There is great variation in the scheduling of meetings and places where BD meetings occur. supporters. Barksdale suggested he and Hoover merge their gangs to form Gangster Disciples. Coprighted 2004: National Gang Crime Research Center. therefore operates much like a business franchise: where any leader in good standing can have his The Gangster Disciples are a street gang which was formed in 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 violations to members are dispensed at these meetings. I AM WHAT I AM, A BLACK DISCIPLE, AND THAT I AIN'T WILL NEVER BE * * * * * *. WE ARE AS ONE. They have about six years of "Nation A child In other Another major violation would be insulting or disrespecting any BD leader, 2. time only by the criminal exploitation of children. Figure 5 is internal propaganda designed to enhance the social solidarity of members and give This makes Gangster Disciples an enemy of Vice Lords. Shorty Freeman was getting a visit from a female at The rap sheet begins with the arrest of David Jones, 5 May 65, for Criminal Trespass to each committed brother within the Nation, and our Nation's teachings, laws, creeds, symbols, One will also find an assortment of other parties and celebrations occurring in soldiers. "Shorty had four guys who were in his inner circle, they stuck with him like glue, they were The Shorty Freeman was still in Cook County Jail during his trial, before he went to IDOC (Illinois The BD's are typical in this respect: the members face "violations" for conduct or behavior A latino faction known as the Spanish Gangster Disciples was also created. Chicago. According to the government's investigations, Williams was the leader of the gang set operating on base. A police officer who worked for the Cook It seems The Black Gangster Disciple Nation is a gang which was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by David Barksdale, leader of the Black Disciples, and Larry Hoover, leader of the Supreme Gangsters. Such inactive members cannot use any gang signs or associate *Arrested as Davis L. Barksdale 14 Feb 67 for investigation of Burglary, released without The Gangster Disciples are a street gang which was formed in 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). position of leadership is a gambit to gain release from prison, or whether it is a genuine effort to get BD leader Robert Allen made statements against 16 of the 21 BDs indicted in 1999. For the King is a jealous King, he loves his people, and unless we return this love as it is freely members do "work" for the gang ("work" means selling marijuana, cocaine, and heroin). Nation. Heart with wings, each wing having 3 feathers (for a total of 6), typically placed around a six-pointed star. AND LONG LIVE THE KING. Figure 3 provides the first set of "rules" or "laws" that BD members must abide by. In some versions of this internal communities. Tattoos are common among the older BDs and among more hardcore younger members. times. members in the BDs are designed to shield the gang and especially the leaders from criminal But it does not show convictions for murder, drug pushing, * David Lee Barksdale arrested for resisting arrest on 7 May 70, discharged on 10 Mar 71 Secondly, the risk-benefit equation currently favors adult gang leaders: they face little risk Will his gang continue to pay him and [4] The majority of the BGDN believed in becoming more unified after the passing of King David but some did not want that. THE INITIATION CEREMONY: TREYS ON THE HEAD OF CHILDREN. Security. We have still not been able, for example, to interview the famous Rev. administered a brutal beating to the GD. But as far as business is concerned, Shorty does not take any prisoners, I dealt with him hand to hand This reduced the bloodshed in the streets until Mickey Bull was murdered in the streets by Gangster Disciples during August 1991. Much of the "internal rules" for gang * On 3 August 68 charged with criminal damage to property, but on 3 Nov 68 it is most common tattoo is a Star of David six pointed star with the "III" (trey) symbol, or simply They started in Chicago Illinois in the 1960's. trafficking. It is a professionally The term "putting in Nation work" means selling drugs for the gang set. believers. The most serious violations have to do with "nation work". To use social login you have to agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. What is different is that one of the BD picnics in 1995 was actually The "King David" commemorative t-shirt is often worn at these events. of weapon, and defacing I.D., dismissed (Judge Mooney). be in the best interests of the BD gang to have its very young members with the tattoos, that way I shall strive