught and convicted. All guns were recovered as well. Members of the Y.C.L were also going to prison for robberies including three young Y.C.L gang members robbing a laundromat in 1991. They were later caught and convicted. A Y.C.L gang member involved in that incident went to prison was recruited to a new gang call Imperial Gangsters (I.G) 97 (Hispanic gang). As he got out of prison in 1994, he started to recruit Hmong members into the gang. The I.G's eventually became a Hmong gang based in La Crosse but they still had connection to the real I.G's.
Gangs from Minnesota like the Tiny Man Crew (T.M.C) soon came to La Crosse. This lead to a big war between the Tiny Man Crew and the Imperial Gangsters as it started out in Minnesota. The Minnesota T.M.C was responsible of shooting up a house and killing a La Crosse boy who was also a brother of a T.M.C from La Crosse and a possible member of the I.G. Another person was hit, who was a member of I.G too from Milwaukee but possibly an A.C gang member at the time. The T.M.C was aiming at the White Tigers but unbeknownst to them, they killed and wounded two I.G's instead who was at the same place the W.T was at for the Minnesota New Year in 1994.
Multiple fights and shootings occurred in 1995. Two of the more famous shootings between the two gang was the one in the summer of 1995 where an I.G shot up at a T.M.C gang member in broad daylight at a park. This was the first time a shootout between the two gangs where someone actually got hit. The victim survived the incident. Another one was in the Fall of 1995 where an unknown T.M.C gang member retaliated and shot-up a car full of I.G's after leaving a party. No one was harmed in the incident. The reasons why there were so many guns out during that time was because the T.M.C was responsible of hitting up a gun store in Iowa during 1994, stealing at least 70-80 guns. Some of the guns were later recovered.
Asian Outkast (A.O) was also one of the earlier gang in La Crosse who was at war with T.M.C too. A.O was known for rapes of young Hmong teenagers. Members were later convicted of those crimes. It was said that A.O also had a lot of guns but were never able to use them because no one was really ever heavily into war with them, so the guns went to waste. Even the beef with T.M.C didn’t escalate into any shootouts because both sides were just waiting for one another to shoot first.
True Asian Bloods (T.A.B) 241 branched out of Tiny Man Crew to fight against Imperial Gangsters but fled too many fights and were nicknamed "T.M.C Rejects" around 1995. By 1997, the I.G's was involved in a stabbing of two T.M.C gang member because of the 1995 incidents.
Crazy Hmong Boys (C.H.B) 643 was soon created by the Hmong clans of "Vue" intimidating the 'Crazy" in the name. The original C.H.B gang member from Fresno moved down and started to recruit Hmong people into C.H.B which became a success in La Crosse. Asian Crips (A.C) 357 was a former ally too from Fresno but decided to become a close ally with them again in Milwaukee to La Crosse around 2000 when C.H.B came to Wisconsin.
True Asian Bloods and Crazy Hmong Boys are known to be long time rivals with a never ending war. T.A.B were known to be meth heads and forcibly initiated Hmong kids into their gang. T.A.B was also known to have fought with a white Blood set known as North Side Bloods (N.S.B) at schools but they eventually called peace and became allied. Soon, gangs was formed to protect each other from T.A.B such as Crip Juniors (C.J) and True Ghetto Thugs (T.G.T) around 2002-2003.
In the meantime, project housings was filled with Hmong youths who later created their own gang after the Crazy Hmong Boys randomly picked on them. They became known as the New Generation Gangsters (N.G.G) in 2007. With them and the True Asian Bloods being enemies to the Crazy Hmong Boys, it was easy for both of the gangs to become allies since one of the member in N.G.G knew a T.A.B gang member and was close with him. Although New Generation Gangsters are Crips and True Asian Bloods are Bloods, it didn't matter to them since they were both against Crazy Hmong Boys which are also Crips. This led to a rumble at the 2008 La Crosse Hmong New Year where T.A.B & N.G.G fought against La Crosse & Milwaukee C.H.B where one of the C.H.B pulled out a handgun and shot once in the ground.
