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  Science Fair Projects - Gangster Disciples
The Gangster Disciples (also Black Gangster Disciples and a number of other regional variations) is one of the largest street gangs in the United States.
Symbols used by the Gangster Disciples include a six pointed star (Star of David, although there is no connection to the Jewish symbol), crossed pitchforks, and a heart with wings and a tail.
The Gangster Disciples are known to be involved in about $100 million a year of drug trafficking.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Gangster_Disciples   (261 words)

 Black Gangster Disiciples
The Black Gangster Disciple Nation was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by David Barksdale, leader of the Gonzanto Disciples, and Larry Hoover, leader of the Supreme Disciples.
The Black Disciples have remained relatively small in numbers, and have not branched out like the BGDs.The BGDs use the six-pointed star, (the "Star of David") as their symbol, which represents life, loyalty, understanding, knowledge, wisdom, and love.
Gangster Disciples began blanketing the city of Chicago attempting to register voters from the inner city.
www.knowgangs.com /gang_resources/black_gangster_disciples/bgd_001.htm   (435 words)

 Search: Folks Gd Nation Gangster Disciples
The Black Disciples and the Gangster Nation were two separate alliances, basically similar to the present day Folk Nation.
Glazed Doughnut is a dis to GD's (Gangster Disciples) of the FOLKS nation.
Gangster Disciple, a chicago based gang belonging to the folks nation.
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 People v. Strain
Darryl, also a Gangster Disciples member, testified that he was standing with James and a friend in front of their house at about 9:45 p.m.
James testified that there was a war between the Gangster Disciples and the Black Disciples in February 1996 and that the intersection was on a boundary line between the two gangs' territories.
In his statements, defendant revealed that he was a member of the Black Disciples, that there was a war between the Black Disciples and Gangster Disciples, that the Gangster Disciples had shot him earlier, and that he had been acting as an informant for the police.
www.state.il.us /court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/1999/1stDistrict/June/HTML/1973585.htm   (4371 words)

 Feds crack down on gangs Gangster Disciples rounded up on West Side   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Federal agents began rounding up Gangster Disciples street gang members and their associates Wednesday on charges of running a $10,000-a-day cocaine and heroin market out of a Chicago housing project.
Richard "Icky Red" Epps, 39, an alleged Disciples assistant governor, and 33 others were accused of conspiring to sell the drugs, using as their base a 10-story, 150-unit building in the West Side's Rockwell Gardens.
He said the charges arose from an investigation by police and federal agents in which Gangster Disciples leaders were secretly taped as they urged their followers to squeeze more money out of the drug market.
www.streetgangs.com /topics/2002/091902gdsfed.html   (292 words)

 Gangs in New Orleans
Crips may use a combination of signs and symbols borrowed from the Gangster Disciples including using the symbols of the pitchfork (facing up) and the six-pointed star.
Gangster Disciples (GD) transport and distribute multi-kilogram quantities of powdered and crack cocaine and multi-pound quantities of marijuana throughout the region.
It appears that Gangster Disciples in the region operate independently of the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples.
www.knowgangs.com /blog/katrina.htm   (406 words)

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The Devil's Disciples were mostly male African-Americans, 15-18 years of age, frequenting the intersection of 53rd St. and Kimbark Ave., and operated from 53rd and Woodlawn to 49th St. and Dorchester Ave.
The Gangster Disciples are the leading national group in the "Folks" alliance system for gangs, which flourishes within correctional settings, but somewhat less strong when gang members operate in the larger community.
In this aspect, the Gangster Disciples is typical of a centralized authoritarian gang headed by male convicted offenders.
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 Gangster disciples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Drinking from gangster disciples a power to the gangster disciples city of chicago.
The leaders projected gangster disciples the group as a gangster was larry hoover.
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He argues that it was cumulative to Fannie Branch's testimony that the Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples did not "get along," that the 3542-44 building was controlled by the Gangster Disciples and Salter told her that the treaty between the Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples had been broken and there was a war.
We find Bloore's testimony regarding the structure of the Gangster Disciples to be relevant because, in his court-reported statement, defendant said there was a meeting of the "board" earlier on July 12, 1996, and that he was told there was going to be a "war" between the Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples.
Here, defendant knew that the Gangster Disciples "board" had met hours before the shooting and there was going to be a "war." He was also present when Salter told the members of the gang that he was going to kill somebody.
www.state.il.us /court/OPINIONS/AppellateCourt/2001/1stDistrict/July/Html/1982123.htm   (7072 words)

