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Folk Nation

Folk Nation Symbols
Folk Nation Symbols
Folk Nation (Folk/Folks) is an alliance of gangs that was formed in Chicago’s prison. The word ‘FOLKS’ was picked as an acronym meaning "Follow the Orders and Laws the King Sets". Some of the major members of the alliance include the Black Disciples and Gangster Disciples. The Folk Nation alliance has members throughout the United States, not just Chicago. At the time of its creation, not every gang was a member, the other gangs felt they needed their own alliance to rival that of the Folk Nation, and thus the “People Nation” alliance was formed.

Folk Nation History

Around the 1960’s a youth group known as “Black Stone Rangers” transformed into a criminal gang. The leader of the ‘Black P. Stone Rangers’, Jeff Fort, formed an alliance with numerous other gang leaders in the area and renamed the gang to “Black P. Stones”. The new gang was controlled by a 21 member council, and was projected as an uplifting group trying to help the community. They soon applied for a 1.4 million federal grant to help the community which they received. Investigators would later lean that the money wasn't used for its intended purposes; it was actually used to support the gang’s illegal activities. Jeff Fort, the leader of the gang, was soon brought to trial and sent to federal prison.

Gangs that were not part of the Black P. Stone Nation decided to mimic their strategy by forming strong alliances with other gangs. Two powerful gangs, the Black Disciples led by David Barksdale, and the Supreme Gangsters led by Larry Hoover, decided to form an alliance that would be known as the “Black Gangster Disciple Nation”. Throughout most of the 1970s, the ‘Black P. Stone Nation’ and the ‘Black Gangster Disciples’ controlled the majority of Chicago’s drug trade, which led them to become bitter enemies.

As time went on, many of the gang’s leaders were sent to jail. Due to the growing number of individual gangs in the system, the gangs started separating into alliances. The Folk Nation alliance was born in November 11, 1978 in the Illinois Department of Correction. The alliance was formed by Larry Hoover persuading other gangs, regardless of color, to become part of the alliance. Two major gangs in the Folk Nation alliance are the Black Disciples and the Gangster Disciples. As a response to the Folk Nation alliance, other gangs soon formed the People Nation to rival the Folks.

Folk Nation Demographics

The majority of gangs that are part of the Folk Nation alliance are black and Hispanic. Though those two groups make up the majority, race is not a factor when joining the alliance; the alliance also has white gangs as well as other ethnic groups. The age of the alliance members vary, there is no age restriction, though the majority of members are in their teens and upper 20’s.

Folk Nation Symbols

Members of the Folk Nation alliance have numerous codes, symbols, tattoos used to demonstrate their allegiance to the alliance. The different symbols of the Folks Nation alliance are not exclusive to the alliance, some of them were taken from gangs that were original members of the alliance such as the 6 point star which was already being used by the Gangster Disciples.

Folks Nation Clothing and Accessories

Members of the Folks Nation alliance identify themselves to the right. This mean that if they are wearing any bandannas, they will wear it on the right side, such as the right back pocket, their right legs, or right shoulder. If they have any piercings, it will be on their right side, such as their right ear. If they’re wearing hats, it will be tilted to the right side. Gangs often wear sports gear that have meaning to their gangs, either through name or symbols; Folks Nation often wear the Oakland Raiders gears, because raiders stand for one their acronym meaning “ruthless ass Insane Disciples ever ruled the streets”.

Folk Nation Tattoos

The tattoos that represent the Folks Nation are the winged heart, devil’s horns, a devil’s tail, dice, the number 6, backwards swastikas, a bunny head with bent ears, a sword, a pitchfork, and a six-point star (Star of David). The 6 point of the star stands for love, loyalty, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. The winged heart symbol means love for the gang. The pitchfork means strength carried by the devil. The devil’s horn means courage, while the Devil’s tail means strength.

Folks Nation Philosophy

The Folks nation has numerous philosophies, one of them is “All for One, One for All” which means if any gang member is under assault, any and all gang members in the area are required to help them out. Other terminologies include ”All is Well”, “All is All”, “I will not let my brother fall to a knee”.

Members of the Folks Nation disrespects rivals in numerous ways such as:

  • Striking through rival’s graffiti, or painting an enemy’s symbol upside down.
  • Making a rival’s symbol with their hand and turning it upside down, or crossing it out with another finger.
  • Breaking a rival’s symbol (Such as cracking treys).
  • The People Nation, a rival of the folk nation use the 5 Point star instead of the 6 point star, thus creating the saying “6 poppin, 5 droppin”.

Folks Nation Gangs

Allport Lovers
Ambrose
Aztecas
Brazers
Brothers For Life
Crazy Insanes
Harrison Gents
Imperial Gangsters
Krazy GetDown Boys
Latin Eagles
Simon City Royals
Black Disciples
Black King Cobras
B.O.S.S. Pimps
Gangster Disciples
Party People
Two Six
Hoodlums
Ashland Vikings
C-Note$
Cullerton Deuces
Insane Dragons
Gangster City Knights
Satan Disciples
Guess Boys
Latin Jivers
Majestics
Orchestra Albany
North Side Popes
Racine Boys
Spanish Cobras
Two-Two Boys
King Cobras
La Raza
Latin Assassins
Latin Dragons
Latin Souls
Latin Stylers
Mighty Oakley Boys
Insane Soldiers
Campbell Boys
Maniac Latin Disciples
Mafia Disciples
Milwaukee Kings
Morgan Boys
Sin City Boys
Spanish Gangster Disciples
Unknown Assasins
Universal Latin Lovers
Young Latino Organization Cobras
Young Latino Organization Disciples

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