|Founded in or near Uptown
The Outlaw Bloods were born out of the Vietnamese community in the Uptown neighborhood. In the 1970s south east Asian immigrants migrated to the area of Argyle Street between Leland and Sheridan. By the mid-1970s this area became known as Vietnamese Town and by the late 1970s this part of Argyle was lined with Vietnamese businesses. by the early or mid-1980s a Asian gang had formed at Leland and Sheridan known as the Loco Boys that defended the area against attacks from outside gangs from Uptown. These youths tangled with Brazers, Black Gangster Disciples and Spanish Gangster Disciples.
In the year 1987 under the Vietnamese Amerasian Homecoming Act the United States Government continued to settle Vietnamese refugees that were from reeducation camp detainees and Amer-Asians. As young Vietnamese teenagers came to Uptown they soon ran into gangs like Brazers, Black Gangster Disciples and other gangs affiliated with the Folks. Vietnamese teens clashed with the Folks and were often bullied by them. Some Vietnamese youths joined the Flip City Kings while others joined the Loco Boys but others connected with the notorious Bloods gang from Los Angeles. Some Vietnamese youths migrated from Los Angeles and/or had family in southern California that had ties to the notorious Bloods street gang. These Uptown youths were also residing very close to the Black P Stones north of Leland. These youths connected with both the Bloods and Black P Stones and became the Outlaw Bloods. The Outlaw Bloods then joined the People alliance and became a strong force by the early 1990s.
Eventually the Outlaw Bloods absorbed the Loco Boys creating the Outlaw Loco Bloods.
The Outlaw Bloods lasted through the 1990s and possibly some of the 2000s but I do not think they are active.
Outlaw Bloods mid-1980s-2000s
Broadway to Sheridan, Argyle to Leland mid-1980s-2000s