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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : CHICAGO STREET GANGS THERE INFLUNCE :

Chicago street gangs emerged in the 1980's when youth groups called the Black P. Stone Rangers developed into a criminal organization.  The group leader Jeff Fort unified the leaders of some 50 areas stree gang into a single organization called the Black P-Stone Nation, The group was controlled by a 21 man commission, self titled The Main 21. The leaders projected the group as a socially conscious, self help organization that would help up lift themselves and there community.  As a result of this promise, the group sought and obtained $1,4 million in federal anti-poverty funds. These funds were then used to support the groups illegal activities. A federal grand jury uncovered the funds mismanagement and Jeff Fort was sent to a federal prison.






















































The perceived success of Fort Black P-Stone Nation resulted in the formation of many other street groups yhay claimed to be politically and socially motivated of the group that surface many dropped to a level of disorganization, while others develop into sophisticated, highly organized groups that surface into prostitution, robbery, burglary, extortion and drugs sales. Two very influential gangs, the Black Disciples, led by David Barksdale and the Gangster  Disciples led by Larry Hoover followed Forts example and unified their gangs to the Black Gangster Disciples Nation. Throughout the 1970's the Black P-Stone Nation and the Black Gangster Disciples Nation controlled the Chicago drugs trade and became bitter rivals this resulted in the bloodiest gang war in Chicago history.