 People v. Clifton
According to the state, because of an alleged leadership vacuum in the Gangster Disciples resulting from the federal indictment of 39 gang members on August 31, 1995, there was jockeying among remaining gang members for leadership positions.
The state's theory was that Gangster Disciples leader Larry Hoover was angry that Dorsey had been killed, and Galloway and Clifton, who held subordinate leadership positions in the gang, killed Holton in retaliation.
The court subsequently stated on March 11 that Richardson could testify as to the leadership structure of the Gangster Disciples and as to which of its leaders were in federal custody, but he could not state the reason for the shootings.
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 [ ChicagoMobs.Org | Six & Fin Section | Basic Outline On The Folks & People ]
For example, the Black Disciples, and Black Gangster Disciples were once the same organization, so it was naturally an easy formation to become part of same "alliance" (see their respected gang pages in the Mobs section).
The Gangster Disciples provide the best example of several sets of individuals, who are claiming to belong to the Gangster Disciples "Nation", but frequently fight amongst other members of the same gang.
Members of the Cabini-Green Gangster Disciples loyal to the Governor waged nightly shoot-outs with the break away group, thus initiating what could be referred to as a Civil War within the gang.
www.chicagomobs.org /peopleandfolks.htm   (1973 words)

 Search: Gangster Disciple - WebCrawler
Gangster Disciples began as the Devil's Disciples in the 1950s in Englewood.
Disciple Nation was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late...
Disciple Nation was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by David Barksdale, leader of the Gonzanto Disciples,...
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 How the gangster disciples got started at FindWolf
Gangster Disciple Nation was born out of two organizations.
Gangster Disciple Nation" (BGDN) at that time was an alliance and not...
An in-depth article on the gangster some feel was the ultimate gangster of all time.
www.findwolf.com /How+the+gangster+disciples+got+started   (265 words)

 Black Gangster Disciples
Everybody in the City of Chicago who as a Disciple or a Gangster was under the leadership of David Barksdale or Larry Hoover, respectively.
The Gangsters swelled from Ashland and Halsted on the west to Cottage Grove on the east.
Pockets of Gangsters were scattered throughout every district on the southside of Chicago and membership was rapidly growing on the Westside.
gangresearch.net /ChicagoGangs/BGD/bgdnhistory.html   (1797 words)

 Feds Take-On Streetgang
The Gangster Disciples even have a pledge of alligiance, membership applications and members must pay dues.
The leader of the Gangster Disciples is 45-year-old Larry Hoover, who has been in prison serving a sentence for murder for more than 20 years.
Evidence uncovered by a federal criminal investigation has found out that Hoover's incarceration has apparently enabled him "to consolidate power and develop unquestioning allegiance among the members of his gang." According to prosecutors, the Gangster Disciples are even better organized in prison than they are on the streets.
www.emergency.com /gd-feds.htm   (735 words)

 Excite - Search: Gangster Disciples Rankings
Gangster Disciples, a Chicago gang noted for its...
Gangster Disciples, Latin Kings and Vice Lords were born decades ago in...
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 Jury Convicts More Gangster Disciples July 16, 1997
Gangsters, politicians, influence peddlers and businessmen...Burns has gone after them all with impunity.
Two self-styled Gangster Disciple “governors” were convicted in the third trial, including Cedric Parks, a.k.a “Governor Fool,” who supervised a South Side territory that extended from 107th Street south to 127th Street between Halsted and Wentworth.
Others who were found guilty of drug conspiracy were four Gangster Disciple “regents”: Harold “Lil Herron” Jackson; Kevin “K-Dog” Williams; Dion “Knuckles” Lewis, 30; Jathel “Bald Head” Garrett, 25: Derrick “Boobie” Mallett, an assistant regent; James “J.D.” Doty, assistant treasurer; Richard “Richie” Wash, enforcer; and Michelle Gaines.
www.ipsn.org /jury7167.html   (918 words)

 Chicago Based Gangs -- Gang and Security Threat Group Awareness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Two very influential gangs, the Black Disciples, led by David Barksdale, and the Gangster Disciples, led by Larry Hoover, followed Fort's example and unified their gangs to form the Black Gangster Disciple Nation.
Throughout the 1970's, the Black P-Stone Nation and Black Gangster Disciple Nation controlled the Chicago drug trade and became bitter rivals expressing their anger by creating the bloodiest gang war in Chicago's history.
Those that were originally aligned with the Black Gangster Disciple Nation aligned with the Folk Nation.
www.dc.state.fl.us /pub/gangs/chicago.html   (566 words)

