The organization of the Gangster Disciples and their battle plans were created by Gangster Disciple's chief, Larry King Hoover. They modeled this after Chicago's Italian Mafia, the top-down organization has always strived for discipline, respect, and to respect the hierarchy. At the top is the chairman, in this case it is Hoover, and two boards of directors, one controls street operations and the other controls imprisoned gang members. Under the directors are about 15 governors who look over up to 1,500 members each in specific territories. These territories are subdivided between regents and coordinators in which they distribute drugs, oversee operations, manage security forces, and collect profits and dues called street taxes. At the bottom of the organization are enforcers and shorties. Enforcers mete out fines and violations which included punishments ranging from beatings to death for members who break gang rules. Shorties execute drug deals and guard gang territory. The gang lures young recruits from poor and jobless communities with the promise of easy cash ($50 to $200 a day) and bigger responsibilities like working security shifts with powerful handguns. Hoover has drafted rules for the members. They include prohibition from using addictive drugs, stealing from or showing disrespect to other members, engaging in homosexual rape and being a bad sport. Exercise and cleanliness are also required. It was very strict. You had to have total respect, once a former Gangster Disciples member stated. The main reason that the Gangster Disciples had this model of organization was that it was a very sophisticated and organized form of their organized crime model. The way that the Gangster Disciples run their gang does have the patron-client relationship that usual Italian crime families have. For one the Gangster Disciples required a membership in which they might beat you as you walk down "the line" in which gang members will beat you up and
The major symbol Gangster Disciples make use of is the six-pointed star (similar to the Star of David) The fact that this star is known as the Star of David pays homage to co-founder David Barksdale, and the six points are said to represent Life, Love, Loyalty, Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. They are also represented by the colors Blue and Black.[Full citation needed][page needed]
The second most well known symbol of the Gangster Disciples is the three pointed pitch fork, which is also….
activity around the Klein Way road and 54th Street, mainly on the corner what is called 'Cedar Block'. A group of teenagers ranging from the age 14-19 have been seen around the area, which have been noticed as affiliates of the gang called "Gangster Disciples", controlling the majority of the drug trade in East LA as well for being responsible for several violent crimes in the area. Dangerously, the notorious gang expands in population and territory throughout the years and are known to have strict….
cast my body into the lake of Fire and Knowledge I was baptized. One with my nation by my Kings blessed. With a Pitchfork in my hand and a Six on my chest. Others will speak my name and know the name of Death. I live by the Nations laws, die by the Disciples Creed. Loyal to my Nation, loyal to my breed. The day my Flag falls then so does my body fall. But my Nation will always stand in the shine of the Six. All is One, One is All! Spread your wings and raise them high, G's and D's shall never die. Hold….
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Client: Jaqueshia Steele
Chronological Age: 8 year(s), 1 month(s), and 5 days.
Date of Birth: December 20, 2001
Race: African American
School and Grade: T.J. Harris Elementary 4th Grade
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Jaqueshia is a petite, average girl….
robbery, burglary, extortion, and drug sales”
(“Street Gangs- Chicago Based or Influenced”). During that time, The Black Disciples leader
David Barksdale and The Gangster Disciples leader Larry Hoover followed Fort’s example and
both merged their gangs to form The Black Gangster Disciple Nation. “Throughout the 1970’s,
The Black P Stone Nation and The Black Gangster Disciple Nation controlled the Chicago drug
trade and became rivals” (Street Gangs- Chicago Based or Influenced). Their anger towards….
called the Devil's Disciples had become sufficiently large to warrant being given an outreach worker by the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago Youth Services (source: Chicago Historical Society). 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. In the early 1960s this gang known as the Devils Disciples became the "Black Disciples" (see Explosion….
PUT HERE TO HLEP OUR MINDS GROW AND TO HELP US BECOME BETTER DISCIPLE FOR OUR NATION.FOLKS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE BEST AND STRONGEST NATION AND WILL NEVER BE SECOND TO ANYONE.THATS WHY AS A FELLOW BROTHER OF THE STRUGGLE YOU SHOULD REPERSENT NOT ONLY YOUR SELF BUT YOUR NATION WITH NOTHING BUT THE BEST PRIDE AND RESPECT YOU CAN SHOW BECAUSE YOU NEED TO GIVE BACC TO A NATION THAT HAS GIVEN SO MUCH TO YOU. TO BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO BE A DISCIPLE IS ALMOST AS IF YOU ARE GIVEN A CHANCE BY GOD TO BE ONE OF THE….
Discipleship is most commonly linked to the twelve disciples. However, may go beyond the twelve disciples according to how one may define this many-sided term. Discipleship is not for everyone and can have its demands. I believe discipleship is a way of life that one must be called to do. Discipleship is a Christian way of life that can have its demands but can be a rewarding spiritual life.
There are demands that come along with the discipleship of Jesus. These demands require you to live a life….
Considered the most notorious gangster in history, Alphonse Capone, otherwise known as Scarface Al, was born in New York, 1899, in a small apartment in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Having many run-ins with the police growing up, he was always around the local street gang led my Johnny Torrio. After beating one of his sixth grade teachers, he quit school, and quickly learned the way of the streets, joining the Torrio gang, call the James Street Gang. James Street also included Lucky Luciano….