The Satan's Disciples:

A Gang Profile



George W. Knox


Copyright 2008, NGCRC.

National Gang Crime Research Center

© Copyright 2008, Chicago, IL, National Gang Crime Research Center.

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            The "Satan's Disciples" (SD's) have a 25-year history as a predominantly Hispanic gang originating from Chicago. The gang is a "Folks" gang, and uses therefore the six-pointed star in some of its graffiti, but almost always accentuated with its unique trademark of "Devil" images. It typifies many of the older traditional Chicago-based gangs in respect to being basically an adult-run criminal enterprise that makes extensive use of juveniles in its drug distribution operations.

            Unlike the majority of those gangs, it has now spread to over 40 Chicago suburbs as well as to 22 other states. It is, therefore, a big player in the American gang crime scene.



            One account gives the Satan's Disciples gang being started in the 1960's in the Pilsen neighborhood. The SDs have, admittedly, been active in that area and the rest of the nearwest side and near southside neighborhoods. They were clearly a gang crime problem in Chicago in the 1970's. Because a number of them started to show up in the prison system as a result of gang prosecutions. They were, at that stage, still small and restricted to a few neighborhood areas of Chicago and were not yet formalized.

            The formalization of the gang appears to have originated when Larry Hoover's Gangster Disciple gang was able to establish an alliance system inside the Illinois Department of Corrections back in 1980. Some historical analysis is required here to put this in perspective.

            Recall that today's Black Disciples (BD's) and Gangster Disciples (GD's) actually evolved from the predecessor gang identity that operated since 1969 as "Devil's Disciples". There is some evidence that the "Satan's Disciples" existed as an independently formed group from about 1975 onward, because it was after all primarily composed of Hispanic members, while the GD's and BD's were primarily African-American.

            The "Satan's Disciples" have, particularly in Chicago's south, southwest, and near west side neighborhoods, since their formation been bitter rivals and enemies of the Latin Kings. Thus, when Larry Hoover, the leader of the GD's, formed the "Folks" alliance gang system, the "Satan's Disciples" readily joined in. The reason was one of exigency: their members were largely outnumbered behind the walls of the Illinois prison system and they were in frequent confrontation with the larger Latin King gang. By joining the "Folks" alliance, the "Satan's Disciples" gained status and greater leverage in the inmate gang power system.

            It was not until the mid-1980's, however, that the "Satan's Disciples" gang became more formalized. It achieved this formalization (i.e., having a written constitution and by-laws) while its members were inside the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Clearly, it was patterned after the other types of written constitutions in use by gangs like the Gangster Disciples. We will be analyzing this material shortly.


            Any word count that contains the two consecutive words "Satan's Disciples" is probably a good match for this gang. As chapters and new factions have appeared in many new localities, and this is an interstate gang, some of the names will include a suffix like "Insane Satan's Disciples", or "Insane Gangster Satan's Disciples Nation (IGSDN)". Or in a specific geographical locality "_____ Insane Satan's Disciples Nation", where the blank is filled in by the name of the community or township.


            In its form inside Chicago neighborhoods, the members are mostly Mexican-Americans and some Puerto Ricans. However, even inside Chicago photo evidence suggests a significant white membership and some African-American members. Outside of their home base in Chicago, one can predict a greater level of ethnic diversity as well.


            The Satan's Disciples are very close to Maniac Latin Disciples (MLD's), as well as the Black Disciples (BD's), the Gangster Disciples (GD's), and the Spanish Gangster Disciples (SGD's). They have also been known to cooperate with a white folks gang, the Simon City Royals (SCR's). The Simon City Royals joined in the "folks alliance" system for pretty much the same reason the SD's did: mutually assured protection pacts.

            Photo evidence shows that Spanish Cobra's also are friendly to the Satans Disciples. Some analysts conclude that SD's are also closely allied with the Ambrose street gang (a Hispanic Chicago gang); as well as Two-Sixers.



            Clearly, the single largest enemy of the Satan's Disciple is any member of the Latin King (LK) gang. The Latin King's are within the "People" gang alliance system. It has, usually, been the proximity factor that has explained the conflict over the years between the SD's and the LK's. Many simply resided in the same neighborhoods, had contiguous turf, attended the same schools, etc, and therefore by the nature of residential propinquity they came in frequent contact with one another.


COMMEMORATIVE DATE: The Satan's Disciple Day of Celebration

            All larger or formal gangs typically have a "Nation Day", it is a commemorative date for the members of the gang. They typically celebrate, often throwing a large party. These "Nation Days" had much significance behind the walls of the Illinois Department of Corrections during the last quarter of the 20th Century: a kind of quid pro quo existed between administrators and gang leaders whereby gangs could have their "club celebration" (e.g., a picnic or something), often being able to invite friends and family to attend. This is no longer allowed inside the IDOC today. But did exist in a way that was highly demoralizing to the line and staff correctional officers who had to work in that adult correctional system during the time frame.

            The "Nation Day" for the "Satan's Disciples" is May 3rd of every year: it is the birthday of their "King".

            The SD's also celebrate "May 24th": the birthday of King David Barksdale (founder and still celebrated King of the BD's).


            The Satan's Disciples gang shows a heavy intellectual influence from Larry Hoover's Gangster Disciple gang. The SD's use the same six pointed star: and use its same meaning (Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding, Love, Life, Loyalty). The quality of their SD written constitution and bylaws is meager compared to that of the GD constitution. The GD's have better writers it would appear. The SD constitution, like the GD constitution, is written entirely in English: not Spanish. The SD constitution plagiarizes the idea of a "New Concept" directly from Larry Hoover's GD constitution. A lot of the "we all need to come together as one and be a big happy family" touchy feely motivational talk is found in the SD constitution, the GD constitution, and most gang constitutions: basic gibberish directed at getting illiterate members to think they are joining some fantastic new empire of gifted individuals.

            Like the GD constitution, the SD constitution encourages members to get an education, to register to vote, etc.


