An urban street gang
in Orange County, California.
The name 17th Street Soldiers
from the main road running directly through the Tustin/ Santa Ana area, although they don't limit to this street.
in some aspects, 17SS
has been known to take agression toward opposing
races. Those races being
primarily Blacks and Mexicans.
Not yet extremely well known, 17SS
originaly formed in late
2006 after a few inner city
kids got fed up with seeing their home turf get trashed by violence and gangs.
Originally "FYF" (fuck your freedom
) meaning that it doesnt matter what anyone says about the freedom
given to minorities to come
and go as they please, and that it is ok in society but that its frowned upon in the underground
of the now 17SS crew
as the GK or graveyard krew. Unless you are a founding member of FYF, it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE
to get to the rank of GK.
FYF/ 17SS is run under
a strict and structured hirearchy which promotes
and demotes members
accoring to a strict set of rules. As one climbs the 'ladder' he, or even she (its very rare that
women are inducted into the gang) is let in on more tactical and sensitive information.
Like in most gangs, some members
are given "shorts" or nicknames
, in an effort to hide
their immediate identity. Names such as pYRO and hAVOC have been
linked to the 17SS and are both looked at as apparent heads or GK in the gang.
1]"Oh shit man, you ran across the 17th Street Soldiers?.... no wonder
you got ur ass fucked
2]"17's will tag a fucking bacon wagon if they can get close enough"