The Folks GD Nations Gangster Disciples is a gang that originated in the South Side of Chicago by Larry Hoover in the 1960s. According to ChicagoGangs.org, in 1974, Hoover took leadership of several smaller gangs in the area to form one larger street gang with small subsidiaries.
Hoover was later incarcerated for his role as the leader of the Gangster Disciples. However, even during his incarceration, he was able to expand the gang by extending its affiliations throughout all parts of the Midwest and other major cities throughout the country. As of 2014, Hoover currently reigns as the leader of the Gangster Disciples.Learn More
The Insane Gangster Disciples are a crime gang that arose in Birmingham, Ala., in the 1990s. The gang is affiliated with the Gangster Disciples and the Folk Nation gang of Chicago.Full Answer >
The notorious GD gang, short for Gangster Disciples, uses the six-point star as its primary method of identification in honor and remembrance of David Barksdale, the man who founded the gang. The six-point star that represents the Gangster Disciples mirrors the Star of David. Its six points represent the virtues of love, life, loyalty, wisdom, knowledge and understanding.Full Answer >
The most commonly cited initiation tactic for the "Bloods" gang is called "the car bump tactic," wherein an initiate bumps a car in order to get the driver to stop, opening up the opportunity for a robbery. Another possible initiation is to call the police with reports of minor disturbances with the intent of pulling off more deadly attacks.Full Answer >
The three Ls of the Gangster Disciples is a credo that stands for "love, life and loyalty." This code originated in Chicago in the 1980s.Full Answer >