The beef between C.H.B & T.A.B created problems to the community. Most C.H.B successfully jumped T.A.B gang members while T.A.B had a fair share of exchanges around 2006-2009. It also led to a graffiti war where the media complained about it in 2008. It also led a drive-by shooting from the C.H.B to the T.A.B in 2009. No one was hurt in the incident. C.H.B also had war with the local Gangster Disciples (G.D) and fought them hard and won the war. N.G.G had a brief problem with G.D for a while too.
For a brief time, C.H.B went to war with I.G in 2010/2011. Both gangs traditionally never beefed but this instance involved in a fight at the bar when La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Minnesota I.G along with their allies Hmong Pride (H.P) 46 from Minnesota jumped a C.H.B gang member after some drunk dispute. With this happening, the C.H.B called war against I.G leaving a lot of I.G moving out of La Crosse due to the fact that they don’t have anymore younger guys to put in work for them.
Today, Crazy Hmong Boys are on top in La Crosse with the most members and most feared gang in La Crosse. They were known for the infamous shooting and killing of Sara Hougom in 2012. True Asian Bloods are known to be a dying breed in La Crosse now since most of its gang members either left the gang, locked up, or moved away for their safety. Most T.A.B as of right now are getting caught in the drug trade by law enforcement for many meth possession and meth dealing. New Generation Gangsters and Crazy Hmong Boys are known to call a truth since 2012 although not all members from both gangs agrees with it, the beef has totally been soften ever since. All the other Hmong gangs mentioned in La Crosse are no longer active today although there might be some OG’s from A.O, I.G, & T.M.C still in the city.
The Asian Knights (A.K) started off here successfully. They were known for a drive-by homicide killing of a normal Hispanic citizen who was against gangs in his neighborhood in 1993. The alleged triggerman was actually a Menace of Destruction (M.O.D) gang member originally from Fresno who moved to Wausau. The driver was an A.K gang member from Minnesota. Soon, the gang died out and other gangs started to come out. Those who grew out of A.K didn’t get involved in gang activities anymore. Those who were still into it, got recruited into Asian Crips (A.C) 13 as it was newly formed/arrived from Fresno but it didn’t have any real connection yet. Some Hmong kids were even in the nationwide Latin Kings (L.K) (Hispanic gang) gang when there were no Hmong gangs yet.
Blood gangs like the Asian Blood Brothers (A.B.B) and 414 MOB exited in 1995. The 414 MOB liked to tat themselves "DAD" as a disguise to their gang, gang #, or area code, "414". Most 414 MOB eventually evolve into a new gang known as Stay Under Ground (S.U.G) in 1997. Eventually, all S.U.G gang members turned into Imperial Gangsters (I.G) 97. The Asian Blood Brothers eventually became known as the Asian Dickey Crew (based on the clothing line) or Asian Deuce Crew (A.D.C).
Crip gangs like Bad Boy Crips (B.B.C) 223, True Asian Crips (T.A.C), and True Oriental Gangsters (T.O.G) existed too. Originally, B.B.C only accepted the Yang clan into their gang but they later started accepting all of the clan name. They were also known to tattoo themselves with a three leaf clover for good luck. B.B.C beefed with S.U.G in the early days because of the breakage of the A.K gang that created new ones like B.B.C and S.U.G who knew each other. When the main S.U.G became I.G, there was beef between B.B.C and I.G. Some B.B.C was involved in a shootout where a young B.B.C gang member was responsible of shooting up the rival Laotian Posse (L.P) gang. In retaliation, three L.P gang member caught a young gang member who they thought was a B.B.C gang member. The gang member was playing basketball when a L.P gang member killed him by shooting him up in broad daylight at a park in 1999 with an assault rifle. The news media reported the victim was a B.B.C gang member but the victim was actually a Hmong Nation Society (H.N.S) 475 gang member. B.B.C was also involved in a shootout after two of them was confronted by I.G gang members in 2003.
Other gangs such as the Krazy Asian Boys (K.A.B), also known as Nation Wide (N.Dub), and Loco Asian Boys (L.A.B) started to bang in Milwaukee too. L.A.B and A.D.C beefed with each other but weren’t that active. K.A.B was the gang name, but the N.Dub name is far more familiar with everyone. K.A.B or N.Dub was a gang in disguise, who looked up to M.O.D but didn’t want to exactly let M.O.D knew who they were, in fear of gang destruction. Out of respect, M.O.D sees them as an ally.
