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Encyclopedia > Larry Hoover

Larry Hoover (born November 30, 1950, Jackson, Mississippi) is the leader of the Chicago-based Growth & Development Nation, formally Gangster Disciple Nation. is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... : Crossroads of the South : The city of Grace and Benevolence United States Mississippi Hinds, (very small portions in Madison and Rankin) 106. ...

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Early Years

After moving to Chicago with his family in 1955, Hoover joined a gang of 50 older youths called the High Supreme Gangsters [citation needed]. They hung around the corner of 68th and Green Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago where Hoover lived. Hoover was kicked out of high school on the first day of his sophomore year after being shot in the thigh by a rival gang member in 1965. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Englewood is a neighbourhood of Chicago, Illinois with some 3,000 inhabitants. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


The Gangster Disciples and the Folk Nation

In 1974, after the death of David Barksdale, Hoover was appointed the new president of the Black Gangster Disciple Nation. Two years later, Jerome "Shorty" Freeman (who was a candidate for the Nation's presidency) left the BGDN, making the Black Disciples and the Black Gangster Disciples separate organizations. Even in prison, Hoover seemed to have great influence. On July 22, 1978, an inmate riot at the Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois resulted in the death of three corrections officers. This uprising was rumored to have been ordered by Hoover. 18 inmates were indicted; ten were acquitted after an 11-week trial. Charges against Hoover and seven others were eventually dropped. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Gangster Disciples are a largely African-American, Chicago-based street gang. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Pontiac Correctional Center is the main maximum security prison in Illinois. ...


Hoover is also responsible for the creation of the Chicago-based Folk Nation, which was formed in a similar manner to that of the Gangster Nation. Again, Hoover had great influence while behind bars, as the 1980s was a period of rapid growth for the Folk Nation. While incarcerated at the Vienna Correctional Center in Vienna, Illinois, Hoover was observed "walking around in sweaters, neatly pressed trousers, argyle socks and $300 alligator-skin loafers."[1] The Folks Nation is an alliance of street gangs based out of the Chicago area which has since branched throughout the United States. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Vienna is a city located in Johnson County, Illinois. ...


Operation Headache

In 1995, the government launched Operation Headache with the goal of hurting the group's leadership and crippling their political operations. Agents from the FBI, CIA, DEA, the Illinois Department of Corrections, and local police were mobilized for five years. On August 31, 1995, Hoover was arrested at Vienna by federal agents. Thirty-eight other Gangster Disciples were also arrested. The trials were held in three groups; the trial of Hoover's group began on March 19, 1997. Wiretaps of Hoover's conversations that were obtained in prison via a badge worn by his visitors were presented in court. On June 18, 1998, Hoover was sentenced to six life terms, seven terms of 20 years, three four-year terms, and one five-year term under federal mandatory sentencing guidelines, with all sentences running concurrently and in addition to the 150-200-year sentence he received for his 1973 murder conviction.[2] Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Hoover is currently serving his sentence at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado. The ADX Florence facility from the outside The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, CO. is a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, USA. It is unofficially known as ADX Florence, Florence ADMAX, Supermax, or The Alcatraz of the Rockies. ...


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Hoover was serving a 200-year sentence for a 1973 gang-related murder.
Hoover and six associates were found guilty of these charges, and Hoover was transferred to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Hoover's incarceration in the federal prison is expected to seriously disable the Gangster Disciples gang.
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