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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, Juggalos,[1] Zoe Pound
Rivals People Nation, Black P. Stone, Vice Lords, Latin Kings, Four Corner Hustlers, ,

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.[2]

Gangster Disciples have been documented in the U.S. military, found in both U.S. and overseas bases.[3] Graffiti characteristic of the Gangster Disciples has been reportedly seen in U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Symbols, signs and emblems[edit]

Like most major gangs, Gangster Disciples use a well-defined system of symbols to communicate alliances and rivalries. This system is a combination of symbols that represent the Gangster Disciple Nation or the Folk Nation as a whole and symbols that rivals use to represent their organization, typically inverted to show disrespect.

Colors and apparel[edit]

Gangster Disciples "represent" with the colors black and blue. Gang members are known to wear Georgetown Hoyas or Duke Blue Devils clothing.

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. ^ http://info.publicintelligence.net/NGIC-Juggalos.pdf
  2. ^ "Black Gangster Disciples". Gang Prevention Services. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Gangs Increasing in Military, FBI Says". McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. 30 June 2008. 

External links[edit]


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RedEye Chicago
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:45:00 -0700

Convicted Outfit boss James Marcello and Gangster Disciples founder Larry Hoover are both doing life stretches, while Jeff Fort, the 67-year-old former leader of the El Rukn street gang, is scheduled for release in 2038. A federal jury convicted Hale ...
 
The State
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0700

Several South Pointe High students were arrested after the teens, believed to be members of the Weezy Glo and Gangster Disciples gangs, fought Friday at the school, police say. Two groups were "saying things to each other" before the fight broke out ...

CBS News

CBS News
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0700

... but Chicago is a different story. Morgan Street, in the Englewood neighborhood is the dividing line between two rival gangs: The Black Disciples and the Gangster Disciples. And if you're in the area and you don't understand that, you could have a ...
 
Chicago Tribune
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:11:45 -0700

Convicted Outfit boss James Marcello and Gangster Disciples founder Larry Hoover are both doing life stretches, while Jeff Fort, the 67-year-old former leader of the El Rukn street gang, is scheduled for release in 2038. A federal jury convicted Hale ...
 
Statesboro Herald
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0700

In prior hearings, Momon was identified by a local attorney as being a member of the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples. According to previous testimony by Riley's wife, Antoinette Braddy Riley, 49, of Greenbriar Trail, and her daughter Katrina Denise ...
 
WDEF News 12
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:42:40 -0700

He then walked towards the passenger side and the male shot him. The victim went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say the suspect Jackson is known as a possible gang member of the Gangster Disciples. He's also known to ...
 
Chicago Tribune
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:22:22 -0700

The Hobos started in the now-shuttered Robert Taylor public housing complex from factions of the Gangster Disciples and the Black Disciples street gangs, authorities have said. According to prosecutors, the gang has won a reputation on Chicago streets ...
 
nwitimes.com
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0700

Active gangs in Porter County include the Latin Kings, Gangster Disciples, Insane King Cobras, Imperial Gangsters and Vice Lords. There are also various motorcycle gangs, Harris said. Each gang has special identifying characteristics, and they use ...
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