Party People
Party People

Party People

Founded Founded in 1980 by Michael in or near Lower West Side: Pilsen
Founding story

Formed in the Pilsen section of the Lower West Side neighborhood near 17th and Carpenter.

Affiliations Folk Nation — c. 1980 – 2000 or later;
Colors Black and White
Primary ethnicities Latino (Mexican)
Symbols Playboy Bunny and Inverted Cross
Symbol usage

Inverted cross with three slashes on top and dot on the bottom

Status Active

The Party People are a newer organization in the Pilsen area compared to other older gangs that date back to the 1950s; nevertheless, the Party People have outlived most of the gangs that formed in the 1970s and prior and fought ferocious battles with several rivals.

The story starts in the year 1980 in the Pilsen neighborhood at the intersection of 17th and Carpenter when some guys and girls got together that loved to party hard and some were excellent graffiti artists.  18th Street had become a war zone with Latin Counts, Ambrose, Morgan Deuces, Satan Disciples, Bishops, Racine Boys and Laflin Lovers all fighting for control of this street and the drama spilled onto nearby 19th and 17th Streets.

This group at 17th and Carpenter had an idea to create a club that was centered around partying and hanging out.  They banded together in a large group to discourage gangs from attacking them, and at the same time, they were cool with all the gangs as long as the other gangs did not mess with them.  This group became known as the “Party People” which gave the image that they were a peaceful group of people that like to party.  Party People were in love with the sweaters, parties and the crowds that gangs drew, and they wanted to be a club that drew in those same perks but without getting involved in the gangbanging drama.  When they first formed, they found another newer group that had the same ideals, this group was known as “La Raza” and this is when La Raza and Party People became good friends.  “Michael” was the founder of the Party People in 1980.  Before either group formed they were two groups that were friends in the late 1970s that mainly consisted of freshly arrived Mexican youths that were often bullied by long time Pilsen resident gang members.  In 1980 each group formed their own group but remained close allies which was the beginning of both La Raza and Party People.  Both groups had rivalries with the two biggest gangs in Pilsen Ambrose and Latin Counts.

I was told before Party People allies La Raza drama got into it with other gangs that caused Michael to get killed about a year after Party People were founded but the story is very flawed and now I don’t have the details, but it is true that by 1981 drama did pop off and the Party People could no longer function as just a party crew and were forced to gangbang against the Latin Counts and Ambrose who gave them problems.  Michael, the founder, was stabbed to death.  “Pops” took over as the new leader of the Party People in 1981 and became the long time leader of the whole organization until 1999.  Pops was also directly supervising 17th and May.

Party People then joined the Folk alliance under Two Six from Little Village and this is how Party People developed the moniker “Gangster.”  When Party People joined Folk they now allied with Ambrose and the war was squashed as now Party People, La Raza and Ambrose were now on good terms. Party People and La Raza also got along with he Satan Disciples as well who were Folks too.

Now that the Party People were Folks they expanded their operations in Pilsen to 17th and Racine then onto 18th Street at 18th and May and 19th and May.  Party People began working with fellow Folks the Racine Boys of 18th and Racine and opened a sizable turf from 16th Street down to Cullerton and Allport Street to Miller Street.  On the west side of this territory were the Allport Lovers of 18th and Allport who were Folks and on the east side were the Morgan Boys of 18th and Morgan (started in 1985) who were also Folks, so there were Folks all around the Party People which helped them ease down conflicts in Pilsen.

In 1986 war erupted between Ambrose and Two Six and often allies got swept into the conflict, I think this is when Party People ended up truly at war with Ambrose but I am not sure but I am sure they were at war with Ambrose by this time period.

