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American Agenda (Crime, Politics: Chicago Street Gangs) (Part II) #156128

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Erin Hayes) ABC News investigation into the criminal and political activities of the Chicago street gang known as the Gangster Disciple Nation examined; scenes shown from last year's education demonstration in which many gang members took part because of the ties of the political group 21st Century VOTE to the GDN. [Disguised gang MEMBER - talks about the rally.] [Out canvassing, 21st Century VOTE president Dwayne HARRIS - talks politics.] [Chicago alderman Virgil JONES, former legislature candidate Jerry WASHINGTON - react to the 21st Century VOTE's role in the community.] The view of police gang investigators that 21st Century VOTE was created to protect the gang noted. Convicted murderer Larry Hoover said chairing the gang from prison and promoting its moves into the political arena. [In tape of a telephone conversation, HOOVER - talks about a political program.] [Gang crimes prosecutor Jack HYNES - says Hoover is directly criminal activities by the gang.] [Chicago housing police Chief George MURPHY - cites the gang's aims.] Videotape shown of gang members talking about politics. [Retired Chicago police commander Robert DART - comments.] Map shown of cities having GDN affiliates. [FBI special agent Ken PERNICK - likens the gang to the new mafia.] [Community activist Elce REDMOND - says the gang agenda remains the same.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter

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