Respect Your Sources

As a reminder, I only use names and go into details about gang related activity only if it is documented in a court case or in a newspaper article which is PUBLIC INFORMATION, the sources of where I got the info are cited within the histories so you can see …

New Interalliance Gang War Info

Good day Chicago gang history readers. A big update was made recently detailing the exact years and incidences that started many Folk nation interalliance gang wars back in the 1980s. I had some wrong dates but now those are corrected thanks to court documents. Updates have been made on the …

Chicago’s Most Gangster Hoods

I have written about 56 of the 77 Chicago neighborhoods but left out 21 of them; the reason why is because those 21 neighborhoods do not have a significant enough gang history throughout the 19th and 20th centuries due to a lack of poverty, consistent strong community ties and being …

Life and Death of The Projects

Origin of the problem The economy slides During the Great Depression years of the 1930s decade, our nation was in a severe economic crisis that caused a complete slide in the harmony of the U.S. economy.  The 1920s were a time of great economic success in this country that offered …

Organized Crime to Folk and People Street Gangs

Forward Gangs have likely existed in Chicago since the 1830s; however, the significant gangs would not begin until after the Civil War, when the issue was no longer just a gang or two here and there stealing bread and it became several gangs living in impoverished areas.  After the Civil …