are one of the two largest Los Angeles, California
. The Bloods, as with their rivals the Crips
, are largely African American
. Due to the loose network of territorial gangs, there are significant differences between the various cliques. The Bloods are identified by the red color worn by their members. While there have been bloody rivalries between the Crips and Bloods, a peace treaty
was recently negotiated, prompting a Nobel Peace Prize
nomination. The gangs have branched out throughout the United States
and even internationally. During the 1990's some Blood gangs in the New York City
area became infamous for a spate of slashings of people on the street.