Imperial Gangsters, Asian Crips, and Menace of Destruction came around the mid 1990's. The original A.C was A.C 13 because they didn’t have real ties with A.C 357 at the time despite the fact that the starter was from California. Soon, the real A.C 357 came to Milwaukee to reunite all the A.C into one as A.C 357. The war between A.C & M.O.D in Milwaukee dated back in the 1990's. It lead to an A.C committing a homicide by drive-by shooting at two Hmong teenagers. One died and the other was not hurt. The teenager that died in 1999 was not a gang member while the other one had an older brother in M.O.D, but he was not one.
The M.O.D came into Milwaukee in 1996. The gang member was originally a Tiny Little Rascals (T.L.R) gang member from Sacramento. T.L.R was a M.O.D Jr. gang. The M.O.D OG’s from California wanted him to start up M.O.D in Milwaukee. This lead to him meeting with two senior M.O.D gang members and having approval over Minnesota M.O.D in letting him starting his own M.O.D chapter in Milwaukee.
I.G was also involved in a 2001-2002 burglaries spree that mostly was based on the countryside or rural area of nearby counties. They were eventually caught from a ride back from Minnesota with some stolen properties including guns. The law enforcement later determined who was involved and how many home invasions occurred.
Crazy Hmong Boys (C.H.B) 643 came around the year 2000 after a Fresno C.H.B moved in town and started recruiting. The Asian Crips soon formed an alliance with the C.H.B again as they called it off back in Fresno to go against the Menace of Destruction. Menace of Destruction were known to greatly hate both the Imperial Gangsters and the Asian Crips while A.C were known to hate M.O.D, Loco Asian Boys, and Bad Boy Crips too since they both (L.A.B & B.B.C) formed an alliance. It is said that the Bad Boy Crips changed there name to "Bad Boy Crew" after some members found out they were related to other Blood gangs in Michigan; Asian King Posse (A.K.P) 116.
The war between M.O.D & A.C became a full blast around 2004-2009. Multiple drive-by shootings and shootings between the two gangs resulted in more than 120 shootings alone. It also resulted in A.C shooting up M.O.D alliance such as Young N Dangerous (Y.N.D) 906 and K.A.B or N-Dub. K.A.B or N-Dub was also responsible for a few drive-by shootings at A.C as well while Y.N.D was known for drug dealing. The alliance between Y.N.D & M.O.D was strictly based in Milwaukee only and mostly about drugs. M.O.D was also known for beating up and stabbing rival gang members or those who wore rival gang member's color. M.O.D was also recruiting heavily such as by absorbing the Oriental Bloods (O.B) gang into M.O.D as a whole in 2006. A.C was also known for recruiting outside race including White and Black males.
The ultimate demise between the M.O.D & A.C war was when M.O.D were indicted by the feds federally and criminally for the shootings, beatings, stabbings, burglaries, drug dealings, and gun dealings they committed. These were the results of snitchers from both side of A.C and M.O.D which made it easier for police to figure out what happened or who to look for.
M.O.D and B.B.C traditionally didn’t beef because some knew each other but a dispute later changed that. The war between them weren’t too intense and later the beef between them were called off for because some M.O.D and B.B.C were related. B.B.C later stopped with the gang-banging and were more into business such as giving drugs and guns to A.C.
Currently, M.O.D are on the down low in Milwaukee. A.C are also on the same page but are deeper than M.O.D. C.H.B is most likely the surviving Hmong gang around in Milwaukee as they have more younger gang members around. The other gangs mentioned such as B.B.C, I.G, and K.A.B or N.Dub are mostly inactive now with some still in the prison system and residing in the city.
Manitowoc/Two Rivers -
Kue Gang Brothers (K.G.B) started off here and soon they broke off as the Menyuab Laib Connection (M.L.C) in the 1990's. They were known to be Bloods and affiliates with the Young N Dangerous (Y.N.D) 906; Blood set known to be wearing the color yellow instead of red. The city also once had M.O.D in the city in the early-mid 1990's but most of them were caught for the crimes they committed such as breaking into a gun store to obtain firearms in 1994 and so, M.O.D never really established itself here. Many Hmong gang members in Manitowoc has been involved in many burglaries and drug dealings throughout the years.