Ambrose was very well-known for their PCP distribution operations that went on for decades.  Right after the war started with Ambrose two brothers flipped from being members of Ambrose to becoming Party People in the midst of a war between Ambrose and Party People.  One of the brothers was nicknamed “Stoney” and the other was “Lil A-K.”  A-K stands for “Ambrose Killer.”  He became Lil A-K after he flipped to a PP.   Both brothers were branched out of the 17th and May chapter which is where the leader Pops was living at the time.  Several other Ambrose flipped Party People in the mid-80s as well, many of which were PCP users including Lil A-K.  Lil A-K still wanted to continue using PCP after he flipped so he often went to buy PCP in various disguises, and he had family members or friends buy it for him from Ambrose and this went on a few years.

One day in 1988 when Lil A-K went on an undercover buy with his sister who was a female member of the Party People, Ambrose members recognized Lil A-K and beat him up then slashed his throat multiple times.  After Ambrose left him bleeding to death on the sidewalk his sister performed CPR and got him medical attention which saved his life, but he was left as a vegetable after the attack.  By 1989 the family of Lil A-K wanted to escape the gang violence of Pilsen after this attack, and they moved to 56th and Maplewood in the Gage Park neighborhood.

The family had just moved into the heart of “G-Town” which was an area heavily controlled by Two Six.  Other gangs in the neighborhood at the time were the Black Gangster Disciples, Latin Kings and Insane Guess Boys.  When Ambrose from 18th Street found out the family moved to 56th and Maplewood they ordered the 63rd and Francisco Ambrose to finish off Lil A-K and kill his brother Stoney.  Soon after Stoney was ducking and dodging bullets as Ambrose made attempts to kill him in his new surroundings.  Stoney then asked 17th Street Party People from Pilsen and the leadership of the G-Town Two Six if he could put together a Party People crew at 56th and Maplewood to protect the family.  The crew would have no leadership and no official territory there but would just have a right to exist basically.

The original crew of Party People consisted of Stoney, Guero, a tough Irishman that lived on 55th and Maplewood; Midget; Maniac; Rascal, Ape; Ape’s brother Trouble; Tim Dogg; and a few others.  These Party People were in prime territory as they were just one block from Gage Park High School which is at 56th and Rockwell.  The Latin Kings were not happy with Party People having territory just one block from them and the school so Latin Kings began giving the Party People a hard time.

In the year 1990, Lil A-K experienced a miracle as he woke from his vegetative state after lots of therapy.  Lil A-K was so much back to normal he was appointed Regional Chief of this new chapter and his new nickname was “Sir Lil.”  The blessing was handed down from the 17th and May Party People and a council was set up that included Stoney and their cousin Slim, now 56th and Maplewood was official.

In the year 1991 some black migration came to Gage Park which brought more Gangster Disciples and Englewood “Moe Town” based Black P Stones to the neighborhood.  The Black P Stones began invading Insane Guess Boy territory which landed them at 56th and Campbell.  Although the Party People were on Maplewood and 56th and Campbell was not official territory Party People still heavily cherished this corner and resented the Stone’s arrival causing war to erupt.

By the year 1993, the Party People of Gage Park continued to grow causing a new group of Satan Disciples forming at 59th and Spaulding and the Insane Guess Boys to become jealous.  This started a war with the Guess Boys that became bloody real fast.  A Guess Boy shot a Party People member in the head then the Party People hit the Guess Boys by ramming a member of their gang into a brick wall with a car on 59th Street between Campbell and Artesian which took his life.  The Party People also got a Guess Boy at 56th and Western and stabbed him.  Also in 1993, the Two Six became upset about the Party People rising and began bullying the newly recruited Party People until one of the recruits “Tank” pulled out a gun and shot at Two Six.  The Two Six then retaliated and did an assassination of a Party People at 56th and Maplewood to show the Party People who was boss.  This began some tensions with Two Six; however, at this time Sir Lil was able to smooth it over with Two Six to prevent war.

The new recruits of 1993 turned out to be very valuable members of the Party People.  These members included Tank,  Malo, Kaos, two former ULO members, Big Papa, Menace, Casper another former ULO, Smurf, Mad who was a former Mexican Gangster Disciples, Lil Man, Ghost, Shadow (a black member) and some others.

