Gangster Disciples

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Gangster Disciples
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FoundedLarry Hoover , David Barksdale
Founding locationChicago, Illinois, United States
Years active1968–present
TerritoryVarious
EthnicityMostly African-American
Membership25,000–50,000 (2009)[1]
Criminal activitiesStreet-level drug distribution, assault, auto theft, firearms violations, fraud, homicide, prostitution rings, money laundering[1]
AlliesCrips Folk Nation
RivalsBloods

Black Disciples Vice Lords Black P. Stones Four Corner Hustlers

Latin Kings

The Gangster Disciples are a Organization which was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by Larry Hoover, leader of the Supreme Gangsters, and David Barksdale, leader of the Black Disciples. The two groups united to form the Black Gangster Disciple Nation (BGDN). The 6 point star stands for Love Life Loyalty. Knowledge Wisdom Understanding.[citation needed] In Chicago, The Gangster Disciples have a long and bitter rivalry with the Black Disciples. Since their creation, the Gangster Disciples have branched out throughout the United States.

Gangster Disciples in the military

On July 3, 2005, an unsanctioned group of servicemen claiming to be gang members affiliated with the Gangster Disciples street gang killed Sgt. Juwan Johnson of the U.S. Army in the small town of Hohenecken near Ramstein, Germany. Prosecutors accused Amn. Rico Williams of being the first one to start attacking Sgt. Johnson in a six-minute beating that Sgt. Johnson had to endure to join the gang. Actual Chicago-based Gangster Disciples do not beat in recruits, as they have evolved into a corporate type of organization. When Sgt. Johnson asked one of his fellow gang members to take him to the hospital, Williams refused. Sergeant Johnson later died from multiple blunt-force trauma. According to the government's investigations, Williams was the leader of the gang set operating on base, although he was not appointed by anyone connected to Gangster Disciples' supremo Larry Hoover. Amn. Williams was sentenced to 22 years in prison, while other servicemen faced sentences ranging from 2 to 12 years. Some of charges against the servicemen were: Williams, second degree murder and witness tampering; Airman Jerome Jones, conspiracy to commit assault, gang participation, and other charges; Airman Nicholas Sims and Army Sergeant Rodney Howell; involuntary manslaughter; Private Terrance Norman, voluntary manslaughter.[2][3][4]

Six-pointed star

The predominant symbol of this criminal gang is the six-pointed Star of David.[5]


References

  1. ^ a b "National Gang Threat Assessment 2009". National Gang Intelligence Center. January 2009. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ "Airman convicted of murder in 2005 Gangster Disciples initiation death". stripes.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Former Air Force Airman Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For Murder of Army Sergeant in Germany". justice.gov. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Rico Williams sentenced to 22 years in 2005 slaying". wjla.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Drugs and Crime Gang Profile" (PDF). cryptome.org. 2003. Retrieved July 3, 2017.

External links

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangster_Disciples

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