            As a "Folks" gang, the Satans Disciples use the six-pointed Star of David symbol. In "gang dress mode", from a distance they look remarkably similar to their number one rival gang: the Latin Kings. It is only when you closely inspect the color pattern that you see it is a Canary Yellow and black combination. Latin Kings use Gold/Banana Yellow and black colors. Some reports indicate the Satan's Disciples use "Grambling University" sportswear to covertly "represent" their gang identity. 


            Their ability to spread quietly and rapidly is what is special about the Satan's Disciples gang. It will be shown that this gang, once thought limited to Chicago neighborhoods, has now spread aggressively like a mutating virus that has now contaminated almost every municipality, suburb, and county surrounding their point of origin in Chicago neighborhoods.

            Interview and other data seem to indicate that a primary mechanism for the rapid dispersion of the Satan's Disciples street gang has been a combination of two factors: (1) the informal process which occurs by means of the "familial gang transplant phenomenon", and (2) the aggressive narco-violent style of establishing new chapters and factions of the gang.

            The informal method by which the Satan's Disciples street gang has spread far beyond Chicago neighborhoods that spawned it is little more complicated than a parent upon discovering their child is an SD member, thinking they can "move away" from the gang problem by moving out of the neighborhood, the parent moves to a suburb or new community, the child gang member moves too, and a month or so in the new location, and a new chapter or faction of the SD's is up and running. The SD juvenile gang member may have all of their gang clothing, their gang paraphernalia, their gang "prayers", and most importantly knowledge of how to sell drugs, how to intimidate others, and the contacts back in Chicago to procure drugs to distribute in the new location.

            Parents do this, quite naturally, thinking they can "move away" from the gang problem. Parents rarely consider the issue of whether a new location will have any effect without a change in the value system of the youthful gang member. Thus, this happens to all gangs everywhere and it is called the "Familial Gang Transplant Phenomenon". The parents, thus, inadvertently spread the gang problem.

            The aggressive narco-violent style of establishing new chapters and factions of the Satan's Disciples occurs because of the ability to use modern communications including the Internet to stay in touch with other members of the gang. Once relocated to a new jurisdiction, a member will simply "feel out" the environment, test it, find other like-minded "alienated souls" or potential new delinquents, and then expose these new children to what the Satan's Disciples gang is all about. There are no communities free from the dangers of illegal drug abuse, and thus a displaced SD member will quickly get a supply of drugs from his/her "chapter of origin" and set up shop in the new community.         Violence plays a very big role in the lifestyle of a Satan's Disciple gang member. SD's are capable of anything brutally violent. Shocking and heinous crimes of violence are common to members of the Satan's Disciples.


            I have read a lot of gang constitutions and bylaws over the years, but this is the only one I have seen that specifically entitles its gang members to what might be called "business rights". Law #7 in the written constitution and bylaws of the Satan's Disciples gang uses the phrase "free enterprise" and "business" when it is talking about illegal drug distribution and sales operations. This aspect of the gang constitution gives members the "right" to engage in such "business".

            The context of the discussion of "free Enterprise" and "business" is such that one can pretty well assume we are not talking about lemonade stands or Mary Kay cosmetic sales or a new fastfood restaurant. For if we were to assume that they were talking about legitimate business, then we would have a serious restraint of trade problem with this gang and make it the first gang ever vulnerable to a new kind of federal prosecution.

            Here is what Law #7 in their Constitution says:

"7.       All members are entitled free Enterprise. We shall be the only one that should have free enterprise in our communities. No one outside the Organization is allowed to start or have a business in our communities."

            Translation: What the gang is saying is that no rival gangs, no independents, and no neutrons will be slanging dope in their hoods. If they were only Chinese, they might be called a Benevolent Association or a Triad.

            To the credit of the author of the SD constitution, they do not waste any space talking about "gang" or "street gang". They refer only to "organization" in their Membership Application Form and to "group" a couple of times. But the author made the fatal mistake of declaring the group to be a drug-distributing enterprise in one context where it prohibit the purchase of "hard drugs" out of the gang treasury, by default therefore allowing what in the minds of a gang member may be "soft drugs".

            SD members do sell a lot of marijuana and club drugs.


            The constitution and bylaws of the Satan's Disciples Gang specifically directs that two bank accounts be established for each section or faction or chapter of the gang. There are a lot of gangs that have written constitutions and bylaws, but this is one of the few gangs that specifically directs the flow of illegal income towards the eventual penetration of legitimate business enterprises.

            Here is what their written constitution and bylaws says about banking:

            "How to organize the income; every member will pay dues of three dollars a week. One dollar will stay with the section's treasury, you will receive two dollars. You will start two bank accounts, that a dollar will go into each one.

            So, depending on how many members are in each section, is what you should receive and leave with the section's account, for them to build an account for business ventures or emergency matters. But, before they can use any finances, they would have to report to you (the Treasurer).

            If a section is lacking on dues, inform the Board member of that section about the situation. It's his job to make sure the section's treasurer stands on the membership pays their dues or charges should be brought to them under law No. 12.

            No sections are allowed to use their funds on illegal weapons, or hard drugs. For the reason of members not functioning properly and disorderly, meaning lost of income and bringing trouble towards the Organization. They may use the funds on investing in dances or something that would replace or double the funds with the approval of the Head treasury.

            About the two bank accounts; one of the accounts are for the Organization's income and business establishment, for investing only on legitimate business, which can only be approved by the Board.

            The other account will be held for all members incarcerated, bail money, or to help pay for the lawyer. But, only if members are locked up for the Organization. Which can only be approved by the Board."

             So according to the above excepts from the constitution and bylaws of the Satans Disciples, basically the gang leaders get a real sweet deal on income from dues: 33 percent is set aside in a special bank account, where expenditures from the account can be approved only by the Board. The "Board" here is a concept the SD's have mimicked from Larry Hoover's GD gang: it may imply some kind of collective decision-making, but it is really a dictatorship --- the "Chairman of the Board" is the top gang leader, and what he says is what the "law" is.


