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Gangster Disciples
Founding location U.S.(Chicago)
Years active Late 1960s – present
Territory Nationwide
Ethnicity Mostly African American
Membership 35,000+
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, prostitution
Allies Folk Nation, Black Guerilla Family, Black Mafia Family, Crips, Zoe Pound
Rivals People Nation, Black P. Stone, Vice Lords, Latin Kings, Four Corner Hustlers,Black Disciples

The Gangster Disciple is a gang which was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by Larry Hoover, leader of the High Supreme Gangsters, and David Barksdale, leader of the Black Disciples. The two groups united to form the Black Gangster Disciple Nation (BGDN).

The gang has made several attempts to legitimize their image. Some members dropped the "B" and began to call themselves GDs or Gangster Disciples. In the 1990s the Gangster Disciples entered into politics in the Chicago tradition of Black Panthers, Black Stone Rangers, Latin Kings, Vice Lords, Black Disciples and Young Lords through the formation of the "Growth and Development" movement. Outside of Chicago some gangs will still go by the old name of BGD.[1]

Gangster Disciples have been documented in the U.S. military, found in both U.S. and overseas bases.[2] Graffiti characteristic of the Gangster Disciples has been reportedly seen in U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Colors and apparel[edit]

Gangster Disciples "represent" with the colors black and blue. Gang members are known to wear Georgetown Hoyas , Florida Gators or Duke Blue Devils clothing. Another common clothing item is a shirt or a sweater with Lil JoJo quotes and pictures on it. Most common quotes are "3hunnak" and "JoJo's world".

Six pointed star[edit]

The predominant symbol this criminal gang makes use of is the six-pointed Star of David (✡). The symbol pays homage to founder David Barksdale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Gangster Disciples". Gang Prevention Services. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Gangs Increasing in Military, FBI Says". McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. 30 June 2008. 

External links[edit]


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AllHipHop

AllHipHop
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:53:00 -0800

The Teflon Don single featured a reference to Hoover's father, founder of the Gangster Disciples. It was the GD's that also reportedly had issues with Ross in 2012. Alleged members of the gang from around the country posted messages online demanding ...
 
MyFox Memphis
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:08:56 -0800

The Mansion Nightclub located on Mount Moriah was one of three establishments where suspected members of the Gangster Disciples held private parties. The gang members came from all over the south and law enforcement in Shelby County were ready.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:25:29 -0800

... got out of the car and opened fire on the house, hitting a 24-year-old man in the left thigh. Police said the house is known as a place where members of a faction of the Gangster Disciples congregate. cComments. Hooray for instant, self ...

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:34:23 -0800

The shooting happened at a house where a faction of the Gangster Disciples are known to congregate. Chicago police were staking out a home on the block and spotted the shooter's car fleeing the scene and gave chase. That chase ended about 2 miles ...
 
DNAinfo
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:56:44 -0700

Johnny "Goo" Herndon, 55, the alleged leader of a Gangster Disciples faction, was one of those taken in during a mass arrest Thursday morning. Prosecutors said Herndon's organization controlled a drug spot in the 300 block of South Kilbourn Avenue and ...

MyFox Memphis

MyFox Memphis
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:44:04 -0800

Five suspected Gangster Disciples who were arrested on weapons charges Thanksgiving weekend are out of jail after the charges against them were dismissed because of a defective warrant. The issue deals with part of the Guns in Parking Lots law signed ...

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:51:55 -0800

Tired of the pervasive violence, he cooperated with police, helping lead to murder charges against a member of a Gangster Disciples faction. But on the eve of the suspect's trial this past summer, Nutall, 57, was gunned down, leaving detectives with a ...

CNN

CNN
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:50:22 -0700

I can fight this one person, or I can fight these two guys, but all of a sudden I find myself up against 10 or 15 guys, all Gangster Disciples. I got tired of that. So you know the saying, if you can't beat 'em you've got to join 'em. And that's what I ...
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