PRISON GANGS

ARYAN BROTHERHOOD

ARYAN CIRCLE

ARYAN WARRIORS

DIRTY WHITE BOYS

EUROPEAN KINDRED

NAZI LOWRIDERS

TEXAS MAFIA

VOLKSFRONT

WHITE KNIGHTS

211 CREW

BARRIO AZTECA

BORDER BROTHERS

HPL - HERMANDAD DE PISTOLEROS LATINOS

INDIAN POSSE

LATIN KINGS

LOS SOLIDOS

MEXICAN MAFIA

MEXIKANEMI - Texas Mexican Mafia

MEXICLES

MS-13 - MARA SALVATRUCHA

MANITOBA WARRIORS

NATIVE SYNDICATE

TEXAS SYNDICATE

NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE

NETAS

NORTHERN STRUCTURE

NUESTRA FAMILIA

PRM - PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO MEXICANO

RAZA UNIDA

TANGO BLAST

TEXAS CHICANO BROTHERHOOD

TRI CITY BOMBERS

WEST TEXAS TANGO

BLACK GUERRILLA FAMILY

CRIPS

CRIPS AND BLOODS SETS

BLOODS

FOUR CORNER HUSTLERS

GANGSTER DISCIPLES

MANDINGO WARRIORS

VICE LORDS

GANGSTER DISCIPLES

The Gangster Disciple Nation was founded by David Barksdale and Larry Hoover on the South-side of Chicago, Illinois in 1968.  The extremely ruthless gang’s original name was the Black Gangster Disciples but splintered off into two rival factions in 1974 after renegade members decided to drop the ‘Black’ and call the new branch Gangster Disciples. Both the Gangster Disciples and the original Black Gangster Disciples became bitter rivals in 1982 causing one of the deadliest gang wars in Chicago history.

GANG PROFILE
Symbols: GD, 7/4, six pointed star, Heart with six wings, three pointed pitch fork aiming up, Folk Nation
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: Illinois, New Hampshire, New York, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Kansas, Ohio and Colorado.
Alliances: none
Members: 50,000
Racial make up: Black, Hispanic and White
Threat: High

GANGSTER DISCIPLES CHAIN OF COMMAND
The Gangster Disciples is a highly organized street and prison gang that operates under a paramilitary structure comprising of Boards of Directors, Governors, Regents, Coordinators and foot soldiers.

GANGSTER DISCIPLE NATION PRISON GANG
In 1986, leaders of several GD’s sets decided to organize a unity structure inside the prison system after its chief rival, the Latin Kings began recruiting new members inside American prisons. The gang spread rapidly through out state and federal prisons in eastern, southern and central parts of the United States. Traditional prison gangs such as the Mexican Mafia, Black Guerrilla Family and Aryan Brotherhood respect the GD and recognize it as an active organized criminal enterprise.

GANGSTER DISCIPLE AND ORGANIZED CRIME
The Gangster Disciple operates high intensity drug trafficking rings and network with Texas borderland drug gangs such as the Barrio Azteca and Mexikanemi. The GD’s have hundreds of members in the U.S. military and those stationed in Fort Bliss have obtained easy access to whole sale drugs sold in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

 

GANGSTER DISCIPLE CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS
In 1968, the Gangster Disciple Nation was founded by David Barksdale and Larry Hoover on the South-side of Chicago, Illinois. Gang Intelligence 101)

On August 9, 1985, Gangster Disciple members shoot and kill rival Latin King member Isidoro Perez in Chicago, Illinois. (Rosa v. Peters, 36 F.3d 625 (C.A.7 (Ill.), 1993)

On August 7, 1991, Black Gangster Disciple members shoot and kill three rival members of the Gangster Disciples in Chicago, Illinois.  (People v. Brooks, 718 N.E.2d 88 (Ill., 1999)

April 17, 1992, members of the Four Corner Hustlers gang shoot and kill Gangster Disciple members Latrice Cooper and Jonathon Foster in Chicago, Illinois. (People v. Anderson, 291 Ill.App.3d 843, 684 N.E.2d 845 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 1997)

On June 11, 1993, Gangster Disciple members shoot and kill James Hale at a Chicago party. (People v. Shelton, 688 N.E.2d 831, 293 Ill.App.3d 747 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 1997)

On June 25, 1994, Black Gangster Disciple members shoot and kill rival Gangster Disciples member Derrick Henderson in Chicago, Illinois. (State v. Cooper, 743 N.E.2d 32 (Ill., 2000)

On July 8, 1994, Gangster Disciples shoot and kill Mark Peters in Chicago, Illinois. (People v. Foster, 697 N.E.2d 357, 297 Ill.App.3d 600 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 1998)
On October 27, 1994, Gangster Disciple members brutally beat and murder Armando Mendez at an Aurora, Illinois gas station. (People v. Joyner, 739 N.E.2d 594 (Ill. 2 Dist., 2000)