            Here is a list of cities, townships, and suburbs of Chicago where the Satan's Disciples have been reported being a gang problem:

            Arlington Heights, Bensenville, Berwyn, Blue Island, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Darien, Downers Grove, Evergreen Park, Fox Lake, Glendale Heights, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hickory Hills, Justice, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lisle, Lockport, Lombard, Maywood, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, Oak Lawn, Palatine, Palos Heights, Plainfield, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Romeoville, Roselle, Schaumburg, South Holland, Summit, Tinley Park, Waukegan, West Chicago, Willow Springs, and Woodridge.


            Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Livingston, McHenry, and Will counties all now have some level of a gang crime/violence problem from the Satan's Disciples.


            The Satan's Disciples have been reported operating, additionally, in the following Illinois cities:

            Aurora, Belvidere, Braidwood, Carthage, Channahon, Coal City, Danville, Effingham, Frankfort, Hainesville, Hoopeston, Joliet, Lockport, Manito, Marseilles, Mendota, Minooka, Mokena, Moline, Momence, Montgomery, Morris, Morrison, Mt. Vernon, Normal, Pekin Park, Prophetstown, Rock Falls, Rockford, Rock Island, Seneca, Sterling, Thornton, Warrenville, Winfield, Worth, Yorkville, and Zion.


            As with the above geographic identifiers, the following sources come from the National Gang Crime Research Center's database on "The Geographical Guide to Gangs in America". This has been constantly maintained since 1990. It includes data collected by the NGCRC over the years in its numerous research projects involving: prosecutors, municipal police departments, county Sheriff's departments, juvenile and adult correctional institutions, etc.

            Here are some of the "hits" for the Satan's Disciples outside of Illinois:

            Alabama - Camden's correctional center.

            Alabama - Clayton's correctional facility.

            Alabama - Montgomery correctional institutions (youth and adult).

            Arizona - Tucson correctional facility.

            California - Blythe correctional institution.

            California - city of Riverside.

            California - Amador County Sheriff's office (Jackson, CA).

            California - San Luis Obispo correctional facility.

            Connecticut - Hartford correctional center.

            Delaware - Smyrna correctional facility.

            Florida - Big Pine Key correctional center.

            Florida - DeFuniak Springs correctional facility.

            Florida - Hillsborough County law enforcement.

            Florida - Malone correctional facility.

            Florida - Panama City law enforcement.

            Georgia - Albany law enforcement.

            Indiana - Hammond law enforcement.

            Indiana - Carlisle correctional facility.

            Indiana - Indianapolis correctional facility.

            Indiana - St. John law enforcement.

            Iowa - Anamosa correctional institution.

            Iowa - Iowa City law enforcement.

            Iowa - Fort Madison correctional institution.

            Kansas - El Dorado correctional institution.

            Kansas - Lansing correctional facility.

            Kansas - Norton correctional facility.

            Kansas - Topeka correctional facility.

            Louisiana - Angie correctional facility.

            Louisiana - New Orleans juvenile facility.

            Michigan - Ionia correctional institution.

            Minnesota - Plymouth city law enforcement.

            Minnesota - Stillwater correctional institution.

            Nevada - Jean correctional institution.

            North Dakota - Bismarck local law enforcement.

            Ohio - Canton juvenile correctional facility.

            Ohio - Grafton correctional facility.

            Ohio - London correctional facility.

            Ohio - Springfield correctional facility.

            Oklahoma - Lawton correctional facility.

            Oregon - McMinnville law enforcement.

            Tennessee - Knoxville correctional facility.

            Tennessee - Tiptonville correctional facility.

            Texas - Abiline law enforcement.

            Washington - Monroe correctional facility.

            Washington - Shelton correctional facility.

            Wisconsin - Caledonia law enforcement.

            Wisconsin - Fond Du Lac correctional facility.

            Wisconsin - Manitowoc law enforcement.

            Wisconsin - Oneida correctional facility.

            Wisconsin - Oregon correctional facility.

            Wisconsin - Oshkosh correctional facility.

            Wisconsin - Prairie du Chien correctional facility.

            Wisconsin - Waupun correctional facility.

            These cities and areas can be expected to contain activity from the Satan's Disciples gang. When a gang member is wanted and fleeing prosecution they typically go to an associate's locale.           A gang member's presence inside a correctional institution may also mean that the family or significant others move to the same area to be close for visiting. This also helps to spread the contagion of the gang's presence all over the map.



            Civil lawsuits have figured prominently in the recent history of suburban factions of the Satan's Disciples street gang. Not many gangs get sued. The Satan's Disciples are one such gang that have been the focus of civil litigation strategies for gang abatement.

            One of the obvious effects, and benefits, of a civil litigation strategy against street gangs is that you can make it very uncomfortable for the gang members to continue to operate in a given jurisdiction. You can turn up the heat, give them an incentive to move elsewhere. And by this means, achieve something worthwhile in problem-oriented and community-oriented policing: the displacement effect. In the displacement effect the gang problem is displaced, and some new jurisdiction gets the problem.


            Female members of the Satan's Disciples gang have a history of being extremely violent. Their level of violence is such that it often goes far beyond what would be necessary to achieve the desired effect. This kind of "excessive violence" is explained by the accentuation effect. The accentuation effect occurs when female members of a male-driven criminal enterprise feel the need to "prove" their ability: they "over perform", they "accentuate" the violence they engage in.

            Recall this example from an area of Chicago where the Satan's Disciples lived and operated:

            "This particular incident occurred in the mid-1980's, and it involved about ten female members of the Satan's Disciples. The female gang members had lured another female into an ambush on the corner of Racine and 31st Street. I ended up taking the victim to the hospital, so both witnessing the event and debriefing the victim afterwards as a resident of the community, this gang experience is treated as nothing more than anyone who lives in an urban area may have also had in terms of life experience.

