Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gangster Disciples : Atlanta

The Gangster Disciples are a criminal gang which was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by Larry Hoover, leader of the High Life Supreme Gangsters, and David Barksdale, leader of the Black Disciples. The two groups united to form the Black Gangster Disciple Nation (BGDN). They later had disagreements, which led to the breakup of the gangs.
To say the street gang’s name in Atlanta, a few things may come to mind. Killing sprees. Child molestation initiations. The Gangster Disciples is a nationwide gang responsible for countless murders and robberies as well as extortion plots and drug trafficking throughout the United States. The latest conviction of three members of the Gangster Disciples, included malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, violation of Georgia’s street gang terrorism and prevention act, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, for killing 23-year-old Anthony Tavarez on Sept. 16, 2015.
According to U.S. Attorney John Horn, the gang was responsible for at least 10 murders, 12 attempted murders and many other crimes including what police called the “Bloody Summer” crimes last year. In March 2017, gang members were arrested for human trafficking women, who were referred to as 'Diamond Kitties'.

The gang is active in at least 24 states.