By the end of the year 1993 territories began to shift as G-Town Two Six began to rest away some of their turf to the Gangster Disciples as many Two Six flipped GD.  This is when Party People gained more territory that was once Two Six territory.  Now Party People laid claim from 55th to 58th and from Tallman to Campbell.  Much territory was negotiated with the Gangster Disciples as soon as all the flipping happened of Two Six to GD, it was a business arrangement between Party People and the GDs.  It was also at this time that Casper was nominated the 58th and Campbell Set Chief.  Casper didn’t last long because he gangbanged too actively and this landed him in and out of incarceration; therefore, the title was moved to Chango.

The Two Sixs from the West Lawn neighborhood at 63rd and Hamlin were upset with how Party People were just able to walk into the old G-Town Two Six territory without needing to fight for it.  The main Two Six member to start this trouble with the Party People was Frank Manzo.  One day Frank Manzo and some Two Six members drove over to 58th and Tallman where the Party People were hanging out with the nation Chief and co-founder Pops who had come over to pay a visit to this section of Party People.  Frank Manzo was Regional Governor of this Two Six section and as he pulled up with fellow Two Sixs as they began to challenge Pops which was an act of aggression.  Tim Dogg of the Party People then responded quickly by pulling a gun out and shooting Frank Manzo multiple times which put Frank Manzo in a coma for over a year.  This started a war with 63rd and Hamlin Two Six but the rest of the Two Six nation did not get involved in this conflict.

In the year 1994, an eternal war would begin between all La Razas and Party People citywide and everywhere else that would never resolve up to present.  It all started when members of the 61st and Fairfield La Raza Sinister, Burrito and Burrito’s cousin Flaco flipped from La Raza to Party People.  La Raza of 61st was enraged and felt they needed to avenge this by harming or killing these three former Razas that were now Party People’s newest members.  Sir Lil protected his newest members by having the Party People hit back when La Raza came around looking for these three.  The Chief of the 61st and Fairfield La Raza was upset that Party People were defending these three, so he visited La Raza at the 18th Street Pilsen chapter seeking assistance in hitting the Party People.  One of the 18th street leaders was pissed off when he heard the story and went in aggressively to the 18th Street Party People chapter and complained about the issue in a disrespecting manner.  The Party People of 18th Street had zero tolerance for the disrespect and they responded to this by pulling out a shotgun and shooting the La Raza leader dead on the spot killing him immediately.  This started the war.  As a result of this war Pops gave permission to the Gage Park Party People to go about a bloody conquest of La Raza territory in Marquette Park.

The war on the Gage Park/Marquette Park border between La Raza and Party People was a longer war and full of violence.  The La Razas finally caught up to one of the three former members that flipped to Party People.  During a 1995 gang fight between the gangs La Raza beat Flaco to death in front of his cousin Burrito on 59th and Tallman.  These type of violent incidences would continue until 1995 when La Raza moved off 61st and Party People took 57th to 62nd and Fairfield which put the Party People in the Marquette Park neighborhood for the first time.  Menace became the leader of 61st and Fairfield at that point.  At this section Party People recruited Puerto Rican members like Happy, his cousin P.R., Rico, Crazy and Crazy’s brother Spade.

In 1995, the Maniac Latin Disciples came to Gage Park to settle the area and in the process Crazy and some other Party People flipped to MLDs.  The founder of this new MLD group was Gus.  This was frowned upon by the Party People; therefore, Tank made it a point to make revenge a rather pronounced action.  One day as Party People were chasing some MLDs Tank got ahold of Gus and punctured one of his buttocks with an ice hook Tank loved to leave marks on enemies’ buttocks as there was an incident in 1994 where Tank shot a 54th and Rockwell Latin King in the buttocks and the Latin Kings burned down Tank’s home at 57th and California in revenge.  On another occasion Malo shot up a MLDs’ car with a 12 gauge shot gun and the slugs struck the MLD.  The MLDs would then hit back later.  The war with the MLDs was not supported by the original chapter of Party People in Pilsen; therefore, Pops ordered Sir Lil to stop the war and to give the MLDs a large chunk of Party People territory from 55th to 58th and from Talman to Washtenaw.

