started in New York City as a prison gang within the NY City Dept of
Corrections and then the State DOC, during the early 1990s (1993). They
were formed as a protection gang for Dominican inmates who were drug
dealers, gang members from Dominicans Don’t Play, Los Papi Chulos,
Dominican Power and Dominican Posse, because the Latin Kings and Netas
were the dominant force in the jail/prison system at the time. Most of
the members of the Trinitarios, also called Trinitarians, were jailed
on drug charges and weapons charges. As the members were released, some
remained in the gang and called themselves the Trinitarians/Trinitarios
because they wanted their own identity, especially separate from the
largest Dominican gang in New York which was the Dominicans Don’t Play.
The word “Trinitario” means “The Trinity” or “Special One”.
Trinitarians currently do not affiliate with other gangs and are
rivals with Bloods (Ruff Ryders, Dip Set), Crips (FOLK), Latin
Kings, Netas, D.D.P (Dominicans Don't Play), Bones (Mexican),
and a dozen others. They have been seen on several video
recording beatings of rival gang members and street robberies on
YouTube (Oct 2007)
Trinitarios, currently, are the fastest growing gang in the
New York/New Jersey area. They are seeking to establish
themselves as the most violent gang and are willing to show
their merit but they are still pale compared to the most violent
gang in the northeast: The Bloods!
Trini 7 Poppin' all Droppin' Nation
DPL: Dios Patria Libertad - Numbers may be used to represent DPL.
These numbers are usually disguised as 41-6-12 but actually are the
fourth, sixth and twelfth letters of the alphabet representing 4-16-12
OT (Original Trinitario)
Green Bandana or Green beads
Red, White, Blue (Dominican Flag)