M.L.C and Y.N.D are known to fight against a lot of Hispanics in their city. Whites and Blacks also occurs once in awhile. These incidents are either gang-related or just regular fights. Most of these fights includes weapons and fists. These fights occurred at parks, the streets, or at the bars.
M.L.C and Y.N.D are also known to be a big time rival with Sheboygan's local Hmong gang call Sheboygan Boy Gangsters (S.B.G) as Manitowoc and Sheboygan people hate each other greatly because of this. What also spiked the rivalry was when some girls who used to hang out with Y.N.D & M.L.C started to hang out with S.B.G instead. There were some S.B.G located in Manitowoc too.
Other Hmong gangs that had a presence in Manitowoc was Asian Bloods (A.B) 12, Bad Boy Crips (B.B.C) 223, and Imperial Gangsters (I.G) 97.
In Two Rivers, a city close to Manitowoc, there was a small Asian Crip Killers (A.C.K) 461 set too. As of right now, Y.N.D & M.L.C will probably always be there as they are hostile towards new faces. In 2012, a non-Hmong (Khmer) Y.N.D gang member stabbed a rival white gang member in the gang call Beating Down Sorry Kids (B.D.S.K) at a house party. The Y.N.D gang member was eventually convicted. Just recently, two Asian Crips (A.C) 357 gang member from Minnesota was responsible for a homicide by shooting up an elder Hmong man during the early morning in 2016. One of the A.C is half White and half Korean is currently going through court while the other A.C gang member who is Hmong, is a wanted fugitive.
Green Bay -
Not exactly sure about Green Bay’s origin but perhaps the first Hmong gang in Green Bay was the Kue Gang Brothers (K.G.B) created by the Kue clan. The gang eventually dissolved and turned into Menyuab Laib Connection (M.L.C) gang in Manitowoc in the 1990’s.
In 1994, some California Menace of Destruction (M.O.D) 301 moved to Green Bay and was responsible of an armed robbery. As police chased them, they shot back at the police officers. One of the M.O.D gang members was eventually convicted of the crime, including attempted 1st degree intentional homicide.
Soon, Tiny Man Crew (T.M.C) and Asian Crips (A.C) 13 showed up. T.M.C was involved in a 1994 attempted homicide. A.C was also involved in an attempted homicide as well in 1996 as two A.C gang members shot up at the T.M.C. One was from Minnesota and the other one was from Green Bay. Both were convicted but the attempted homicide charge were dropped.
In 1998 at the Green Bay New Year, Wausau’s and Green Bay’s A.C were responsible of beating up three young White Tigers (W.T) from the Manitowoc area with weapons. As the W.T fled, a Wausau A.C shot at them, hitting one and paralyzing the W.T.
Soon, Oriental Ruthless Boys (O.R.B) 023 gang showed up in Green Bay as well in the 1990’s and was at war against A.C. A.C was deeper though and was also involved in a drive-by shooting in 2001. O.R.B was also responsible of a home invasion in 1996. The T.M.C was also at war with the local Black/White Gangster Disciples (G.D). The Crazy Mong Boys (C.M.B) 312 gang was also present in Green Bay and was cool with the M.O.D in Green Bay. The Imperial Gangsters (I.G) 97 is also in Green Bay, but not by much.
The Outlaw Bloods (O.L.B) gang was originally a Khmer gang from Los Angeles known was the Oriental Lazy Boys gang. As the gang transplanted into the midwest, the Hmong was recruited into the gang and the gang name changed depending on the area you’re from. Although O.L.B are Bloods, and A.C are Crips, both of the gangs never beefed traditionally because they had members who were related to each other.
The Bloods Brothers (B.B) gang branched out of the T.M.C gang gang as the T.M.C grew out of the gang scene. B.B was at war with Brotherhood Crips (B.H.C), a Crip gang that was created by the A.C. The gang beef led to a fight at the Sheboygan New Year in 2008 in which the B.B won the fight against B.H.C.
The Hmong gang scene in Green Bay died out because most people grew out of it or a lot of them gang members got into the drug trade. Nowadays, many Hmong gang members in Green Bay has been caught with meth and with the intent to sell them. Some B.B gang members had trouble within their own gang which caused them to be inactive in gang activities but some members were charged and convicted of drug dealings. All B.H.C turned into A.C when A.C decided to recruit them all into one.
