The "Tiny Rascal Gang", (also known as "TRG") is the largest Asian American street gang in the United States.The gang originated among Cambodian refugees living in Long Beach. It emerged in the 1980s after a massive wave of Cambodian refugees entered the United States fleeing Cambodia's violent Khmer Rouge insurgency. For the Cambodians, living in America turned out to be as hard as arriving there. Because of the way they spoke and looked, young Cambodian kids faced discrimination.
TRG has since spread to other parts of North America, including North Carolina, Philadelphia, Seattle, Northern Virginia, Dallas, Lowell & Revere Massachusetts, Houston, Minneapolis, Stockton and some of the founders of TRG are now in Cambodia having been deported from the US following felony convictions.
The gang now allows non-Cambodians to join. The age of a TRG member can range from 8 to 50. Gang membership is predominantly male, but women may join as well. Female members are collectively known as the "Lady Rascal Gang", or LRG