The Gang that Could Go Straight

an old article but it shows how the Chicago machine kept the an organization from legitimizing itself like the Irish and Italian mobs before it…. and don’t forget the Jewish mob…

Ever since he read Boss, Larry Hoover knew he wanted to mold his street gang into a political organization like the old Daley Machine. He’s still in jail, but 21st Century V.O.T.E. is ready to roll. Continue reading

Is Chicago’s ghastly murder rate the result of its 1990s anti-gang policies?

Good read on my city….

Ronald Safer didn’t know all that much about gangs when, in 1992, he was assigned to lead a federal investigation of Chicago’s Gangster Disciples, the notorious street gang led by kingpin Larry Hoover. Continue reading