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Black gang in Lowell Indiana recruit local kids!

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Concerned Resident

Chicago, IL

#1 Jul 25, 2011
I’m a new resident of Lowell Indiana I just purchased my home at the end of 2010. My family and I moved to Lowell because of the “down-home” feel, good schools, and the lack of crime.
Over the past spring and summer month’s I’ve visited all of the parks in town with my daughter. For the most part they’re very nice with a few exceptions of course. I’m not sure if you’re aware or not but at every park in town you can see 6 pointed stars, pitchforks, and the letters GD or GDN carved, written, or spray painted on the equipment and surrounding buildings.
These are symbols of a Chicago gang called the Gangster Disciples “GD”. They’re the biggest and oldest gangs in the city. They’re colors are blue and black, they cock their hats to the right, lift their right pant leg, etc. Their signs / tags of affiliation are the pitchfork and six pointed star (Star of David).
This is the way they work:
A small group of men, usually young black men looking to move up in rank within the gang, move to a new area and rent a house. They usually look for areas free of rival gangs so they’re free to expand and work without opposition. They recruit young and naive children from that neighborhood to be part of the gang. They provide them with drugs to sell and in return are given protection. They also command them to “put in work”; rob houses, fight rivals, pay dues to the leaders, and “tag” the gang’s symbols in their controlled territory.
I’ve seen this person numerous times walking in town; usually near the Exxon station near Main by the old school house. He’s a young black man, early 20’s, always wears blue and black, sagged shorts, and has his hat cocked to the right. It’s obvious that this is the culprit and keeps in mind; he’s the first of many depending out what he reports back.
I’ve reported this to police but they said unfortunately they’re not able to arrest anyone because of the way they look. That doesn’t mean I can’t spread the word and make people aware of the situation.
I moved to Lowell because it’s a nice place to live. I came from an area that was nice at one time too, and then the gangs moved in. Now that nice town is a slum and I would hate for Lowell to fall to the same fate.
Please, keep an eye out; don’t be afraid to call the police when you witness suspicious activity. We pay their salaries and that’s what they’re there for! Speak to your children and ask questions. Speak out yourself, we’re not the minority, this is still our town and we don’t need to be afraid!
If we don’t do anything Lowell will just become another Sauk Village, Steger, Crete, Lynwood, Griffith, Hobart, and soon Crown Point!
one who knows the truth

Bowling Green, KY

#2 Aug 2, 2011
I hope the people listen to you and watch fror the signs. My brother lives there and it has me worried now. Also I visit there twice a year as I have family in the Lowell cemetary.
CedarRat86

Cedar Lake, IN

#3 Aug 6, 2011
me and my boy got some weed from some black dudes in a purple camero that live in those apartments by casey's i think there gd folks too
Mel311

Boston, MA

#5 Jul 12, 2012
Its already to late we are moving in to Lowell!
Tim

South Holland, IL

#6 Jul 12, 2012
OMG...not the Gangster Disciples...and the black guy by the Exxon, must be their leader, the hat cocked to the right is a dead giveaway lol..wonder where him and his "small group of men, usually young black men looking to move up in rank within the gang, move to a new area and rent a house" are living surely they are responsible for all the crime in Lowell, Crown Point,Cedar Lake. Are you for real? Sounds like you are a paranoid, racist idiot, i cannot believe you actually wrote this. Keep hiding under your bed in fear.You are a joke.
Tate Kilgore

Schererville, IN

#7 Jul 12, 2012
Get a fuc*ng life
what do you call it

Goshen, IN

#8 Jul 13, 2012
Mel311 wrote:
Its already to late we are moving in to Lowell!
lol that's too funny :)~ However I think you would be moving to Lowell Massachusettes????
ComptonG4U

Goshen, IN

#9 Jul 13, 2012
You people are so hilarious to watch on these message boards. I have a cousin that lives in Lowell and came to visit once; once was enough. It's interesting that the same people who claim to be Christians or Catholics are probably the same ones hiding under their beds clinging to their guns; living in fear. Do you really think that the guy who lives in Lowell near the gas station is a gang member? Have you seen him gang banging? Or recruiting? So ridiculous! I think you should ask him his name and do a little background check before you go judging -- he's probably got a clean record. You never know? Have you checked your white neighbors backgrounds? You probably have child molesters living next door and don't even know it.