            First this particular gang violence was exceptionally brutal. The victim was 18 years old and in a late stage of pregnancy at the time she was attacked. What I saw caused me to holler from a second floor window to down below on the street and rush to take the victim to the hospital. The female gang members felt slighted by this neutron at the high school. The victim had said something that was taken as a verbal insult to one of the female members of the Satans Disciples. No chance for an apology was to ever come.

            What happened was a classic physical assault ambush. A confederate of the female gang members had lured the victim out to meet at the corner "store" (a small lean-to mom-and-pop style grocery that catered mostly to kids for snacks, but also sold drug paraphernalia). Once the victim was out of her house and got to the corner where the store was located, the other female members of the Satans Disciples "swooped" from three directions, waiting in hiding nearby.

            There were about ten female gang members, ranging from 15 to 19 years of age, including Mexican-American and white members. The first few punches to the face and head of the victim from the first several female gang members that ran up on the victim were sufficient to knock the victim to the ground. Subsequent kicks by the female gang members that surrounded her body, on and about the head, rendered the victim helpless as she laid on the sidewalk with the gang girls pummelling her. This all happened in a quick instant and lasted only a minute and then the female gang members had dispersed in different directions leaving behind a bloodied victim. Actually two victims. Because the victim in this instance was in a late stage of pregnancy.

            The female gang members eagerly tried to get close to the victim on the ground and kick the victim in the stomach. It was obvious the victim was pregnant. But the female gang members focused their attention on kicking the fetus. As the attack happened I hollered to the gang members to stop, and then ran from the building to the scene. Just as I got to the scene the female gang members had retreated.

            With a neighbor I took the victim directly to the hospital and notified the police (Knox, 2000: pp. 285-286)."


            A lot of gangs exhibit some level of synchronism: the mixing of crime and deviance with some token reference to a religious or spiritual symbol (Islam, etc). They often "pick and choose" what fits their menu of hatred. The Satans Disciples gang mixes its symbols of "Satan" with an actual reference to "God" and some "Kingdom" where its gang members go to in the afterlife.

            There is such a high volume of cognitive dissonance represented inside the internal belief system of the Satans Disciples gang that one would almost have to be mentally ill to deal with all of the incongruities. If this gang ever got transplanted to say a city in Sweden or Japan, then certainly whatever crimes they committed however atrocious would probably be downplayed as a mental health problem. The reason is that here is the fundamental problem: the gang has "Satan" in its name, "Satan's Disciples" implies clearly they are a "follower of Satan" (it is interesting that their own GLOSSARY indicates what "disciple" means), their chosen symbols that they are ready to die for are "pictures of the Devil", the "devil with a pitchfork", the "evil devil with horns and a pitchfork", and yet there is one reference to "God" in their constitution and their nation's "Prayer" talks about the "Kingdom". It is just a truly bizarre and convoluted set of beliefs.

            Here is the obscure reference to "God" that appears in the glossary of their constitution under the definition of what an "Oath" is:

            "OATH - calling upon God to witness to do what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says."

            So most analysts who would look at the bylaws and constitution and not know anything about the behavior or history of this gang might readily conclude: this is a "prosocial gang", they believe in God, therefore they are redeemable, perhaps a new government grant could be given to them from a Faith-Based Gang Intervention Program or something. It would certainly allay the fears of a parent who discovered their child was in such a group: after all the child could say they just joined a group that follows God or something.

            What is very significant is that we are not sure what they mean by God. Their Glossary is designed for the lowest level of literacy and includes an explanation for what a "GOAL" is, what a "LAW" is, etc. But it does not explain what "GOD" is. There is no reference to Jesus Christ, there is no reference to "Allah", there is no reference to any Catholic saints either.

It simply remains a fundamental contradiction that these individuals who join the Satans Disciples gang have to live with: using the name and symbols of "Satan", but somehow also having to acknowledge "God" in an oath! One could resolve this lack of logic if they assumed Satan was their "God". However, we have no evidence that this is a gang deeply involved in Satanic rituals and sacrifices that would classify it as what many believe are "Satanic Gangs". This is just a criminal gang.

            The SD Prayer exemplifies this odd situation, it is literally impossible to figure out WHO they are actually praying to. Figure 1 provides this Prayer of the Satans Disciples.

Figure 1: Prayer of the Satans Disciples Gang


            Please watch over our Sisters and Brothers, Your children, for whom we are praying for at this special moment.

            In this world of hate, pain, and sorrow, we have all grown to know. We are thankful for the happy moments you have given us to share with them. We know that they are happy and safe in the world of Love, Life, and Loyalty.

            They are not forgotten, nor shall they ever be, for they are deep within our hearts, minds, and souls.

            We know and believe that there is a reason for all of this, and we shall trust in you as long as our Nation's life and memories exist.

            Now as a family and a Nation, we pray that our Sisters and Brothers, your children, will live in the glory of your kingdom forever.

            In memory of you, Sisters and Brothers, we miss you so. But, YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!




    The "Prayer" of the SDs is beyond weird, it talks about a place after death for the "world of Love, Life and Loyalty". This is a gang phrase having a dual meaning or double entendre. "Love, Life, and Loyalty" are three of the six words, corresponding to the "disciple gang six pointed star". Each "point" of the star refers to a special code word: Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding, Love, Life, and Loyalty.

    Do these gang members think there is a "Gang Heaven" somewhere? Do they think that their colleagues in crime and violence, having done so much for humanity and their respective communities in self-less love of their fellow man, are somehow headed for an afterlife of special recognition?

    This is the kind of "Prayer" Charles Manson could write for deceased Nazis. When someone would make such a "prayer", it could mean nothing or anything, including the assumption it was a prayer to Satan or the Devil. "God" is never invoked in this prayer, nor is "Jesus Christ" invoked in this prayer. Perhaps in the aberrant psychological state of mind someone would have to be in to make such a prayer, perhaps they think their deceased gang leader and gang founder is a "God". It is simply a deviant and cult-like set of mumbo-jumbo words and expressions centered around their fallen comrades. Their fallen comrades who died the way they lived: being violent evil individuals intent upon disrupting their respective communities, committing and perpetuating crime and violence.