 Streetgang "Franchises", Exporting Drugs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
With an estimated 30,000 members in Chicago, The Gangster Disciples have taken a definite aggressive approach to branching out to other cities in the United States.
Knox says that Gangster Disciple street gang activity can now be found in as many as 35 different states.
In a report that was issued in late 1995, the National Gang Crime Research Center found that nearly 25 percent of 107 law enforcement agencies in the State of Georgia had contact with Gangster Disciples in their communities.
www.emergency.com /gangfran.htm   (460 words)

 Black Gangster Disciples
The Black Gangster Disciples are originally a Chicago gang.
The Black Gangster Disciples came from two different organizations that combined forces, the Black Disciples and the Gangster Disciples.
After Barksdale’s death in 1974 a struggle for power between Hoover and Jerome "King Shorty" Freeman, caused the BGDN to break up in the early 1980s, and back to the Gangster Disciples, Black Disciples, and Black Gangsters, aka "Triple L’s or New Breed" were "Boonie" Black’s group that stood for "Love, Life, and Loyalty".
www.angelfire.com /theforce/gps0/BGD.html   (387 words)

 [ ChicagoMobs.Org | Boss Pimps ]
The gang were originally Black Gangster Disciple sets which attached a "clique title" to its moniker.
The letters B.O.S. standing for Brothers Of the Struggle, had already been in use as a Black Gangster Disciple alias in the correctional facilities.
This angered the leaders of the B.O.S Pimps, as they were forced to abide by Black Gangster Disciples laws and concepts.
www.chicagomobs.org /bosspimps.htm   (347 words)

 Gangster Disciples Tattos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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When a gangster marries an exotic dancer, he doesn't take...
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The devil's horns represent the Disciples' determination to overcome all obstacles.
The pitchforks stand for the Nation's power to overcome oppression, and the devil's tail represents the oppression that all non-white peoples suffer.
The Flame stands for the eternal life of the Disciple Nation.
www.gwcinc.com /gangtags.htm   (176 words)

 black gangster disciple nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In From Gangster Disciple to The Blueprint: Growth and Development, the BGD explain their history in their own words.
A war between the Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples continues although both gangs are influential in their southside neighborhoods.
The Gangster Disciples continue to be a major force within Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and other states prison systems.
gangresearch.net /ChicagoGangs/BGD/bgdhomepage.html   (159 words)

 Gangsters In Iraq (Flopping Aces)
The Gangster Disciples, Latin Kings and Vice Lords were born decades ago in Chicago's most violent neighborhoods.
The Gangster Disciples are the most worrisome street gang at Fort Lewis because they are the most organized, Barfield said.
A Fort Bragg soldier -- a member of the Insane Gangster Crips -- is charged with a gang-related robbery in Fayetteville that ended in the slaying of a Korean store owner in November, said Glass, a veteran of the elite 82nd Airborne based at Fort Bragg.
www.floppingaces.net /2006/05/02/gangsters-in-iraq   (2024 words)

 DEA Briefs & Background, Law Enforcement, Major Operations, Larry Hoover & The Gangster Disciples
In 1997, several indictments marked the beginning of what law enforcement officials predict will be a long battle to completely dismantle the notorious Chicago-based prison gang, the Gangster Disciples.
For the past 25 years, the reputed leader of the organization, Larry Hoover, had run the 30,000-member, militaristic gang and its drug trade from Joliet State Prison in Illinois.
Hoover's incarceration in the federal prison is expected to seriously disable the Gangster Disciples gang.
www.usdoj.gov /dea/major/hoover.htm   (167 words)

 Medill News Service : Chicago - Jury begins deliberations in Ceriale case
Prosecutors argued that the witnesses ï Gangster Disciples members or friends of members ï feared they would be killed for testifying against a member of the gang.
Smith told jurors that members of the Gangster Disciples were conspiring to cover up Tolliver's involvement in the shooting.
But defense attorney Richard Steinken reminded jurors that the Gangster Disciples were not on trial.
mesh.medill.northwestern.edu /mnschicago/archives/2001/01/jury_begins_del_1.html   (947 words)

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