The founder of the group, Larry Hoover, passed down the organization’s 16 Laws of the Gangster Disciples through memoranda while he was incarcerated. They serve as guidelines for the Gangster Disciples, also known as the Black Gangster Disciples and the Black Gangster Disciple Nation, in terms of both behaviour and beliefs.
In a little Mississippi village on November 30, 1950, Larry Hoover, the inventor of GD, was born. In the late 1950s, he relocated to Chicago with his family. Hoover was a member of several gangs during his formative years, including the Devil’s Disciples and the Black Disciples. When Hoover began serving a life sentence for murder in 1974, he founded the Gangster Disciples.
Hoover kept up a consistent connection with his group while he was incarcerated. He established 16 laws for the gang members as its Chairman. These guiding principles read more like a vow than anything else.
In them, GD members promise not to diss other GD members, to protect GD and give their lives in its defence if necessary, to help other members in need, and to accept only Hoover’s teachings.
Ngcrc.com has further Gangster Disciples literature as well as a comprehensive summary of the 16 laws.