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Street Gangs — Chicago Based or Influenced

Other People Nation Groups of Interest

With small modifications, most of the People Nation identifiers are shared by all their aligned groups.

Some add their initials to People Nation identifiers to indicate which set they are. Examples include "VL" (Vicelords) added to a star and "LK" (Latin Kings) added to a crown to identify which set they are. Some of the major People Nation Sets are:

Black P-Stones
  • Formed by Jeff Fort.
  • One of the original Chicago gangs.
  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • five-point star
    • pyramids
    • eye
    • crescents
    • initials "BPS"
Black P-Stones graffiti
Black P-Stones graffiti
Black P-Stones graffiti
Photo obtained from
Gang Prevention Inc.

El Rukns (also called "Moorish Science Temple")

  • Emerged from the Black P-Stone Nation.
  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • pyramid
    • eye
    • five-point star
    • crescent moon
    • other People Nation Symbols
Example of El Rukens graffiti

Vicelords

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • five-pointed star
    • top hat and cane
    • rabbit head
    • pyramid
    • crescent moon
    • the letters "VL"
    • other People Nation symbols
Pyramid, moon and star graffiti Vice Lords bunny head graffiti
Vicelords tattoo CVL

Spanish Lords

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • the initials "SL"
    • crosses
    • People Nation symbols
Photo of wall showing Spanish Lords graffiti
Photo obtained from
Gang Prevention Inc.

Bishops

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • a bishop's bust
    • crosses
    • other People Nation symbols
Sketch of a cross Drawing of a bishop