In the year 1995 the Party People would experience more war erupting with fellow Folk gangs.  The Latin Souls began to establish a relationship with Ambrose, a long-time arch enemy of the Party People.  The relationship started over the use and sale of PCP between the two gangs.  A deal was struck to allow the Latin Souls to have territory at 62nd and Sacramento in exchange for Latin Souls flipping to Ambrose while imprisoned.  This allowed Latin Souls to take 62nd and Sacramento.  Not only did the Souls come to Party People area they also treated the Party People with disrespect because of Ambrose.  The Party People of 18th Street became infuriated over this and assassinated the 47th and Marshfield Latin Soul leader, he was killed behind Richie’s bar at 59th and Washtenaw in Gage Park.  The Latin Souls then hit back which caused the Party People of 18th Street and G-Town Party People to hit again as they went back to Richie’s Bar alongside a member of the Gangster Disciples.  Party People then stabbed multiple members of the Latin Souls while the Gangster Disciples shot members of the Souls.  It was at this point that the Gangster Party People were labeled as “the true Folk Killers” even though they are Folks.  Many wars with other Folks got them this reputation.

More actions happened in 1995 that were of significance revolving around aggressive recruitment.  The 61st and Fairfield chapter recruited Little Trouble, Silent and Spider.  58th and Campbell recruited Chango and Loco.  56th and Maplewood recruited Payaso and Bam-Bam.  This recruitment especially angered the Crown Town Latin Kings who then shot Mad in the back, Ghost was also murdered by these Latin Kings too at the same time in the park.  Ghost was shot with a rifle.  Mad survived the incident but was angered at Malo for freezing up while holding a pistol and not firing it.

In the year 1996, the Party People nearly pulled off a major heist.  As an auto auction was occurring the Party People managed to steal a bunch of cars right off the lot.  The Party People involved were to follow a process afterward to switch over the vin numbers on the vehicles, the majority did not follow this process and the police later caught up with those members causing major incarcerations.  One of those arrested was Mad who was given prison time for stealing a Ford Explorer.

In 1996, a member of the Latin Counts who just so happened to also be a Cook County Sheriff was living in the Gage Park area.  Happy of the Party People at 61st and Fairfield decided to shoot this cop in the neck, he was caught for the shooting and sentenced to 10 years in prison.  This just showed how the Party People were not going to accept a rival in their turf even with a badge, no one was untouchable to the Party People when it came to guarding their turf.  More misfortune came to the Party People in 1996 as Lucio from 61st and Fairfield was shot to death in a car Burrito was driving, Burrito was also shot in the hand during this incident crippling and deforming his hand, Menace’s Latin Soul brother was the shooter. Tank of 56th and Maplewood accidentally shot fellow Party People member Pepe in the head during a gun misfire, he was sentenced to prison for the incident with an involuntary manslaughter charge.  Casper of 58th and Campbell went to prison for robbing a pager from a woman as Chango took over leadership of 58th and Campbell.  Sir Lil and Maniac were arrested and charged with the murder of a 63rd Street Ambrose.  The police also wanted Stoney and beat him violently at the 8th District Police station until he would confess even though Stoney realistically had nothing to do with it or knowledge.  In order to spare Stoney anymore anguish from the CPD Sir Lil and Maniac admitted to the crime; however, when it went to court the charges didn’t stick and the two men walked after a trial that didn’t end until the next year.  This caused Sir Lil to only communicate with Chiefs about nation business as he separated from the younger and lower ranked populace of the Party People to stay low key.

