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by T.C. Aficionado
December 2nd, 2016, 2:30 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Untold Story of the Spanish Mafia in Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 8853

Re: Untold Story of the Spanish Mafia in Chicago

I heard El Jefe was in Nevada for the last three years.
by T.C. Aficionado
August 9th, 2016, 7:19 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Simon City Royals sample page from book
Replies: 31
Views: 10227

Re: Simon City Royals sample page from book

G-Man & Rotten were indeed murdered in December 1983 allegedly by the HP Jousters.
by T.C. Aficionado
August 8th, 2016, 7:44 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Untold Story of the Spanish Mafia in Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 8853

Re: Untold Story of the Spanish Mafia in Chicago

Rampants & Spartans were also south-side gangs that were softball teams.
by T.C. Aficionado
August 8th, 2016, 7:43 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Untold Story of the Spanish Mafia in Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 8853

Re: Untold Story of the Spanish Mafia in Chicago

I saw a picture of a Latin Scorpions sweater patch in a magazine from 1976 years ago. Unfortunately, the picture was black and white so I could not tell what their colors were. The emblem was a Shield with the word Latin on top and an image of Scorpion beneath it and the word Scorpion on a banner be...
by T.C. Aficionado
August 6th, 2016, 4:17 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Southsides oldest mobs on the northwest side of chi who survived the change and are established 30 yrs plus.
Replies: 43
Views: 5287

Re: Southsides oldest mobs on the northwest side of chi who survived the change and are established 30 yrs plus.

The Taylor Street Jousters were a South side gang that survived on the Northwest side for over 30 years.
by T.C. Aficionado
February 12th, 2016, 6:41 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Gangland Chicago: Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City Richard C. Lindberg This engrossing tale of gangs and organized criminality begins in the frontier saloons situated in the marshy flats of Chicago, the future world class city of Mid-continent. Gangland Chicago recounts the era of parlo...
by T.C. Aficionado
November 7th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Race Traitors Race Traitors portrays the thrilling and compelling exploits of two African American police detectives assigned to Chicago's Gang Intelligence Unit-two men who witness the apocalyptic suffering of a community and its residents. Bound by their oath to protect life and property, these de...
by T.C. Aficionado
October 28th, 2015, 6:13 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

CHICAGO'S "42" GANG: STREET SMART PUNKS TO CAPONE'S KILLERS by MICHAEL G'FRANCISO Chicago's young hoodlum "42" Gang was hatched out of despair and by the lack of society's subvention to provide the proper guidance. Other ethnic gangs long before the origin of the 42er's were committing evil and hide...
by T.C. Aficionado
October 17th, 2015, 11:36 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

The Gang as an American Enterprise Paperback – April 1, 1992 by Felix M. Padilla (Author) "Padilla writes with earnestness and concern ... the author never exploits or sensationalizes the kids he has written about ... this is vastly preferable to other recent titles on this timely subject."- Publish...
by T.C. Aficionado
October 14th, 2015, 9:48 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

The Blackstone Rangers;: A reporter's account of time spent with the street gang on Chicago's South Side by Richard T Sale "Nowhere in the history of this country has there been a group of young black men like us, organized with the kind of discipline we have, the kind of organization. Because that'...
by T.C. Aficionado
October 8th, 2015, 7:41 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Thanks for the sneak preview offer but I will wait for the hardcover to come out.
by T.C. Aficionado
October 6th, 2015, 10:39 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

I searched high & low for that ISC book and there is no such thing.

As for the Latin Kings, sorry, I'm not interested in writing about them but thanks for asking. Good Luck!
by T.C. Aficionado
October 5th, 2015, 10:47 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Self-Publishing information is readily available online.

On another note, I'm wondering if out of the 1,000 + hits this topic has received thus far, if anyone has read any of the books mentioned and if so would you be willing to provide feedback.

Thanks

T.C.A.
by T.C. Aficionado
October 4th, 2015, 1:51 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Every author I know gets asked the same question: How do you write a book? It’s a simple question, but here’s the honest truth: 20% of the people who ask that question are hoping to hear this – Anyone can write a book. They want permission. The truth is you don’t need any. A pen, paper and effort ar...
by T.C. Aficionado
October 1st, 2015, 7:42 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community by Ruth Horowitz · Thirty-second Street in Chicago. A Chicano community, peaceful on a warm summer night, residents socializing, children playing--and gang warfare ready to explode at any time. Ruth Horowitz takes us to the he...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 30th, 2015, 8:16 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Flukey Stokes: Drugs, Gangs, & Police Corruption in Chicago by Al Profit (Author) Willie "Flukey" Stokes was on the short list of most successful Black gangsters not just in Chicago history, but in American history. An iconic figure in the Windy City, he first became known to police in the late 1950...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 28th, 2015, 8:02 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

The Guys in the Gang by James T. Joyce · There was more to be learned on Chicago's Southside than the reading, writing, and religion taught in schools. In this memoir, authors James T. Joyce and James T. Joyce present a collection of stories about what they learned growing up in an Irish-Catholic ne...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 17th, 2015, 10:24 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia by Robert M. Lombardo This book provides a comprehensive sociological explanation for the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded protection to gambling, prostitution, and other vic...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 16th, 2015, 9:46 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Reducing Youth Gang Violence: The Little Village Gang Project in Chicago Irving A. Spergel In this book, Irving Spergel details the efforts of his Chicago youth gang project, a comprehensive, community-based model designed to reduce gang problems, including violence and illegal drug activity. He off...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 11th, 2015, 6:22 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

