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Published: Tuesday, 4/30/2013

BATTLE LINES: GANGS OF TOLEDO

GLOSSARY OF COMMON GANG TERMS

Goons: friends.

Hit licks: to make a lot of money in a short amount of time – oftentimes a robbery.

Homies: friends.

Hustle: a way of making money; could mean to sell drugs.

I'd in: to be initiated into a gang; oftentimes involves being beaten.

Jumped: a beating, sometimes part of an initiation.

Nation: refers to national gangs like the Bloods, Crips, and Folks.

Neutron: someone who is not in a gang; a neutral person.

Put in work: anything to earn money or respect.

Sexed in: a female having sex with one or more current gang members in order to be admitted to the gang.

Snitch: someone who talks about criminal activity or shares information about a gang to someone outside the gang.

White west: a large part of West Toledo including most of the Washington Local School District.



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