Since: Jul 12

Goshen, IN

#10 Jul 13, 2012
It's more likely children will go missing or a molester will live next door than for gang members to set up shop in Lowell
truth hurts

Crown Point, IN

#11 Jul 13, 2012
If I'm not mistaken, about 4 months ago 3 latino teens did a drive-by on a house approximately 2 blocks northeast from the Exxon station; behind the old school house... I do believe the renter of the home was a young black male. Per Lowell Chief of Police John Shelhart and the shooter (Benjamin Ramirez) there had been numerous incidents with the target in the past. The original post on here is dated 07/25/2011 and the drive by shooting occurred on…. 03/12/2012. So it looks like Concerned Resident isn’t as nuts as you think. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its probably a jigaboo lol
StraightForward

United States

#12 Jul 17, 2012
There is no gangs in lowell! And even if there were, what's there for them to takeover? Who are they going to recruit? I live in Lowell and have not seen any gang there. It's called "wannabes" and they are prolly the ones tagging the parks up- I feel safe in Lowell with the hand til of black people who live there. Oh, did I mention one of them is my brother in law? He's got to be one of the whitest black guys I know!! But many of u Wouk t know that becuz ur too quick to judge others by the color of their skin and the color they are wearing!! JEEZ
Wahwah

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 7, 2013
Keep moving south...the areas you named are going downhill because they have low real estate values...doesn't matter how far south you move...ppl have cars...you don't see this in munster or Saint John (higher real estate values) which are further north than Lowell.
tricia

Saint John, IN

#16 May 10, 2013
DUUDES GET A FckkIN LIFE HAHAHAHA ima white girl from hammond living in lowell AND I WILL GOTO GARY to shop because shits cheaper .ill chill in east chicago and goto the beach in the harbor I'M ALIVE. GET A REALITY CHECK first of all crownpoints nice lmfao and secondly crimes everywhere for all u kno ur neighbors drivin w a suspended liscence... or there kids r smokin pot GET A LIFE WORRY ABOUT URSELF. these dumb a$$ white boys claimin vicelords and these mexicans claimin kings GOOD GET SUM REAL GD'S up here let em show these kids THAT AIN'T ABT THAT LIFE.
tricia

Saint John, IN

#17 May 10, 2013
Wahwah MUNSTER bahaha the rich ghetto?! U can get coke weed x and ahrioms there u can alsi find wiggers and folks pshhh ppl ahud talk when they got facts. BUT AS FOR ST JOHN YES ID AGREE ITS NICE.
jlmkittie

New Carlisle, IN

#18 Dec 5, 2014
Concerned Resident wrote:
I’m a new resident of Lowell Indiana I just purchased my home at the end of 2010. My family and I moved to Lowell because of the “down-home” feel, good schools, and the lack of crime.
Over the past spring and summer month’s I’ve visited all of the parks in town with my daughter. For the most part they’re very nice with a few exceptions of course. I’m not sure if you’re aware or not but at every park in town you can see 6 pointed stars, pitchforks, and the letters GD or GDN carved, written, or spray painted on the equipment and surrounding buildings.
These are symbols of a Chicago gang called the Gangster Disciples “GD”. They’re the biggest and oldest gangs in the city. They’re colors are blue and black, they cock their hats to the right, lift their right pant leg, etc. Their signs / tags of affiliation are the pitchfork and six pointed star (Star of David).
This is the way they work:
A small group of men, usually young black men looking to move up in rank within the gang, move to a new area and rent a house. They usually look for areas free of rival gangs so they’re free to expand and work without opposition. They recruit young and naive children from that neighborhood to be part of the gang. They provide them with drugs to sell and in return are given protection. They also command them to “put in work”; rob houses, fight rivals, pay dues to the leaders, and “tag” the gang’s symbols in their controlled territory.
I’ve seen this person numerous times walking in town; usually near the Exxon station near Main by the old school house. He’s a young black man, early 20’s, always wears blue and black, sagged shorts, and has his hat cocked to the right. It’s obvious that this is the culprit and keeps in mind; he’s the first of many depending out what he reports back.
I’ve reported this to police but they said unfortunately they’re not able to arrest anyone because of the way they look. That doesn’t mean I can’t spread the word and make people aware of the situation.
I moved to Lowell because it’s a nice place to live. I came from an area that was nice at one time too, and then the gangs moved in. Now that nice town is a slum and I would hate for Lowell to fall to the same fate.
Please, keep an eye out; don’t be afraid to call the police when you witness suspicious activity. We pay their salaries and that’s what they’re there for! Speak to your children and ask questions. Speak out yourself, we’re not the minority, this is still our town and we don’t need to be afraid!
If we don’t do anything Lowell will just become another Sauk Village, Steger, Crete, Lynwood, Griffith, Hobart, and soon Crown Point!
Just want to say I know who did all of those markings and Jes FAR from black or "Gangster" hahaha!!!!!! Not that it makes it right for him to have done it but still. Keep playing the race card... Racist Prick!
truthbetold