    Unlike their GD counterparts, the Satan's Disciples make no effort towards duplicity by trying to represent themselves as a "community organization" or a "helping hand society" or some such feeble attempt to show they are a "do gooder group". Inside the communities where they live, they try to avoid confrontations with people that might be working in crime prevention, etc, to prevent damage to their ongoing operations. The SD operations tend to be covert. The noted exception is where they hold parties, use public places (parks, etc), or try to dominate a local "territory" with their graffiti and presence. They have no political slants or involvement that the NGCRC has been able to ascertain.


    On a scale of 0 (no threat) to 10 (maximum threat), the Satan's Disciples rate an "8". This is primarily for their proclivity towards violence, usually in a group context. It is the group context of the violence that induces the "risky shift phenomenon" often allowing what might be an aggravated battery to escalate to a homicide. Secondly, this gang is highly organized today with 30 years of experience, and can be found in various parts of the USA and has long ago expanded beyond its birthplace inside Chicago. Thirdly, the gang has a long history of ruthlessness in terms of its involvement in illegal drug sales and continuing criminal activity and with the advent of "club drugs" this gang profiles as one to watch out for in the future.

Constitution and By-Laws of the Satan's Disciples:

Section's Information Form (i.e., their Membership Form)


Name;__________________________ A.K.A.;_______________ Age;_______ Birth;_________

Height;__________ Race;_______________ Clr. Eyes;______________ Clr. Hair;_____________

Complexion;________________ S.S.#;________________Family=s Address; ________________

City;______________________ State;________________ Phone#;________________________


1.) Have you ever belonged to another organization?_______________ Who?__________________

How long have you been an I.G.S.D.?_______ What section did you originate from?_____________

___________________ Who can verify your membership in this Organization?_________________

Why did you decide to join the I.G.S.D.N. Family?_______________________________________

Do you have any family members who are oppositions?________ Who?_______________________

What are your plans in life for the future?_______________________________________________

Have you ever been convicted before?_____________ Been in any institutions?_________________

Where?___________________________________ Last year of completed school?____________

Are you married?__________________ If you have any children, how many?__________________

Name;__________________________ Age;__________ Date of Birth;_____________________

Name;__________________________ Age;__________ Date of Birth;_____________________

Name;__________________________ Age;__________ Date of Birth;_____________________

If more children, lease put on back.

Do you have any other family members that=s I.G.S.D. or other Folks members?_________________

If so, who?_____________________________________________________________________


2.) What can you offer the I.G.S.D.N. Organization, that would help us to grow and become a great nation?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


3.) Send a photo in for filing.

Love and respect to all,

            I.G.S.D.N. Members of this Organization, this New Concept has been structured for the benefit of the Organization's future, as well as for ourselves. To have a social, economic, a political interest for our children and communities we live in. We must take the advantage of every opportunity to learn what is necessary to become a productive and disciplined group of individuals.

            We can't expect for miracles. overnight, but this New Concept of ours is vital for us to come together as a great Family. Now is the time! Today is the day! One or two of us can't do this alone, to bring our Nation's Organization together. We shall and must work at this together, only with the support of all members of the Disciple Nation, can we make this Nation's Organization such a reality.

            Together, if we can believe in something strong enough, there is nothing we can not do together. All we need to do, is to believe in ourselves, and we will get where we want in life.

            But, before we can really take the first step to success, for our Organization, we must prepare ourselves, by going to school, taking trades. Anything that ca educate us for that step into the future of life, not only for ourselves, but for the future children of the nation's Organization as well.

            So Sisters and Brothers, lets do what's right, and come together and plan as one whole Family, for the I.G.S.D. Nation's Organization, and its future children


            For this great and powerful Nation of ours, I will always honor the Beloved King David (R.I.P.), our ever lasting King, and the Nation's Concept. That shall guide me to the growth in the coming future, which I shall follow to the end.

            I shall always give my all to help the Nation grow stronger in mind and body. Educating myself to the fullest extent, not only for myself, but for the children's growth of our Nation.

            I shall help any member in our struggle, the best way I can. Never letting any one disrespect our Nation's beliefs, flag, nor colors.

            I shall never break our Nation's code of secrecy, nor betray the Nation's trust in any way.

            I believe in my Oath, and the King of this Nation. And I will stand on these words, using my 360 degree of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding, and respect them with all my Love, Life, and Loyalty for my Nation!


1.The I.G.S.D.N. are one of the original tribe of Disciples from King David's Coalition, and are allies to all Disciple families of the Six. The B.G.D., B.D., M.L.D., and S.G.D. are families of the same struggle. We shall LOVE and RESPECT them as we would each other.

2.This Organization has a day to celebrate a special day, the Birthday of our Beloved King, May 3, the day to show Honor, Love, Respect, and our Gratefulness to Him for having this Nation come together as a Great Family. This Day shall be S.D.'s Day! We shall also Honor the Birth of King David (May 24) with all other Disciples, because without Him, Disciples would never be.

3.Each and every member must study and understand this New Concept, without knowing, will prolong the growth of becoming a great force. Leaving us without a future.

4.Members must and will learn to read and write, it's essential to the growth structure of our Nation's New Concept.

5.No section will be recognized by the Organization, unless it has number of twelve or more members.

6.Everyone eighteen and over, must register to vote, in order to have a successful Organization in each of the section's communities. We must have common social, economic, and political interest, for the children's growth of our Nation.

7.All members are entitled free Enterprise. We shall be the only one that should have free enterprise in our communities. No one outside the Organization is allowed to start or have a business in our communities.

8.Security and awareness is a must to obtain the safety of our families and communities.

