The Savage Skulls were a mostly Hispanic American and African American street gang started in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx during the late 1960s, gaining popularity in the 1970s.
The gang declared war on the drug dealers operating in the Hunts Point area in the early 1970s, and was also involved in a number of running battles with rival gangs, including the Seven Immortals, Savage Nomads, and Dirty Dozen.
The gang was photographed by Jean-Pierre Laffont in 1972 and were the subject of the 1979 documentary film 80 Blocks From Tiffany's. The leader of the gang was Felipe Mercado.
- ^ Savage Skulls 1972.
- ^ Jean-Pierre Laffont: The Savage Skulls (2015) at Glitterati Incorporated.com.
- ^ 1979, Gary Weis.
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- ^ Phanor-Faury, Alexandra (October 25, 2010). "Director Gary Weis on His Influential, Long-Lost Doc '80 Blocks from Tiffany's'". BlackBook.
- ^ David Gonzalez, About New york, ex-gangster on the new path with advice. New York Times 18 October 1997.