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Street Gangs — Chicago Based or Influenced

Folk Nation Sets

Examples of Folk Nation symbols

Some of the major Folk Nation sets are:

  • Black Gangster Disciples
  • Black Disciples
  • Gangster Disciples
  • Imperial Gangsters
  • La Raza
  • Spanish Cobras
  • Latin Eagles
  • Latin Disciples
  • Maniac Latin Disciples
  • Simon City Royals
  • Spanish Gangster Disciples
  • Two Sixers
  • International Posse

Once again, note that these sets often use their names or letter initials along with Folk Nation symbols to identify themselves. In addition, they frequently draw symbols that are disrespectful to People Nation sets such as upside-down crowns and upside-down number 5s.

Black Gangster Disciples

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • six-point star
    • the letters "BGD"
    • raised pitchforks
    • may sometimes use numbers to represent the alphabet; for example: 2=B, 7=G, and 4=D (BGD)
graffiti showing star and letters BGD
  Black Gangster Disciples tattoo

Black Disciples

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • six-point star
    • the letters "BD"
    • crossed pitchforks
    • heart with wings
Photo of Black Disciples graffiti
Photo obtained from
Gang Prevention Inc.

Gangster Disciples

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • six-point star
    • initials "GD"
    • initials "BOS" or "BOSS (Brothers of the Struggle or Brothers of the Strong Struggle)
    • the number 6
    • raised pitchforks
Six pointed star and letters GD
  Gangster Disciples tattoo with number codes 7 and 4 for G and D
The 7 represents "G" and the 4 represents "D" = Gangster Disciple (GD)

Imperial Gangsters

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • crown with rounded edges
    • initials "IG"
    • raised pitchforks
Imperial Gangsters tattoo

La Raza

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • initials "LR"
    • Folk Nation symbols
Five point crown and letters LR

Spanish Cobras

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • the cobra
    • raised pitchforks
    • initials "SC"
Photo of cobra drawing on side of building.
Photo obtained from
Gang Prevention Inc.

Latin Eagles

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • eagle in flight
    • eagle's head
    • Folk Nation symbols
Drawing of eagle in flight.

Latin Disciples

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • heart with horns and devil's tail
    • raised pitchforks
Pitch forks and Heart with horns and tail


Satan Disciples

  • Identifiers/symbols:
    • devil's horn
    • devil's tail
    • pitchfork
Satan's Disciples (SD) tattoo with pitchfok
Satan's Disciples tattoo

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