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People Nation is an alliance of
street gang A gang is a social group, group or secret society, society of associates, friends or members of a family with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over Territory (animal), territory in a communit ...
s generally associated with the
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Chicago
area. They are rivals of the
Folk Nation The Folk Nation (commonly referred to as Folk or Folks) is an alliance of street gangs originating in Chicago (''City in a Garden''); I Will , image_map = , map_caption = Interactive maps of Chicago , coordinates ...
alliance of gangs.


Formation

The People Nation was formed in reaction to the creation of the Folk Nation alliance of gangs. In 1978, the El Rukns (now Almighty Black P. Stone Nation, Black P. Stones), Almighty Vice Lord Nation, Vice Lords and Latin Kings (gang), Latin Kings formed an alliance system of their own, and titled it the "People". Jeff Fort of El Rukns, Bobby Gore of the Vice Lords, and Gustavo Colon of the Latin Kings were instrumental in the forming of this alliance. Among initial members to the People were the Mickey Cobras (then named the Cobra Stones), Latin Counts, Bishops, Insane Unknowns, Spanish Lords, soon after the Chicago Gaylords, Gaylords and the Popes (gang), South Side Popes.


Major component gangs

People Nation Organizations are: *Almighty Vice Lord Nation, Vice Lords *Almighty Black P. Stone Nation, Black P. Stones *Latin Kings (gang), Latin Kings *Latin Counts *Mickey Cobras


Symbols

Gangs demonstrate their particular alignment by "representing" through symbols, colors, graffiti, Gang signal, hand signs, and words. Representing also encompasses physical orientation to the left side of the body. The People Nation Gangs wear all identifiers to the left. An earring in the left, a left pants leg rolled up, and a cap tilted to the left may all indicate affiliation to the alliance. The People Nation's Gang signal, hand sign is thrown to the left shoulder. The gang members fold their arms in a manner that is pointed to the left. The People Nation alliance in most instances uses a five-pointed star in their gang graffiti.Identifying Gang Members
The five-pointed star has its origins with the Blackstone Rangers/Black P. Stone Ranger Nation, one of the larger street gangs. The alliance's term "five alive, six must die" is in reference to the five-pointed star versus the six-pointed star of their rivals in the Folk Nation alliance. Commonly used by the People Nation alliance are drawings of pitchforks pointed down in disrespect to the Folk Nation alliance. Certain terms are used by the People Nation alliance, such as "all is well" when greeting each other. The five-pointed star is not the only symbol used by the People Nation. Others include a 3D pyramid, a five-pointed crown, a die with its front-side showing five dots, a crescent moon with its concave side facing to the right and sometimes with a small five-pointed star to the right of that moon symbol.


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People Nation symbols and organization
{{Organized crime groups in America People Nation, Organizations established in 1978 1978 establishments in Illinois Coalitions Gangs in Chicago