9.For each passing of a member, there shall be a wreath, with a Yellow ribbon with the saying:

YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, which will be given to the member's family out of Love and Respect we have for them.

10.No policy or law will be changed or made, only by the agreement of the Legislative Board.

11.All meeting and S.D. Day will be open first with the Oath and closed with the Prayer.


1.) All members shall acknowledge the Leadership and New Concept handed down to them. Insubordination will not be tolerated within the Family. (1,2,3,& 4)

2.) Caught in an act of treason or breaking the code of silence against the Nation will not be allowed. (4)

3.) No member are allowed to commit acts or be part of rape. For we all have Mothers, sisters, and daughters. (4)

4.)The addiction or influencing another member to use hard drugs, will never be acceptable. (3 & 4)

5.) Stealing among the Family will not be tolerated. (2 & 3)

6.) Giving false information (lying) to the Leadership or Nation is not accepted. (1 & 2)

7.) Members must help any other members in time of need, and will always help the other sections, no matter the situation is. If one engages in conflict with any one outside the Family, the whole Organization shall be behind them. (2 & 3)

8.) The Organization consist of many races and sections, therefore, Respect is due for the Nation and their families. (1,2, & 3)

9.) All disputes and arguments between members shall be brought to the proper Chain or command for settlement, if it can't be worked out. (1,2, & 3)

10.) Neglecting security must and will not be tolerated. (1,2, & 3)

11.) All members must fill out an Information Form, if She or He agrees to honor the Nation's Organization. Info-Forms are to inform the Nation who is a member of the Organization. Those who don't fill an Info-Form, will be left aside, until they can prove to be a member of this Organization. (1 & 4)

12.) Each member shall pay dues of three dollars a week, for the purpose of the Nation's future. (1,2, & 4)

13.) All members will attend all meeting being held. (1,2 & 4)



            Members that break any of these Laws of our concepts, shall be dealt with accordingly..

            1.) To be given a strict warning.

            2.) To be fined, on the decision of the Leadership.

            3.) Will be a body violation, with the Board's approval.

            4.) Will be banished or exiled from the Nation, with the Board's approval. None is above the Laws and Concept of this Nation!!


            The Board: The Chairman: (King of the Nation),

            Co. Chairman: (Prince of the Nation), and Board Members (Leadership of each section).

            The purpose of this Board, is to make laws and guidelines to build and control the growth of our Nation's Organization. To open all lines of communications between all sections and keeping a positive bondage among us. This Board will hold their meetings once a month to discuss any and all situations and business matters that is presented to them.



THE CHAIRMAN: Is the King of our Nation and the Chairman of the Organization's Board. Making sure that the Board functions properly and having the last option, on every decisions that confronts the Board.

CO. CHAIRMAN: Is the Prince of our Nation and the Co. Chairman of the Board. Voicing his option, must be ready to make decisions when the Chairman is not able to be present.

BOARD MEMBERS: Are the leadership from each section, chosen by the membership of their section. Having an opinion on the Board, that will have an affect on the Organization. All Board members should have a positive out look on life, and able to make serious decisions for the Nation.

BOARD SECRETARY: Is a Board member that was chosen to:

            1.) Keep records of each meeting.

            2.) Brief the Board of all situations and

            3.) Keeping and filing all Information Forms of each section.



HEAD TREASURER:Is a Board member that was chosen to:

            1.) Report to the Board on the Organization's income at each meeting.

            2.) Recording and filing all income

            3.) Responsible for all sections reporting their income on dues once a month.


CHIEF OF SECURITY: Is a Board member that was chosen to:

            1.) Be in charge of all security matters and Security Staff of each community.

            2.) Making sure that all Security Staff are functioning properly in their community.

            3.) Having and reporting all Security meetings to the Board.

            4.) Making sure all Security Staff be present at all Board meetings.

            5.) That the Board meeting are secured tightly.

6.) Carry out all violations within the Nation. (May it be a member or threatening of the opposition.).




The section's leadership; (Board Member and Chief of Section).

Secretary of Section; (Second in command of section), and membership;

(DISCIPLES of the Nation's Organization in each community).

            Sections are branches of our Nation's Organization that has extended into many communities of the city. Giving us the opportunity to grow in numbers, strength, and what we are to become for the future.

            Each section helps our Nation grow stronger by honoring and protecting the New Concept and our communities.

            There shall be a meeting for each of the sections every two weeks to discuss on any and all situations or business matters within the section community, or what is to be presented to the Board. There is not section smaller nor greater then the other, we are all equal under one great Nation.



CHIEF OF SECTION: (Board Member)- A member chosen by the section to manage the section. They are responsible for the community and members, their duties are as followed:

            1.) Keeping order within their section.

            2.) Standing on all the policies and laws given to them.

            3.) Keeping an open line of communication with the other Board members and section.

4.) Making sure that all members in their section who don't know how to read and write, go to school, or have them find some kind of job or trade.

            5.) Ready to make a quick and right decision.

            6.) Keeping a understanding among the section.


SECRETARIES OF SECTION: (Second in command)- Are members chosen by their section, to be under Board member, duties are as followed:



1.) Being ready to step in place if their Chief can not be present to make decisions.

2.) Advising their Chief at meetings or whatever might come up.

3.) Keeping records of the information forms of each member in their section.

4.) Recording all meetings

5.) Insuring that all members will learn the New Concept and laws.


TREASURER OF SECTION: Is the most trustworthy member chosen by their section, having the responsibilities of holding the section's finances, duties are as followed:

            1.) Collecting the members dues once a week from their section.

            2.) Keeping in touch with the Head Treasurer of the Organization for any and all finance problem.

            3.) Recording all money (receiving and moving).

            4.) Making sure that Head Treasurer receives the Organization's finances.


SECURITY OF SECTIONS: A member chosen by their section, to take on the responsibilities of the safety of their community and members duties are as followed:

            1.) Staying in contact with Chief or Security.

            2.) Must attend all security meetings.

            3.) Reporting all matters to their Chief.

