They were founded in Long Beach, California in the s as part of their cause to protect themselves from the larger, more numerous American gangs in their neighborhoods. Initially, a mere cause which connected numerous youth crews and gangs across Long Beach, Santa Ana and shortly after nearby cities, they are now an established network and identity of individual "sets" or local gangs. Its members identify gray as their gang's color of distinction, a custom and practice that has waned somewhat in accordance to the police crackdowns specifically targeting gang members, but members have been seen to dress in all black with a gray rag representing their set. Historically, members have been primarily of Cambodian ethnic origin. The Tiny Rascals are considered to be the largest ethnically focused Asian-American criminal organisation in the United States. Whilst in some gang sets a large portion of its membership may identify with other Asian ancestry.
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It is known for murders, fights, and drugs and weapons trafficking especially methamphetamine . The youth formed the Master of Destruction. The reason behind the breakup is unclear although it is suggested that there was a power struggle between members, which caused Peace MOD to break into three gangs that included MOD. In , the name was changed to Menace of Destruction by the younger generation to align with their youth. The youngest at the time was 12 years of age.
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