Chicago La Familia Warlords

Wicker Park Warlords

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IN MEMORY OF MACHO

In 1979, we took two pictures by the south east wall of Clemente. The photographer was supposed to take a picture of the gym wall where the vice president "Nota " wrote in 7 ft. Letters "La Familia Warlords!? I'm wearing an orange & black sweater - my titled was "Lord Eggie" president La Familia Warlords -Spaulding Warlords & Clemente Warlords - vice president of Bucktown Warlords - the guy with the hat is Lil.Rican -kneeling is Damian ?Maho - Mr.Toker -vice president Nota - holding the flag in a party sweater is war council "tic" -next to my brother is nelson .he was chief of the Anderson Warlords before he came to Clemente. His brother was president of the Bucktown Warlords ( Webster & Seeley) his name was Lord Chico. I made him box me before he was given that title. Next to Nelson is " Curley ( Lil. Rican's brother). He turned Latin Lover . My brother Tic became the war council for Hooterville Unknowns . Right after these picture were taken, two Spanish cobras named Magilla and Marty showed up. Magilla grew up on Hoyne and Potomac - he was big! Marty was a weasel, when Beach & Spaulding joined the United Neighborhoods, Marty was going to be the sacrifice. We invited them to take pictures .I joined the marines a couple of months after this.

A week after this photo was taken. The Spanish Lords and the Latino Stylers had a territorial dispute. Lord Flaco leader of the pee wee Spanish lords in formed me that the Stylers were moving into North Ave. between Clairmont and Bell. This is the buffer zone between the Lords. There was going to be a meeting at the Spanish Lord court yard at 5:00 pm. He asked as United Neighborhoods "were we going to be there?" I didn't have to answer since Kiki from the YBO ( Yates Boys ) and the Clemente Warlords yelled "hell yeah ! We'll be there !? As I was leaving Clemente, I met up with my war council under the link. I told him to get La Familia and walk toward the courtyard and I will take Bucktown and Clemente with me by way of Western. The Stylers were going to be at the courtyard at 5:30 with their backup. My brother looked at me confused and said, "don't you know who 's backing up the Stylers?? I said ,"I don't care ! We are United Neighborhoods.? He said , "Coolies family is backing them up!" Coolies family controlled Damen & Potomac, and they were also opening up Damen & Crystal. This was the basement bar controlled by the " seniors- teach - Weso - Tito ( my cousin - Moonhead- Ishmael - Manolo - Ziggy 1 -Javier ( Cura ) - Wally - Delon . We would also have to fight "Ccrook " who controlled Camen & Evergreen.

My brother being "consejero" wanted control of all my sections to fight with Damen & Evergreen against the Spanish lords. I told him we were backing up the Spanish Lords against anyone. Yhe Yates Boys and Ghetto Boys, the Leavitt and Schiller & K-Town Unknowns, Moose School Boys, and the group were heading to the court yard. The Latino Stylers, and Damen & Potomac didn't show up . Damen & Evergreen stayed out of it because the seniors backed me up. The Latino Stylers run by Sammy moved out of Wicker park and turned Folk.

Old school verses Today

I left for the marines in the spring of 79, when I came back from boot camp in the summer, I noticed upside down pitch forks on one side and a cross on the other. I didn't have time to ask since I was heading to Fort Sill for fire direction control school. I had to get La Familia Warlords together and head to the school yard for a meeting with Damen & Evergreen. Before I left for bootcamp, I was at Wicker Park, by the fountain, and we were bricking pierce for the attempted rape of a "Warlett". Some sections were by the old folks home on Schiller by the alley. After we were done, I became stranded on Damen. I lived on Spaulding and could no longer where my sweater over my arm and simply walk west on Division to Spaulding. I gave my war sweater to a Warlett named Maria, she was my brother?s lady. The next day I found out that she had a boyfriend named Lil Ray who was a Crown from Wabansia. He said the sweater belonged to him now, i went to Wabansia and told the Crowns they had until night to give me my sweater or I will destroy Wabansia. That night, I walked by myself to Wabansia to get my sweater back and they told me they took it to Damen and Evergreen. Crook the chief of the Capital, received the sweater. I went to Damen and saw Crook. I asked for the sweater, but he said it belonged to him now. He had d&e and d&p with him, so I said give it up or I will see you after bootcamp. (I could not risk getting a record).

When I came back in 82, the United Neighborhoods had become majority People . Instead of the streets calling the shots, the criminals in prison were calling the shots! The laws in those made going to prison a violation unless it was for nation business. This is why no one takes care of a brother in prison .any member who stole in United Neighborhoods territory faced pain, but now every house was up for grabs. Selling drugs was something you hid because you did not want your mother to see it. Now your mother walked with it for you and carried your gun. How could this have happened in the three years I was surviving my country in the marines? Marijuana disappeared in 83, but something else took its place. ( cocaine). This magical drug did something the police could not. It destroyed all the alliances and created zombies willing to kill for a hit of that powder. This drug created the fault zone that would bring the Warlords of Wicker Park down. The Warlords were all under West Town in those days. I named them Wicker Park after I took all the sections except division and Hoyne. That was under the control of Capone?s family . He was a disciple whose chief brought in around 79. He was a coward like his brother Elvis, who is responsible for Edwards death by the Vice Lords in 93.