            4.) Making sure the community is well protected from non-members and oppositions.

            5.) Aware of any and all matters within the community.

            6.) Keeping all meetings secured from danger.

            7.) Carrying out violations within the Nation (may it be a member or threatening of a non-member).





Head Treasurer,

            You're chosen as one of the most trustworthy member from the Organization, and having an important function that will help the Organization grow financially powerful.

            You are in charge of all finances and invest on business establishments. You will be responsible and in charge of all the section's treasurers, making sure that they collect all dues, and do their functions accordingly, because their mistakes are your mistakes as well, and mistakes are costly.

            How to organize the income; every member will pay dues of three dollars a week. One dollar will stay with the section's treasury, you will receive two dollars. You will start two bank accounts, that a dollar will go into each one.

            So, depending on how many members are in each section, is what you should receive and leave with the section's account, for them to build an account for business ventures or emergency matters. But, before they can use any finances, they would have to report to you.

            If a section is lacking on dues, inform the Board member of that section about the situation. It's his job to make sure the section's treasurer stands on the membership pays their dues or charges should be brought to them under law No. 12.

            No sections are allowed to use their funds on illegal weapons, or hard drugs. For the reason of members not functioning properly and disorderly, meaning lost of income and bringing trouble towards the Organization. They may use the funds on investing in dances or something that would replace or double the funds with the approval of the Head treasury.

            About the two bank accounts; one of the accounts are for the Organization's income and business establishment, for investing only on legitimate business, which can only be approved by the Board.

            The other account will be held for all members incarcerated, bail money, or to help pay for the lawyer. But, only if members are locked up for the Organization. Which can only be approved by the Board.





            On every Board meeting you will have the responsibility to report on all income and any other matters that concern the treasury. If you decide that funds should be transferred into an investment, confront the Board, let them know your venture, and how it will benefit our Organization, then the Board must approve your venture.

            Since you are responsible for the finances of the Organization, it would be beneficial that you know how to read and write, and very important to try to take up a class on business and accounting. This will help us and you in the future, when the Organization's income grows. Needing to know about investing in legitimate businesses, and balancing the books, will help legalize the Organization. It is up to you to help and believe in what the Organization can become. Getting the membership off the street and into something positive, like having a job or putting their talents into good use, for the Organization and the communities.

            We must begin and we must begin now! Today is the Day! Now is the time! This is it! We must accept the reality that there is very little, if anything at all, that we can do about yesterday. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here. When tomorrow gets here, it will be today. So this is where our major emphasis must be. Certainly, we must set goals. But, the purpose of goal setting is make the present day (today) fulfilling. We must dedicate ourselves to learning to live before we die.

            It's essential for all Treasurers to go to school, for your education is important in the growth of our Nation's Organization.

            Under policy No. 9, about every passing member, there shall be a wreath at their funeral. This is for the Love and Respect the Organization has for them. These funds will come from the Organization income and business establishment account, without the Boards approval, but must be reported to them at the Board meetings.






            You members are important to help the Organization stay in tune and order. Advising and recording all that happens within the Family.

            Keeping records of meetings and members is essential to the Organization, knowing what happened, and knowing who's a member or not.

            Each member must fill out two information forms: one is for the Secretary of the section where the member is from to keep in their file. And the second one is for the Board's Secretary, for when someone comes to the joint or anywhere else, they can be checked on to prove they are part of our Nation. Also, for all members can be noticed by this Organization, it's a must that all members fill these forms out.

            All Secretaries must and will know how to read and write, if they don't know how, they are required to go to school. There will be reading and writing in use of this function, for the filing and recording meetings.

            If going to school is too much of a problem, there's places to get your G.E.D., and after this, you can take a class on book keeping. Using your mind and talents is essential to life and help to improve our Organization.

            We must begin and we must begin now! Today is the day! Now is the time! This is it! We must accept the reality that there is very little, if anything at all, that we can do about our yesterdays. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here. When tomorrow gets here, it will be today. So this is where our major emphasis must be. Certainly, we must set goals. But, the purpose of goal setting is to make the present day (today) fulfilling. We must dedicate ourselves to learning to live before we die.






            All you members have been chosen for the safety and protection of this Organization. Without security, the whole Nation will be endanger to non-members and oppositions.

            So security is a important function that guarantees the welfare of our nation and family members safety. The fundamentals is maintaining security in our lives; is awareness and acknowledgement of the surrounding and environment always around us at all times.

            In any situations that may occur, there won't be no excuses for negligence. No member shall hold any information that can improve or be damaging to the welfare of our Nation and membership.

            Never letting any member become targets or victims to anyone, if that happens, it proves that the Nation never had a system that proclaims to have had. Therefore, no member will discuss or disclose any Nation's business to any non-member that could inflict harm to the Organization. We should be the ones to move first, at all times.

            Informing all members of what's going on is important, and it keep an open line of communication among our family. You will never really know when a mishappening situation may occur, at any time or place. That is why you must always stay aware of everything and inform members of situations and you whereabouts in any community.

            It would be wise to walk in the community in the company of another member, in case of a confrontation presented before you, that may occur danger. You will have help and insurance of the Nation being informed because the situation at hand to later seek revenge on the dangerous party that threatens our Nations and membership.

            All meeting, parties, and anywhere there is many of our family members counting on your awareness. Any members that is appointed to work security at any time, are not allowed to drink or do any drugs for the reason of interfering with their alertness, thinking, and reflex.








            On this day we shall all give thanks to our Beloved King, the day in which the heavens had sent Him down among us, to bring us together as a Family.

            This very Special Day is when all of our Family comes together, to show the Honor, Love, Respect, and Greatfulness, we all have for the Beloved King. Having Him among us is a blessing, because it's Him who loved us enough to show this Nation the way to key, which opens the door to Life.

            He never gave up the struggle or hopes of this Nation to become as great as it is now. Holding on was a must, and holding on He has done, never letting the Family fall.

