Larry Hoover - WikipediaThe gang has made several attempts to legitimize their image. In the s the Gangster Disciples entered into politics through the formation of the "Growth and Development" movement. Outside of Chicago some gangs will still go by the old name of BGD. Like most major gangs, Gangster Disciples use a well-defined system of symbols to communicate alliances and rivalries. This system is a combination of symbols that represent the Gangster Disciple Nation or the Folk Nation as a whole and symbols that rivals use to represent their organization, typically inverted to show disrespect. One representation can be the six pointed star to honor David Barksdale as well as pitchforks pointing upwards.
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Larry Hoover born November 30,   or  sources differ is an American organization leader and founder of the Chicago, Illinois ' street gang called the Gangster Disciples. His sentences include a — year sentence for a murder; and in , after a 17—year investigation of conspiracy , extortion , money laundering, and running a continuing criminal enterprise for leading the gang from state prison, he received a life sentence. On the evening of February 26, , William "Pooky" Young, a 19—year old neighborhood youth drug dealer, was abducted and later shot to death in an alley near 68th Street and Union Avenue in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. His killing was ordered by Hoover after his name was mentioned as one of three people accused of stealing drugs and money from the gang five days earlier. In November , Howard and Hoover were both charged with murder and sentenced to to years in prison. In , after the leader of the Black Disciples, David Barksdale, died from kidney failure by an injury due to an earlier shooting, Hoover took the reins of the Black Gangster Disciples Nation while under his wing, which now had control of Chicago's South Side. In , The Black Gangster Disciples started to go against their own merger and ally, the Black Disciples, over a drug dealing dispute in the neighborhood of Englewood, Chicago that escalated into a shooting that killed several people.
When he was 12, Hoover became the leader of the Chicago gang the Supreme Gangsters, which merged with a rival gang to become the Gangster Disciple Nation. In , Hoover was sentenced to years in prison for killing a drug dealer. After he committed money laundering in prison, his punishment was increased to six life sentences. His parents moved the family north to Chicago, Illinois, when Hoover was 4 years old. By the time he was 12 years old, Larry was on the streets with his friends. Occasionally, they would engage in petty crimes, including stealing and mugging.
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Larry Hoover, reputed leader of the Gangster Disciples street gang, is serving a to year murder sentence. A parole bid by Hoover was supported by several community leaders and politicians, including former Chcago Mayor Eugene Sawyer, who argued the convict was a peacemaker who could be a Pied Piper of reform to young people in violence-wracked neighborhoods. His bid for parole was turned down. Hoover reached out to the streets from his prison cell and shared his vision to the prisoners of the ghetto. Emery, Sr. The Blue Print of a New Concept was written and completed by , but was later revised in for the people to view. The Vision dictates that we learn the political process of our community and become involved to the extent of having a voice in our destiny; that we conduct ourselves in a manner that is compatible to our community; that we frown upon the senseless rape, robbery, burglary, theft and murder that is rampant in our community; that we establish ourselves in business that is an asset to ourselves as well as to our community that we set examples that will make it safe for our youth to be part of us; and ultimately, that we eliminate the awesome rate of recidivism that is the experience of a large portion of our youth.
The Gangster Disciples are said to be at least 40, strong in numbers and continue to grow with members as young as pre-teen and members as old as in their 70s. The Gangster Disciple nation has a hell of a legacy of expansion, power and dominance. The Gangster Disciples have grown beyond just being a gang and are about Growth and Development. Growth and Development is something positive that turns Gangster Disciple members into productive members of society and helps men of all ages better themselves and become successful. Not all Gangster Disciples get involved in criminal activity and many retire and leave the criminal life and become productive members of Growth and Development. The history of the Gangster Disciple nation has roots that come from civil rights issues and dealing with problems that plagued their communities.