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. 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. 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. 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.
Yabut, did they get any guns?
Sure, pick on the conservatives.
Oh, is that like "The Republican Guard"?
“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.
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!
I wonder how much Zer0 was involved with the Vice Lords during his Chicago days as a community organizer?
Somewhere Obama is saying “Hey don’t arrest those guys, they voted for me”
I have heard of Vice Lords
but Conservative Vice Lords?
I guess they just wanted a tougher, meaner image
“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.
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.
Drop in the bucket - and worth $85,000 rather than $85 thanks to the War On Drugs.