Recently, an I.G gang member was arrested for the string of crimes he committed. Those crimes included kidnapping a fellow, demanding him to tell him a location of someone, driving too fast for the roads resulting in a car crash, and then getting into a shootout with a fellow which caused injuries from both side in 2016.
The racial tension on the streets and school started the Hmong gang scene in Sheboygan. The first was perhaps the Tiny Oriental Boys (T.O.B) gang to go against the racism in the early 1990’s. They eventually beefed with the local Latin Kings (L.K) gang as they were also picking on them. This led to fights and stabbing where a young T.O.B stabbed a L.K gang member.
Soon the T.O.B grew out of it and other local Hmong gangs started to show up. The deepest of them all is the Sheboygan Boy Gangsters (S.B.G) 589, known for throwing up the triangle gang sign. California Hmong gangs eventually came to including Menace of Destruction (M.O.D) 301, Asian Crips (A.C) 13, Oriental Ruthless Boys (O.R.B) 023 but the most successful of them all was the Hmong Nation Society (H.N.S) 475.
Among those west-coast gangs, H.N.S is the only one still active. M.O.D was eventually made-up by Milwaukee’s M.O.D and some local members, with the goal to sell firearms for money. A.C didn’t do much but beefed with H.N.S although both gangs didn’t beef traditionally in California. O.R.B is around Sheboygan but not much. Some of the main O.R.B were caught in a gun shop robberies.
Many Hmong gangs resides in Sheboygan including 920 Bloods (9.2.0), Asian Bloods (A.B) 12, Asian Neutral Boys (A.N.B) 213, Blood Brothers (B.B), Imperial Gangsters (I.G) 97, Menyuab Laib Connection (M.L.C), Young N Dangerous (Y.N.D) 906, among others. Although they have presence, they weren’t involved in any major crimes among the city of Sheboygan. Some gangs later went inactive.
Some other Hmong gangs that came through to Sheboygan included the Michigan Asian King Posse (A.K.P) or 116 Bloods (1.1.6) gang. They were responsible of kidnapping young Hmong teenagers in 1999 during a Sheboygan New Year where they took them to Michigan and raped them. The girls eventually escaped from the A.K.P or 1.1.6 gang.
The Unknown Regulator Crew (U.R.C) 526 gang is also present in Sheboygan. The U.R.C gang is originally from Fresno. There aren’t much members in Sheboygan and are secretly known to many in Sheboygan alone.
H.N.S was also involved in prostitution in which a couple was caught in 2003 for providing a place for H.N.S gang members to involve and promote prostitution.
S.B.G and H.N.S beefed simply because S.B.G are Crips and H.N.S are Bloods (depending where you’re from, H.N.S are either Crip or Blood). The beef involved in many fights. At the same time, S.B.G are beefing with M.L.C and Y.N.D from Manitowoc based on a city vs city kind of beef turned into a gang beef. The beef also ignited when girls who used to hang out with M.L.C and Y.N.D started to hang out with S.B.G. Many fights occurred between them too. S.B.G were also involved in bar fights.
In 2007, Milwaukee’s and Sheboygan’s M.O.D were involved in a gang fight along with A.C, H.N.S, and S.B.G gang during the 2007 Sheboygan Tournament. Later that night at the night party, the M.O.D was responsible of stabbing and beating up S.B.G gang members and associates. That same year, M.O.D gang members was caught and convicted of possession of firearms illegally. In 2009, M.O.D was responsible of a drive-by shooting at H.N.S. In 2010, two originally Milwaukee M.O.D gang members who moved to Sheboygan was indicted along with other M.O.D gang members for the crimes they committed.
The beef between S.B.G and H.N.S also lead to the creation of a younger version of the S.B.G known as Riders or Ryders. Riders/Ryders was a party crew, threw up parties and was eventually accused of being a gang so they turned into a gang. Riders/Ryders and H.N.S beefed which resulted in a school fight in 2010 where a H.N.S was responsible of beating up a Riders/Ryders brother. The beef escalated when Riders/Ryders gang members caught a H.N.S by himself and jumped him with weapons, sending him to the hospital. H.N.S was also responsible of stabbing a rival gang member in the foot that same year too.
