Gangster Disciples

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The Gangster Disciples are an American street and prison gang. They were formed on the South Side of Chicago.[1] The gang was established in 1968. Almost all the members of the gang are African Americans.

The predominant symbol of this gang is the six-pointed Star of David.[2] The Gangster Disciples also use the upward crossed pitchforks and the heart with wings. The main gang color are black, gray and white.

The Gangster Disciples are active in over 100 American cities in 31 U.S. states, mainly in the Midwestern and Southern United States. They also have a huge presence in the United States prison system.[3] The gang has between 25,000 and 50,000 members.[4]

The Gangster Disciples are involved in racketeering, drug trafficking, car theft, money laundering and fraud.

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  1. "Gangster Disciples". The Chicago Gang History. Archived from the original on May 26, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  2. "The Gangster Disciples" (PDF). Drugs and Crime: Gang Profile. Retrieved May 20, 2021. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "Gangster Disciples". Justice.gov. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  4. "The Appendix B Street Gangs". Justice.gov. Archived from the original on 2011-02-28. Retrieved May 20, 2021.