Who Are the Insane Gangster Disciples?

The Insane Gangster Disciples are a crime gang that arose in Birmingham, Ala., in the 1990s. The gang is affiliated with the Gangster Disciples and the Folk Nation gang of Chicago.

Mainly choosing to dress in black, Insane Gangster Disciples are known to wear Oakland Raiders gear and incorporate the number 974 in graffiti tags. The gang members have a strong presence in drug trafficking, originally dealing cocaine out of Birmingham’s South Side and eventually graduating to a wider range of drugs. This branch of Gangster Disciples has spread across most Southern states and even some Midwest states since its birth in the ’90s.