From God’s Monster To The Devil’s Angel: Life Of A Chicago Gang Member Most boys would love to have a former Chicago Bears player as a father. I never saw the glory in being thrown and kicked around like a football. When I was born my crack addicted mother was seventeen and my father was thirty-six....
by T.C. Aficionado
September 10th, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Explosion of Chicago's Black Street Gangs: 1900 to the Present Useni Eugene Perkins "This commentary is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of Chicago's Black street gangs, nor does it purport to be based on scientific data. However, as one who has worked with and observed Black street gangs...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 7th, 2015, 6:42 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class by Geoff Harkness On September 4, 2012, Joseph Coleman, an eighteen-year-old aspiring gangsta rapper, was gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Police immediately began investigating the connections between Coleman's murde...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 5th, 2015, 11:58 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago by Laurence Ralph Every morning Chicagoans wake up to the same stark headlines that read like some macabre score: “13 shot, 4 dead overnight across the city,” and nearly every morning the same elision occurs: what of the nine other victims? ...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 4th, 2015, 8:37 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: any books based on chi gang life or sumthin need answer TODAY
Replies: 48
Views: 3243

Re: any books based on chi gang life or sumthin need answer TODAY

Black Gangsters of Chicago by Ron Chepesiuk Chicago's notoriety as one of the nation's most corrupt cities is well deserved, and few locales have been the setting of as many factual and fictional crime tales. As early as 1906, illegal gambling was being spearheaded by the “Negro Gambling King of Chi...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 4th, 2015, 8:35 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Black Gangsters of Chicago by Ron Chepesiuk Chicago's notoriety as one of the nation's most corrupt cities is well deserved, and few locales have been the setting of as many factual and fictional crime tales. As early as 1906, illegal gambling was being spearheaded by the “Negro Gambling King of Chi...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 3rd, 2015, 7:57 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets Sudhir Venkatesh When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban po...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 3rd, 2015, 6:36 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Neal: Those Latin King books have been selling for nearly 15 years not only online but at book stores across the nation. I highly doubt that the author had any intentions of splitting the proceeds with his boys when he decided to write the books. A best-seller is a book that sells 100,000 copies and...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 3rd, 2015, 6:23 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Brolic:

Let me know what you think of the book once you are done reading it.

Thanks

TCA
by T.C. Aficionado
September 2nd, 2015, 10:21 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

Once A King, Always A King The Unmaking of a Latin King by Reymundo Sanchez As a sequel to My Bloody Life, Sanchez’s memoir of sex, drugs and violence in the Chicago street gang the Latin Kings, the author recounts the hardships of postgang life. He vividly describes the struggle to separate himself...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 2nd, 2015, 10:18 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

The Gangs of Chicago: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld by Herbert Asbury This classic history of crime tells how Chicago’s underworld earned—and kept—its reputation. Recounting the lives of such notorious denizens as the original Mickey Finn, the mass murderer H. H. Holmes, and the thre...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 1st, 2015, 10:42 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

My Bloody Life: Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 1st, 2015, 9:46 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

The Black Gangster Disciple Nation was born out of two organizations. In the beginning, there were two separate organizations: The Disciple Nation, whose President was David Barksdale, and the Gangster Nation, whose President was Larry Hoover. There were many branches of both organizations. Some of ...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 1st, 2015, 9:08 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

A Nation of Lords is an instructive and relevant look at an explosive period in urban history! This savagely moving autobiography of a violent street gang covers its heyday in the 1960s when it had perhaps ten thousand members in at least twenty-six branches on Chicagos West Side. It is the story of...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 1st, 2015, 9:05 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

This exposé investigates the evolution of the Almighty Black P Stone Nation, a motley group of poverty-stricken teens transformed into a dominant gang accused of terroristic intentions. Interwoven into the narrative is the dynamic influence of leader Jeff Fort, who—despite his flamboyance and high v...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 1st, 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

The Insane Chicago Way THE DARING PLAN BY CHICAGO GANGS TO CREATE A SPANISH MAFIA JOHN M. HAGEDORN The Insane Chicago Way is the untold story of a daring plan by Chicago gangs in the 1990s to create a Spanish Mafia—and why it failed. John M. Hagedorn traces how Chicago Latino gang leaders, following...
by T.C. Aficionado
September 1st, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

True Crime Books on Chicago Gangs

"The Insane Chicago Way" A Nation of Lords: The Autobiography of the Vice Lords The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of an American Gang My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King Once a King, Always a King: The Unmaking of a Latin King From Gangster Disciple to The Blue...
by T.C. Aficionado
August 29th, 2015, 12:32 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: any books based on chi gang life or sumthin need answer TODAY
Replies: 48
Views: 3243

Re: any books based on chi gang life or sumthin need answer TODAY

I just finished reading this book and it is cold. Anyone out there who is a True Crime Aficionado like myself will enjoy the read. The Insane Chicago Way The Daring Plan by Chicago Gangs to Create a Spanish Mafia John M. Hagedorn The Insane Chicago Way is the untold story of a daring plan by Chicago...