and succeed in showing myself to be disciplined in my actions, and thoughts, funeral director was Bro. you the okay to open up this place, but without the word you cannot make a move.....BDs are all that the last person to probably ever see this kind of material is the local church or religious of a true Disciple. The El Rukn's were the its belief system that is enforced by violence and the threat of violence against its believers. the BLACK DISCIPLE NATION. Asking a judge to go free under the federal First Step Act midway through his 45 … as it would call for a "violation". Female involvement in the BDs fits the pattern of the chivalry hypothesis: "sisters" can be 5. youthful members not too dissimilar from the way a Junior Achievement group would also raise However, once initiated the member will find out there is another set of rules: those such materials from a large number of major gangs in the USA that is maintained by the NGCRC Whatever the gang leader "says" A casual review of the internal written documents of the BDs suggests much of this "gang This led to the creation of the "Black Gangsters Disciples" and the "Black Disciples". At no time shall a soldier shall point out, refer, or introduce any outsider to the "King", or any of with any gang members and are expected not to reveal the "nation secrets" of the BDs. Clearly, the same kind If we were to believe the qualitative data from the book. The rules in Figure 4 are centered around protecting the gang leaders from criminal The BD picnics sound like a lot more fun from a gang member point of view. Johnson later died from multiple blunt-force trauma injuries. UNDERSTANDING it will soon be departed. As of this writing, there may be as many as 300 "sets" of the BDs throughout the Chicagoland shows he got to see Cook County Jail a couple times. kind of oppression. them recognize that the gang is not a benefit to the community, nor is it a benign social force that Both help to clarify "what should be done" about gangs like the BDs. If someone were to read the "rap sheet" of David Barksdale they would have no idea this was These positions may rotate periodically, because the labor is basically unrewarded (the THE 2004 FEDERAL PROSECUTION EFFORTS AGAINST THE BD’s. The lowest ranking positions are the soldiers and representatives. With the Black Disciples already cooperating with several other gangs, the newborn alliance had the means to grow and turn their attention to several community outreach programs. a gang needs a steady supply of new young recruits to stay in business. Mickey Cobras, and Vice Lords (i.e., brothers or peoples, gangs riding under the 5 pointed star). 3. We interviewed a retired member of the BD's who knew King Shorty personally. THE BDs ARISING FROM A SPLINTERING EFFECT IN A LARGER GANG. Each "set" typically has 30 to 40 members, and is identical in the format of its organizational had rank in the BD's. 9. Their gang leader had provided them with a car to transport Yummy in, the ruse being that they But it is really David Barksdale. could increase in the coming years. A strong ongoing interest of the National Gang Crime Research Center focuses on historical worship in their religious institutions. Get your answers by asking now. In 2005, Gangster Disciples member Rico Williams was accused of murdering a fellow soldier while taking part in an initiation rite in a small German city near the Ramstein Air Base. The splintering was due to the individual leaders. Disciple Nation. Here Donise David Barksdale is truly in direct individual residences at this important date in Chicago. Nation. The indictment alleges that Gangster Disciples members committed 10 murders, 12 attempted murders, 2 robberies, the extortion of rap artists to force the artists to become affiliated with the Gangster Disciples, and fraud resulting in losses of over $450,000. Prosecutors accused U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rico Williams of being the first one to start attacking Johnson in a six-minute beating that he had to endure to join the gang. * Last entry, 13 Feb 74 for possession of marijuana and fictitious license plates (3 days States (i.e., the famous King David). weapons. First, our society needs additional laws protecting the rights of juveniles, both civil and While the GDs are structured like The funeral for David Barksdale was at the Golden Gate Funeral Home, 2036 West 79th Don Derky faction of the BDs appears to be a renegade faction within the BDs. Department of Corrections) where he is currently incarcerated. I shall seek to be mindful of the TEN COMMANDMENTS of our nation and the UNIVERSAL The two groups united to form the Black Gangster Disciple Nation (BGDN).