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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Fri Aug 28, 2015, 07:28 AM Aug 2015

The Vice Lords

Recently I was watching a documentary on street gangs in America (I'm fascinated by the mafia, biker gangs, etc. Don't ask me why 'cuz I don't know.). It covered the history of gangs from the immigrant gangs of the 19th century up to the cartels today.

Along the way it discussed a Chicago gang called the Vice Lords, particularly their leader, Bobby Gore. At first they were a typical gang but along the way they became community organizers and made an astounding, wonderful contribution to their community. Sadly, Gore was later convicted of murder on rather dubious grounds destroying all of the group's good work.

This man and his work should be studied more, I think. I was excited by what I saw. What happened to him was a tragedy on so many levels but there is still so much to learn.

If anyone has anything to recommend, reading-wise, I would appreciate their contribution.

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The Vice Lords (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 OP
Was this the Documentary that you watched? Stellar Aug 2015 #1
No. It was about gangs in general, not the VL in particular. Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #2

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
2. No. It was about gangs in general, not the VL in particular.
Fri Aug 28, 2015, 07:36 AM
Aug 2015

I'll check out the video in more detail later. Thank-you.

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