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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, 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.[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.

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.

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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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:07:26 -0800

Authorities said that such gangs are harder to track because their hierarchy is looser than some more well-established gangs, such as the Vice Lords and Gangster Disciples. The latest sweep was the culmination of a monthslong investigation involving ...
 
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 ...
 
Statesboro Herald
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:31:38 -0800

During testimony throughout the week, prosecutors and witnesses told the jury that Momon was a validated member of the Gangster Disciples, a Chicago-based gang. Ledford testified Tuesday that she met Momon online through a social media site and the ...
 
WSB Atlanta
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:33:45 -0800

Reynolds' office says Williams goes by the street name "Grits" and had ties to the Gangster Disciples. Prosecutors say Williams was heard the day after his arrest telling a friend in a jailhouse phone call that he was "going away for some years." 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 ...
 
Chicago Sun-Times
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 21:37:30 -0800

That kid lived in “G-Town,” named for the notorious Gangster Disciples. “You basically couldn't walk down the block without getting hemmed up by somebody if you weren't in their gang.” Summers conquered the G's, guns, drugs and dead ends, cradled by ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:07:03 -0800

The police are targeting the Gangster Disciples, the Bounty Hunter Bloods and the Athens Park Bloods, documents show. These are groups who have been warned but continued to act violently. Police Chief Fred Fletcher said the police are focusing efforts ...
 
Statesboro Herald
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:32:06 -0800

According to earlier testimony, Momon was validated as a member of the Gangster Disciples, a Chicago-based gang. He is listed on the Georgia Department of Corrections website as being in prison for multiple charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, ...
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