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Police Arrest 18 Gang Members in West Side (Chicago) Drug Bust
DNAinfo.com ^ | 12/21/12 | Kyla Gardner

Posted on 12/21/2012 7:54:16 PM PST by RC one

CHICAGO — Police arrested 18 gang members in a West Side drug bust.

Investigators recovered more than $85,000 worth of cannabis, heroin and crack cocaine in Austin during the three-month investigation, police said in a statement issued Thursday.

Police attributed recent violence in the area to the drug market controlled by the Conservative Vice Lords gang, police said.

The offenders were charged with various crimes, including delivery of a controlled substance, a felony.

Ten of those arrested were felons with “extensive criminals backgrounds,” including arrests for homicide, aggravated battery and other violent crimes, police said.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; drugs; drugwar; illinois; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
The Almighty Vice Lord Nation(abbreviated AVLN, VLN, VL, or CVLN) is the second largest and one of the oldest street gangs in Chicago.[2] Their total membership is estimated to be 30,000 - 35,000. They are also one of the founding members of the People Nation multi-gang alliance.[2]

In an attempt at softening their public image, a leader of one of the original 8 Vice Lord sets changed the gang's name to "Conservative Vice Lords", which today serves as the foundation of the entire Vice Lord Nation.[2] They developed new logos and advertised themselves as a community outreach group. They went as far as to petition for a community outreach chapter named "Conservative Vice Lord Incorporated.[2] This attempt was successful enough that the group began to receive a large amount of positive publicity from various politicians and community leaders. CVL, Inc. established a number of recreational areas for neighborhood children which were then used as meeting houses after they had closed for the day.

In 1970, two Vice Lord leaders, Alfonso Alfred and Bobby Gore, applied for a $275,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. The Rockefeller Foundation approved the grant.[2] At the same time, the gang was successfully consolidating smaller neighborhood gangs (including the Cherokees, the Morphines, the Commanches, the Continental Pimps, the Imperial Chaplains, the Clovers, the Cobras, and the Braves) into the Vice Lord Nation. As a result, their numbers swelled significantly. In spite of the positive press, it was soon discovered that the Vice Lords were still violent criminals. An introduction of narcotics into the Lawndale neighborhood during this time, along with a rapid increase in crimes involving intimidation, extortion, and murders of business owners who refused to pay for "protection" were perpetuated by the gang.[2]

1 posted on 12/21/2012 7:54:22 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

Yabut, did they get any guns?


2 posted on 12/21/2012 7:56:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Of course they did but the chicago police department propaganda office that released this story declined to mention it. Wouldn’t want the real source of murder in America to be too obvious.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 8:03:05 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

Sure, pick on the conservatives.


4 posted on 12/21/2012 8:04:16 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Paladin2

No Way! You can’t have guns in Chi-Town don’t ya’know.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 8:06:05 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: RC one
the Conservative Vice Lords gang

Oh, is that like "The Republican Guard"?

6 posted on 12/21/2012 8:06:54 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
actually, the conservative vice lords morphed into "the Lords of Islam" in the 1990s. Isn't that much more comforting? They're are about 30,000-35,000 of these murderous punks running around our country. But Americans don't need assault rifles or high capacity magazines or anything.
7 posted on 12/21/2012 8:14:49 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

I heard the south side is the baddest part of town


8 posted on 12/21/2012 8:16:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: RC one
They're are about 30,000-35,000 of these murderous punks running around our country.

Hopefully they'll stay in the blue counties.

I'm sure that, should they stray out into a Red zone, some enthusiastic redneck would refer to his "terrorist hunting license" and throw a few rounds downrange.

9 posted on 12/21/2012 8:26:05 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: RC one

“This attempt was successful enough that the group began to receive a large amount of positive publicity from various politicians and community leaders. CVL, Inc. established a number of recreational areas for neighborhood children which were then used as meeting houses after they had closed for the day.”

And Al Capone set up soup kitchens to show everyone what a swell guy *he* was.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 8:26:19 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: F15Eagle

I heard a guy named Leroy Brown was the baddest man in the whole damn town.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 8:29:16 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Paladin2

***Yabut, did they get any guns?****

Years ago just after Clinton signed the AWB, there was a drug raid in Chicago.

They showed the drugs and guns seized by the police with special mention of all the guns taken. Then they showed the guns.
Almost all were single shot, top break, sawed off less than 18 inches. Not a fast shooting gun in the group.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 8:29:59 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Those guys were slackers. ;-)


13 posted on 12/21/2012 8:34:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: RC one

Gee Emanuel, Obama and Axelrod, plus Danny Davis and Jesse Jackson Sr had a lot of sons that looked like Trayvon Martin only back in the old days they were known as the Black P Stone Rangers.

30,000 is one shitload of gangbangers and members. Ah, “THE CHICAGO WAY”.

Mayor Daley Jr seems to have failed to clean up his town as did his redecessors Comrade Harold Washington, Jane Byrne, etc.

Lots of dead kids in Chicago whose funerals Obama DIDN’T GO TO. he knew he had the black vote sewn up but in Connecticut, he wanted to reinforce white folk support.

Did he attend the Ft. Hood Massacre funerals or EVEN KNOW ABOUT THEM? Oh, that was workplace violence. Never mind!


14 posted on 12/21/2012 8:41:48 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: RC one

I wonder how much Zer0 was involved with the Vice Lords during his Chicago days as a community organizer?


15 posted on 12/21/2012 8:49:09 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: RC one

Somewhere Obama is saying “Hey don’t arrest those guys, they voted for me”


16 posted on 12/21/2012 8:52:20 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: F15Eagle
" I heard the south side is the baddest part of town "

That's what Leroy Brown said.

17 posted on 12/21/2012 8:57:24 PM PST by blam
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To: RC one

I have heard of Vice Lords

but Conservative Vice Lords?

I guess they just wanted a tougher, meaner image

lol


18 posted on 12/21/2012 9:11:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

These gangs in Chicago can get City Council representation!


19 posted on 12/21/2012 9:13:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I have always believed that and and every government is, ultimately, just the capo di tutti capi in the overall organized crime hierarchy of the given country. they’re all criminals.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 9:53:18 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

“In spite of the positive press, it was soon discovered that the Vice Lords were still violent criminals.”
OMG how could that be??? I thought positive press somehow made everything OK.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 11:04:50 PM PST by STYRO (Do not accept unconstitutional government as legitimate government.)
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To: Paladin2

The official figure on guns confiscated from criminals is a state secret in communist countries.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 3:12:37 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: RC one

That’s usually the politician’s racket - dole out freebies pennies on the dollar, run a protection racket, and further the social rot in their own land.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 3:22:02 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: RC one
Investigators recovered more than $85,000 worth of cannabis, heroin and crack cocaine in Austin during the three-month investigation

Drop in the bucket - and worth $85,000 rather than $85 thanks to the War On Drugs.

24 posted on 12/23/2012 3:27:10 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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