The problems with S.B.G & Riders/Ryders against H.N.S grew which resulted in a homicide in 2012. A H.N.S was responsible of killing a friend of the Riders/Ryders gang when they confronted the H.N.S gang member at the parking lot. The H.N.S gang member was convicted and sent to prison.
In 2014, Milwaukee A.C 357 came to Sheoboygan looking for rival gangs. At a park, they spotted a man in a red shirt and asked him what gang he belonged to. The victim denied any gang membership which resulted in a gang fight. An A.C gang member eventually opened up and fired at the victim. The A.C shooter was eventually caught and convicted for the shooting. The victim said he was a former S.B.G gang member.
Nowadays, Hmong gang members in Sheboygan are into drug dealing especially meth. Recently in 2016, an O.R.B gang member was charged and convicted of burglaries and drug dealing. An M.O.D gang member from Appleton was also convicted for prostitution including prostituting teenagers in Sheboygan in 2015. The only gang really left in Sheboygan are H.N.S, S.B.G, and Riders/Ryders. H.N.S younger gang members get into fights here and there at local parties. S.B.G are OG’s, kicking back only. While Riders/Ryders still host local house parties. The other gangs (O.R.B, A.N.B, etc.) are still around but not active in gang activities. If they were, it’s mostly drug crimes.
The Asian Royal Crips (A.R.C) was the first Hmong gang in Oshkosh in the early 1990’s. They were known for burglaries and fighting off the racism. Eventually, other gang was created such as the Asian Crip Killers (A.C.K) 461.
California Hmong gangs came to Oshkosh during the mid-1990’s as well including Menace of Destruction (M.O.D) 301, Asian Crips (A.C) 13, and Oriental Ruthless Boys (O.R.B) 023. The M.O.D and A.C.K formed an alliance they knew each other, which also resulted in some more M.O.D gang members in Oshkosh because some A.C.K joined M.O.D. A.C didn’t do much but allied with local Crip set. O.R.B was mostly active in the 1990’s mostly including a shootout in 1996. That same year, the A.R.C was responsible of jumping out a female gang member of theirs out of the gang. There were also some gang shootings in the 1990’s.
Other Hmong gangs resided in Oshkosh, including Asian Bloods (A.B) 12, Asian King Posse (A.K.P) 116, Crazy Crip Boys (C.C.B), Crazy Mong Boys (C.M.B) 312, Fox City Bloods (F.C.B), Tiny Man Crew (T.M.C), among others. Most of these gangs never really made an impact by committing major crimes in Oshkosh but had presence in the area.
Eventually A.R.C grew out of the gang scene and the rise of A.C.K along with their allies M.O.D came. Imperial Gangsters (I.G) 97 later existed in the city which resulted in gang disputes between A.C.K/M.O.D against I.G. This led to an I.G gang member stabbing at an A.C.K gang member in 2004. In 2007, there was also a big fight between A.C.K and I.G on the streets because of past gang disputes.
In 2006, Manitowoc Young N Dangerous (Y.N.D) 906 gang members was responsible of a drug deal gone wrong in Menasha. The Y.N.D had entered the wrong motel room and attacked three individuals before the three victims escaped and locked themselves into the bathroom. One of the Y.N.D gang members took out a gun and shot at the door, wounding all three but survived. The Y.N.D gang member was eventually caught in Fresno, California in 2008 after being on America’s Most Wanted on T.V.
In 2011, four Sheboygan Hmong Nation Society (H.N.S) gang members was responsible of a fight at a restaurant. After the brawl, they went outside and the H.N.S gang member took out his gun and shot at the victims. Everybody was eventually caught and convicted except for the shooter, who is a wanted fugitive.
Today in Oshkosh, many Hmong gangs and gang members have left that life behind. If there was gang activities, it usually came from out of town gang members. Even the Hmong gang members in Oshkosh aren’t really into drug-dealing over here as other counties it is more common for gang members to be involved in the drug-trade. To say the least, the Hmong gangs left in Oshkosh are A.C.K, along with a few others.
Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls -
Madison/Sun Prairie -
Stevens Point/Plover -
Fond du Lac -
Superior -Hudson/River Falls -
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