The “Maniac” moniker was invented in the year 1973 when Latin Disciple gang member Pete “The Burner” Correa was on trial and screamed out that he’s a “Maniac” in the courtroom. After this the Latin Disciples adopted the “Maniac” as part of their name, however, it was not used as an everyday part of the name and they continued to tag “Latin Disciples” on the walls and referred to themselves as Latin Disciples.
In the year 1979, Maniac developed a deeper meaning when some mild disagreements began happening between Spanish Cobras and Latin Disciples. This was not a violent disagreement but instead an agreement to separate within the YLO alliance that bound them together. The establishment of the Insanes and Maniacs in 1979 meant that all gangs very close to either organization became Maniacs or Insanes, however, no one tagged it on the walls or really represented it, it was just there just not spoken of. For the most part relations between Maniacs and Insanes was very peaceful throughout the 1980s with just some minor eruptions here and there.
In the year 1989, Maniacs and Insanes began to have more conflict mainly just Spanish Cobras and Latin Disciples. This was foreshadowing of the major conflict that was soon to come.
In 1991, the conflicts became more frequent between Maniacs and Insanes and the acts became increasingly violent, however, they were still followed up peaceful resolutions as had been done in the past.
In the year 1992, the conflict frequency and severity increased yet again and now it became time for the north side Hispanic Folk nations to agree to disagree. As I said Maniac and Insane was nothing new, it was implemented in 1979 but no one represented it to the fullest not even the nations that created it. Now Maniac and Insane was law and Maniacs expected their organizations to represent Maniac before their own names but this wasn’t always followed by fellow Maniacs. Those that were already Maniac now were identified openly as Maniacs such as: Latin Jivers, Latin Lovers, YLO Disciples, Latin Stylers, Maniac Campbell Boys and Milwaukee Kings. This meant that all gangs bound to Maniac had to be prepared to help other Maniac organizations take up arms against Maniacs and any others not aligned with Insane.
Between the years 1992 and 1994 flare ups and temporary wars continued but could be smoothed over as before, however, the time period between peaceful periods became much shorter and hard feelings settled in more. In many areas Insanes, Maniacs and Almighties didn’t even hang out with each other anymore.
In 1994, the Spanish Cobras gunned down a member of the Maniac Latin Disciples which caused a temporary war and further strained the relationship between Maniacs and Insanes to the point where they hated each other, however, permanent war was not yet unleashed.
In the year 1995, a massive disagreement that involved shootings happened between Latin Lovers and MLDs, this caused the Latin Lovers to leave the Maniacs and switch to Insane. The Latin Jivers joined alongside the Lovers and became Insane as well for about 1 year. The Milwaukee Kings broke away from Maniac as well and the MLDs declared war on all their former allies. The Maniacs gained now new allies to replace those that were lost but didn’t feel the need to gain any new ones.
In 1996, after the Valentine’s day shootings between the Maniac Latin Disciples and Spanish Cobras the feelings grew increasingly hardened between Insanes and Maniacs to the point it was a miracle they were still not in full scale permanent war yet, however, the back and forth violent and frequency made it seem like there was no peace. At this point periods of peace were far less frequent and weak than periods of war.
In 1997, the war became permanent after more murders occurred. There was one last attempt at peace in 1999 but after Maniac Latin Disciples started shooting their own members at a peaceful meetup there were no more attempts at peace and Insanes and Maniacs and Almighties hate each other as much as People Nation gangs.