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The Black Disciples (often abbreviated as BDN, BDN III) is a large street gang based in Chicago, Illinois. The gang received news coverage after the murder of 11-year-old Robert Sandifer.[3]

Black Disciples
Founded byDavid Barksdale[1]
Founding locationChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1966–present[1]
Criminal activities

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  1. ^ a b c Knox, George W., Ph.D (2008). "The Impact of the Federal Prosecution of the Gangster Disciples". National Gang Crime Research Center. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e George Knox, Ph.D. (2004). "Gang Threat Analysis: The Black Disciples". National Gang Crime Research Center. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Robert sandifer: A tale of two yummy's". Riotsound. June 2016. Retrieved December 18, 2018.