            As we, given Him the power and strength, He in return gave us the knowledge and understanding to believe in who and what we can become. The one powerful Nation of an Organization, and a Great Loving Family of Sisters and Brothers.

            So every year three week before this day arrives, all Board members, secretaries, and treasurers, will have a meeting to form a plan on the whole Nation having a picnic. Everyone will be notified on what they must do to participate in having this celebration. Fun is what is being asked for on this day, member's families, and friends are invited. Each section is expected to bring; food, grills, and any other things that are needed. Every section is to form a basketball and softball team. There will be games and prizes, for all those at our invite. The prizes will be at the expense of the Nation's Organization business account, with help of all the section's treasury. The whole Nation's Organization are the ones that will make this day a success and fun for all.



ABIDE- to accept without objecting

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT- to recognize the rights and authority; to take notice.

ADDICTION- someone who is dependent on a drug.

ADVANTAGE- benefit resulting from some course of action.

ASCENSIONAL- rising to higher levels, values, or degrees.

AWARENESS- having or showing realization or knowledge.

BANISH- to be forced or remove from an organization; required by authority to leave; exiled.

BENEFIT- to be useful or profitable to.

BOARD- a group of persons to advise or share in the function of an organization.

BUSINESS- purposeful activity, enterprise, and economic dealings.

CELEBRATE- to honor (as a holiday), to demonstrate, satisfaction in (as an anniversary), by festivities.

CHAIRMAN- the presiding officer of a meeting, or an organization, or committee.

COALITION- to unite into a whole, grow together, or join forces.

COMMUNICATION- the process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior.

COMMUNITY- a body or persons or nation, having a common history or common social, economic and political interest.

CONCEPT- something conceived in mind.

CONFLICT- fight, battle, or war.

DISCIPLE- a person that accepts and follows in something they believe in.

DISCIPLINE- to train or develop by instruction and exercise, in self-control.

ECONOMIC- relating to, or based on the production, distribution and consumption of goods.

EDUCATION- the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in school.

EMERGENCY- an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action.

EMPHASIS- special consideration of or stress or insistence on something.

ENTERPRISE- a unit of economic organization or activity; a business organization.

ENVIRONMENT- the object, or conditions by which one is surrounded.

ESTABLISHMENT- a place of business or residence with its furnishings and staff a group of social, economic, and political leaders who form a ruling class (as a Nation).

ETERNITY- infinite time; the state after death.

EVOLUTION- a process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state.

EXILE- force removal of a person expelled from their Organization by authority.

FILE- to place among official records as prescribed by law, a device (as a folder, case, or cabinet) by      means of which papers are kept in order.

FINANCE- the system that includes the circulation of money, the granting of credit, the making of investments; the study of the management of funds.

FUNCTION- the acts or operation expected of a person.

FUNDAMENTAL- serving as a basis supporting existence or determining essential structure or function.

GOAL- the end towards which effort is directed; AIM.

GROWTH- progressive development; Evolution.

ILLEGAL- not according to or authorized by law.

INCARCERATED- to put in prison; to subject to confinement.

INFORMATION- to communicate or reception of knowledge or intelligence.

INSUBORDINATION- disobedient to authority, going against the authority of rank.

INVESTMENT- to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return; to make use or for future benefits or advantages.

KING DAVID- the King who had started the coalition of Disciples, that branched out into many nations of what it is today.

LAW- a binding custom or practice of a community; a rule of conduct or action prescribe or enforced by a controlling authority.

LEADERSHIP- a person or persons having commanding authority or influence; a member chosen by their party to manage the party's activities in a legislative body.

LEGISLATIVE- the exercise of the power and function of making rules (as law) that have the force of authority by an official or of a state or other organizations.

LEGITIMATE- according with the law or with established legal forms and requirements.

MEETING- an act or process of coming together.

NATION- a community of people composed of one or more nationalities and possessing a more or less defined territory.

NEGLECT- to give little attention or respect to.

OATH- calling upon God to witness to do what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says.

OPPOSITION- non-member or non-members against the beliefs of others.

ORGANIZATION- the act or process of organizing their personnel in such a structure.

PENALTIES- the suffering in person's rights by law or judicial decision to the commission of a offence.

POLICY- a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions.

POLITICAL- of or relating to government; involving or charge or concerned with acts against a government or a political system.

PREDOMINANT- having superior strength, influence, or authority.

PRODUCTIVE- having the quality or power of producing.

PROLONG- to lengthen in time; to cause to be longer; CONTINUE.

RECORDS- a body of known or recorded facts about something or someone.

REEF- an arrangement of flowers that is given to one for a marriage, anniversary, death, and some special occasions.

REGISTER- to enroll formally, as a voter.

REPORT- a formal record of the proceeding of a meeting or session; subject to disciplinary action.

RESPONSIBILITY- something for which one is responsible; burden.

SECRECY- the habit or practice of keeping secrets or maintaining privacy or concealment.

SECRETARY- an officer of an organization or society responsible for its records and correspondence.

SECTION- a distinct part of a territorial or political area; community or group of people.

SECURITY- freedom from danger; something that secures; an organization or department whose task is security.

SOCIAL- the welfare of human beings as members, living in a more organized community.

STRUCTURE- something arranged in a definite pattern of organization; organization of parts as             dominated by the general character of the whole.

STRUGGLE- to proceed with difficulty or with great effort; an act of strongly motivated striving.

TOLERATED- endure, put up with.

TREASON- the betrayal of a trust.

TREASURY- a repository for treasures, the place of deposit and disbursement of collected funds.

VENTURE- a speculative business enterprise; to undertake the risks and dangers of..

VICTIM- one that is injured, destroyed, or sacrificed under any of various conditions.

VIOLATION- the act of violating; the state of being violated.

VITAL- of the utmost importance.

VOTE- the collective opinion or verdict of a body of persons expressed by voting, the right to cast a vote.

WELFARE- the state of doing well.



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