Chicago, IL

#19 Mar 6, 2015
the original post is wrong and plain ignorant on so many levels. although I am NOT denying the possibility of gang members moving into the area, they are everywhere. that was a not so thinly veiled attempt at blatant racism and just for the record I happen to know someone personally that was in the car involved in the drive by yes the person living at the home was a young black male.but perhaps it was more of a target of racism then the fact of rival gangs you said three Latinos we're the ones doing the shooting which in fact is not true again I know of at least one white male in the vehicle at the time. I could sit here and systematically invalidate everything that you said but I don't have the time I just hope that others that read this understand that this is a very poor attempt at addressing a potentially serious matter
Gang affiliated

Chicago, IL

#20 Apr 14, 2015
Trust me there nothing we want in your back ass water town!
cherrie
#21 Jun 19, 2015
Mel311 wrote:
Its already to late we are moving in to Lowell!
Why do you want to destroy a community that has values which are the opposite of what GD embraces? You are just not right. I would love to hear your answer. Anyway, I feel you have nothing else to identify with, so you join a destructive faction with low goals which you can excell at but does not really allow you to improve yourself. So now you have a feeling of being a part of something . Must be hard for you to stand alone or to wait for an opportunity to improve yourself. I know you are just way too cool to accept a quite life. Try out Compton for some real excitement.
MyThoughts

United States

#22 Nov 8, 2015
As a teenager I used to belong to a gang as well and unfortunately Concerned Resident's comments do have some validity to them. Yes the GD's colors are blue and black, they are folks so hats cocked to the right are a staple of that gang and yes gangs do branch out to smaller communities whether it be an active gang member moves there with their parents and want to start a branch or the city is somehow brought to the gangs attention and they figure they can gain profit in the drug market. But this is not limited to one skin color, they are white, black, Mexican and Asian to just name a few, one race is not to blame for this but I agree that if you live in a town with little to no gang activity and you start to suspect there may be just one the community needs to ban together to make it as difficult as possible for these people to thrive. Because no one is not a threat realistically but that one person can recruit others in your town and that one person came from somewhere where they were previously connected to gang activity and still have friends that will travel to see them and eventually that one gang member will bring the kids that they recruit in your city to where they were from and there are also annual meetings and events they will have to go to where every branch is required to attend, thus eventually bringing the sins of other branches to your town. Don't be afraid to be called paranoid or any of the other things that I have read because if you sit quietly by time you start really noticing a difference in your community it is already too late. But to the residents of this town no don't stand for illegal behavior but also try to show these individuals that there is a better way of life and how living in your community can be good for them. Just a polite smile and a how are you can actually lead the way to changing someone. Yes I know how corny that sounds but for a lot of (not all) kids in my old neighborhood the gang was the only option they had or didn't know anything else, some died before they ever got a chance to no anything else, some went to jail for horrible crimes but there were quite a few that got an opportunity to live differently a hurried to take it and never looked back. Gangs are an epidemic in our country, you only have to turn on your local news to see how this is effecting Chicago and its only going to change if every community member stops turning a blind eye and not just pushing members out so they go somewhere else but changing their outlook one person at a time.
boohoo

Munster, IN

#23 Nov 10, 2015
Wahwah wrote:
Keep moving south...the areas you named are going downhill because they have low real estate values...doesn't matter how far south you move...ppl have cars...you don't see this in munster or Saint John (higher real estate values) which are further north than Lowell.
EXACTLY!!!

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