I left for boot camp in April, 1979. When I came back from boot camp, the first thing I did was make phone calls for the members to meet at Wicker Park school yard .the seniors were waiting for me, so I could stand trial for losing my sweater .at the trial, I reminded the seniors about the attempted rape of a Warlett named "Gladys". I reminded them that we could no longer wear our sweaters over our left arm and walk. I gave the sweater to a Warlett. I didn't know that she was dating a Crown! Maria was found liable for the sweater. I was still alone in the schoolyard when Lord Crook D&E arrived with Lefty, Ishmael. Zemar (Batman), Flabio (Indio) with his brother. At the other end came Chief (Billy), and Lord Edgar with D&P. Though Lord Crook and Chief weren't the best of friends since both wanted to be in charge. They shook each others hands with a shake like they haven?t seen each other in years! The seniors told Crook to give it back, but he sad no. The seniors told me I could fight Crook, but after the fight ?I would get a violation for fighting a Warlord". Lord Crook and I started to walk towards the grass, he kept saying "you're not getting it back." Billy and Edgar kept building his confidence. There were Lords from their side who wanted to take his place! Finally my side started to arrive. The unknowns stayed in the cars along Evergreen, while the Spanish Lords stayed along the alley .the YBO-GBO rode bikes .now the attitudes changed .Crook and I walked into the grass area and a wall was formed along the fence .no one could get in or out. We took our stands and I told Crook to swing. He swung towards my face and I could see the high school rings he always wore to fights. I moved my face and punched him square in the face! After three months of marine corps boot camp, this guy seemed to be in slow motion. He said, "you might kick my ass, but the sweater is mine!" I picked him up and body slammed him face down into the soil, jumped on his back and said, "if you want the sweater you will have to pay for it!" .I started to pound the back of his head until his face was buried in the dirt! I stood up to see the Warletts cheering, but the Lords were not. I was supposed to lose. This way La Familia would be dissolved, now I could be Chief of Damen and Evergreen. We went to Wicker Park, by the fountain and I bought beer for the seniors, and smoke for everyone else. I had to make them forget my violation, I was tired from the fight! Crook, Billy, Edgar, and the rest came into Wicker Park and they sent Lefty to tell me to leave the park. I told the errand boy that we are Warlords and this is Warlord hood. After almost a $100.00 spent, I went without the violation to Fort Sill Oklahoma, while Crook was still there for his violation when they sobered up. The laws are the laws!!!!!

When I came home in 02-82, I had $5,000.00 that I saved .I was going to make the Warlords powerful! I made contact with my cousin Ray, who?s father had a barber shop on North Avenue - between Campbell and Maplewood. He introduced me to Dolphin on Campbell. They weren't folks, but sold to them. I bought a quarter pound and headed for Hoyne and Potomac to my cousin Curas house to bag it up. After the third recop, the 1/4 pound became seedy. I took it back to Campbell to Dolphin?s house and said take the seeds, and give me smoke! I'll be back in one hour. I went to the barbershop and informed Ray that in one hour I was going to burn down Dolphins house if he didn't correct his mistake. My cousin said that was Folk hood and I was people. I told him I'm La Familia, not Westtown. Dolphin fixed it up, but lost a customer. Another cousin tried to become middle man, this rat is named ?Danny " He was a undercover Warlord lover, but stayed by Ray for protection. Danny sold me a 1/4 already bagged up into dimes. I took it to Wicker Park and got rid of it. The next day the people came back arguing about size and seeds! I went to the barber shop and found Danny by Ray, and asked what the problem was. He said you have to give them everything or lose money. I told him to replace what he stole or I will pay myself. Danny lived in the second floor of my fathers two flat, I climbed up the walls and into his window. I went into his room and stole $300.00 in cocaine. Then I let him know I took it as payment. The barbershop on North Avenue was being monitored for a year by the government. They had a video camera where chicken unlimited was. In 1983-84 the green disappeared and the white said hello. This changed Chicago. The laws did not allow for the members to use, but it could be sold. Even touching the stuff would give the guys a high. The Warlords used the train system to deliver with police protection. They also had radios and teens on bikes monitoring all inbound streets. The money was incredible until someone introduced free base. This evil gave wives to dealers for a hit, took rent money, and created the evil of "ebk " chief Billy and Lord Edgar along with Zemar, Flabio ,and some tramps from New York called the new Yorkers were smoking rocks when one of the tramps said " she wanted to see someone die "instead of killing her sister, they drove to Rockwell and kidnapped a junkie father who just arrived from the island, he was selling dope when they grabbed him. He begged for his life and stated he wasn't a Disciple. The bitches didn't care they wanted death .after they killed him they dumped his body and continued to party. This was the end of Westtown Warlords.

United Neighborhood Turf

You were southbound on Leavitt, then you made a left on North Avenue. This neighborhood was protected by the United Neighborhoods for a long time. The association house is on the left. The recycle shop is gone. Friars grill is out. The pawn shop is on the right. The Taylor Jousters ruled this spot up to Ashland. We had Milwaukee Avenue. Around Wolcott, there is a big apartment building. On the top floor, the Crowns had the front and back apartments. There was a barrel full of tight buds! The Latin Disciples had influence just west of there, by the liquor store. This spot after dark had a mixture of pimps, hookers, mldn-tjn, black marketers, and consumers -victims. After Ashland neutral land until North Avenue Beach. That is Folk World.