On November 29, 1994, Gangster Disciple members shoot and kill Andrew Redmond and Vedal McGee in Chicago, Illinois. (State v. Edmonson, 767 N.E.2d 445, 328 Ill. App.3d 661 (Ill. App. Ct., 2002)

On August 30, 1995, 39 members of the Gangster Disciple's are indicted on murder, drug trafficking and racketeering in Chicago. (Hatcher, Matter of, 150 F.3d 631 (C.A.7 (Ill.), 1998)

On October 10, 1995, members of the Four Corner Hustlers shoot and kill rival Gangster Disciple Phillip Matthews in Chicago, Illinois. (PEOPLE v. LUCKETT, 722 N.E.2d 634 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 1999)

On October 17, 1995, members of the Gangster Disciples murder Adrian Dickerson in front of her mother in Nashville, Tennessee. (State v Berry (Tenn. Crim. App., 2001)

On November 8, 1995, Gangster Disciple members kidnap, rob and murder Tonya Woodall in Memphis, Tennessee. (State v Stout, 46 S.W.3d 689 (Tenn., 2001)

On November 8, 1995, Gangster Disciple members rob and murder Amber Hunter in Memphis, Tennessee. (State v Stout (Tenn. Crim. App., 2000)

January 28, 1996, Gangster Disciple members rob and brutally murder convenience store clerk Aaron Lanagan in Chicago, Illinois. (State v. Ross, 769 N.E.2d 953, 329 Ill. App.3d 872 (Ill. App. Ct., 2002)

On February 12, 1996, a Gangster Disciple member shoots and kills Geary Dow, a former Marine and Chicago Transit Authority employee in Chicago, Illinois. (People v. Strain, 714 N.E.2d 74, 306 Ill.App.3d 328 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 1999)

On April 25, 1996, Black Gangster Disciple members murder rival Gangster Disciple Marshall Dunnigan, Jr. in retaliation of the murder of Anthony Metcalf in Chicago, Illinois.(People v. Mosley, 702 N.E.2d 280, 299 Ill.App.3d 725 (Ill. 3 Dist., 1998)

On July 13, 1996, a Gangster Disciple member shoots and kills Black Disciples member Andrew Webb in Chicago, Illinois. (State v. Williams, 753 N.E.2d 1089 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 2001)

October 28, 1996, Gangster Disciples brutally rob and murder Tony Price while he was sitting in his car in Memphis, Tennessee. (State v. Austin (Tenn. Crim. App., 2000)

On April 30, 1997, Gangster Disciple members shoot and kill fellow member Vernon Green in the Hurt Village Apartments in Memphis, Tennessee. (State v. Phillips, 76 S.W.3d 1 (Tenn. Crim. App., 2001)

On May 1, 1997, Gangster Disciple members brutally murder Vice Lords member, Vernon Green in Memphis, Tennessee. (State v. Robinson (Tenn.Crim. 2003)

On September 15, 1997, Gangster Disciple members brutally murder fellow member Marshall "Pokey" Shipp in Memphis, Tennessee after he stated he did not want to be a part of the gang. (State v. Becton & Sykes (Tenn. Crim. App., 2002)

On October 29, 1997, Gangster Disciple members shoot and kill Latin King member Jermaine Lambert in Aurora, Illinois. (The People of the State of IL. v. Amaya, 748 N.E.2d 1251 (Ill.App. 2 Dist., 2001)

On June 26, 1998, members of the Black Disciples murder rival Gangster Disciple member Cory Boston in Chicago, Illinois.(People v. James, No. 1-02-2642 (IL 5/5/2004), 810 N.E.2d 96, 348 Ill. App.3d 498 (IL, 2004)

 

On August 15, 1998, a Gangster Disciple member shoots and kills Chicago police officer Michael Ceriale in Chicago, Illinois. (People v. Tolliver, No. 1-01-3147 (Ill. App. 3/12/2004)

On March 13, 1999, Gangster Disciple members shoot and kill Sid Towns and Omar Stokes in Memphis, Tennessee over a drug deal gone badly. (State v. Skinner, No. W2003-00887-CCA-R3-CD (TN 2/28/2005)

On November 7, 1999, John Cooper in Memphis, Tennessee. (State v. Johnson, No. W2003-02098-CCA-R3-CD (TN 9/21/2004)
On March 20, 2000, Gangster Disciples shoot and kill Antwan Jones in Little Rock, Arkansas' Battery Streets. (Hardman v. State, CR03-524 (Ark. 2/5/2004)

 

On May 4, 2003, Gangster Disciple member Dimecos Jones murders fellow member Kaman Perkins in a dispute over drug territory. (State v. Jones, No. W2006-00237-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn. Crim. App. 7/3/2007) (Tenn. Crim. App., 2007)

December 2, 2003, Gangster Disciple member Dorian Williams rapes his cell mate at Redgranite Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. (State v. Williams, No. 04-0677-CR (WI 12/2/2004) (WI, 2004)