reply to post by TheAgentNineteen
Here's a run down of Chicago gangs and their initials. Not acronyms. Although there are a few I put them last.
ALKQN- Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation
VL'S- Vice Lords (there are many factions- Formerly 14th St. Clovers) Traveler VL's, Conservative VL's, Imperial Insane VL's, Cicero Insane VL's,
Unknown VL's, Undertaker VL's, and a few that I can't remember.
BPSN- Black P Stone Nation (aka) Black Stones or Moes.
4CH- Maniac 4 Corner Hustlers (once known as VL's M4CHVL's although they no longer claim VL to my knowledge)
ILB- Insane Latin Brothers
ALP- Almighty Latin Pachucos
ABN- Almighty Bishop Nation
IPN- Insane Pope Nation aka Insane Popes (South Side)
AGLN- Almighty GayLord Nation aka GLN, AGL, GL, G.A.Y.L.O.R.D.S.
ALSN- Almighty Spanish Lord Nation aka Spanish Lords
IUK's- Insane Unknowns
ASFN- Almighty Stoned Freak Nation aka Stoned Freaks
GDN- Gangster Disciple Nation aka GD's
SGD's- Spanish Gangster Disciples
BDN- Black Disciple Nation aka BD's
ISCN- Insane Spanish Cobra Nation aka Spanish Cobras or Cobras
BGN- Black Gangster Nation aka Black Gangsters, Breeds, New Breeds, BG's.
IOAN- Insane Orchestra Albany Boys or nation aka OA's
MLDN- Maniac Latin Disciple Nation aka MLD's or Maniacs
IDN- Insane Dragons Nation or Insane Dragons
AIGN- Almighty Imperial Gangster Nation (Imperial Gangsters or IG's)
IGSDN- Insane Gangster Satan Disciple Nation or SD's
ILJ- Insane Latin Jivers
IPN- Insane Popes (North Side) offiliated with ASCR's
ASCR- Almighty Simon City Royals
AHGN- Almighty Harrison Gents
C-Notes- Insane C-Notes ($) or C.N.O.T.E.S.
IDN-Insane Deuces (North side) ICDN Insane Cullerton Deuces (south side named for Cullerton St.)
Insane 22 Boys
Gangster 26 Boys
MMK- Maniac Milwaukee Kings (MK's) (Named after Milwaukee Ave.)
ILLN- Insane Latin Lovers or Lovers
MLSN- Maniac Latin Styler Nation or Stylers
IAV's- Insane Asland Vikings
ALEN- Almighty Latin Eagle Nation aka Eagles
YLOD's- Young Latin Organization of Disciples
YLOC's- Yound Latin Organization of Cobras
Some of these gangs like the C-notes and Deuces switched alliances from people to folks as years and streangth changed.
Some were what is called renegade in Chicago (those that are neither People nor Folk) Like the Black Souls. The Ashland Vikings which only recently
joined Folks under the Insane Alliance within Folks run by the Spanish Cobras joined simply because their once masive numbers and territory has sinse
dwindled. Gangs like the Mickey's Cobras have always been People yet wared constantly with their own "People" sinse the murder of Micky Cogwell by
the heads of the Main 21 in the BPSN. The Stylers flip flopped between the Maniac and Insane Alliance inside the Folks for years.
See all these gangs started on there own and in the mid to late 70's (think it was 78) started alliances People / Folks and this pretty well formed
out of neccesity for weaker gangs to get help and some larger ones pushing on the smaller ones in some cases. They all kept their own authority but
basicly agreed to help one another. A sort of aid and assist if you will.
As the years went on in the 80's (not sure) about the Peole but in the Folks alliance when things started to get rocky certain gangs made smaller
alliances sort of subcontracts as disputes between Folks broke out. You had the Insane alliance Spanish Cobras, OA's, Latin Lovers, Jivers, Insane
Dragons, Insane Ganster Satan Disciples. And Then there was the Almighty alliance Imperial Gangsters, Latin Eagles, Simon City Royals. There was also
The Maniac alliance Latin Disciples, Milwakee Kings, Stylers.
Some gangs as I said flipped back and forth between Insane and Maniac Like the Stylers. Some even went as far as flip flopping btween People and Folks
like the Deuces and C-notes which is a serious no no. It will get you shunned like the plague really quickly. Others like the Black souls had
loyalties on both sides of town so never joined People or Folks, The Asland Vikings were so big and violent for a long time they saw no need for
alliance, and others like the AMickey's Cobras ignored their alliances with all out war.
Yet ther were the largest gangs in the city like the black GD's, BPS's, and VL's. The white ones like the Royals(SCR) and GayLords GL's. And Latin
ones largest of all (ALKQN) Latin Kings which fathered the alliances for what reason I still do not understand to this day for none of them realyly
needed to do to their large numbers.
any way you asked so here you are. That site that a previous poster recommended (chicagogangs.org) is pretty good but it isn't entirely accurate. So
Don't take it all at face value.
[edit on 20-5-2008 by lazy1981]