1997 brought more warfare for the Party People as Conservative Vice Lords moved into Gage Park encroaching on Black P Stone turf.  The Vice Lords were successful in their conquests against the Black P Stones making themselves part of Gage Park.  The CVLs then began disrespecting the Party People as they infringed on the borders of G-Town Party People turf, this caused a violent gang war to erupt.  The CVLs perhaps thought they could just push out the Party People as they did to the Stones, but they soon found out the Party People fought for turf with much more fury.  This led the CVLs to call several truces through the years as the war would get too intense and in the way of their profits from drug sales.

In the same year of 1997 Latin Soul gang members approached Spade and flashed the Satan Disciple’s gang sign which was an allied gang.  When Spade responded positively the Latin Souls then revealed who they were really representing after they shook his hand.  The Latin Souls grabbed him by his arms and pulled him out of his car they then smashed his body with another car killing him.  All these violent gang wars and police pressure because of all the violence caused the Party People to ride out the rest of 1997 low profile.

In the year 1998, the Party People of the Gage Park area began to surface again as the violence and police pressure scaled back.  The Party People then went about recruitment as they added Lil-G and Rico who were two Puerto Rican brothers, two white members named Villain and Lazy, a Philippino named Chino along with Dice, Cash, Wacko, Spooky and Magic.  Chango and Menace guided these new members to protect 56th and Maplewood, 58th and Campbell and 61st and Fairfield closely.  It was at this point that Chango and Menace became the main faces of leadership as Sir Lil and his main council indulged in PCP and cocaine.  Because of their withdraw from normal gang activities the murder of Chaos and two other Party People at 56th and Western ended up happening.  The Party People blamed the Crown Town Latin Kings for the murders especially because the Latin Kings took credit.  Even after the murders Sir Lil and his council still did not take proper action and the rest of the Party People took it upon themselves by shooting King Wicked in the face at 51st and Homan.  Later on, it was discovered years later that the Party Players of 48th and Wolcott did the murders.

In the year 1999, the Party People of Gage Park faced internal feuding after Menace, Chango and Spider were arrested on rape charges.  The three members got together with a woman and later she accused them of rape.  When the woman suffered injury she was embarrassed while hospitalized and told police she was raped.  The police then arrested the three men and charged them.  Menace and Spider told Chango he needs to take all the blame because he was a minor at the time and would not face as harsh of prosecution.  This infuriated Chango.  The woman ended up dropping the charges because it was a false claim to begin with, but Chango was bitter and went against Menace and Spider and called his section the “Gangster Chango Boys.”  Compact and his brother “Al Capone” that were part of the former G-Town Two Sixs now flipped to Gangster Disciples wanted to assist Chango in this rebellion and use it as an opportunity to get a great deal of the Party People to flip to Gangster Disciples.  Compact and Al Capone wanted this so badly they sent a black Gangster Disciple that stood over 6 feet tall and was big guy to go beat up Menace in an alley at 62nd and California and Fairfield.  Menace was only 5 foot 3 but managed to beat up this GD causing Compact and Al Capone embarrassment.  Sir Lil then ordered Menace to be punished for the rape issue and for Chango’s rebellion, he was beaten unconscious in the alley at 56th and Maplewood and Rockwell.  Menace was then cut off from the Party People for about a year because of Sir Lil but little did the nation know at the time that Sir Lil began stealing nation dues (money) and pistols to support his cocaine and PCP habit.

In 1999, Tank returned from Texas after spending about a year in Texas to be with family right after he was let out of prison in 1998.  Tank now had a good Marijuana connection to Texas and as he returned, he found out that Sir Lil was stealing from the nation. This was also the same time that Pops stepped down from leadership and into retirement leaving Pelon to run the entire nation.  During a meeting held at 55th and Maplewood on park bleachers it was decided new regional leadership was also needed for Gage Park.  Sir Lil and his council were voted out and into semi-retirement but would still receive protection from the nation.  Tank was now awarded the region.  Tank made Malo his top advisor and got Menace to no longer be shunned and gave him the Treasurer position.  Big Papa became the Chief of Security.

In 1999, the Guess Boys began to gather once again at 59th and Talman trying to put their group back together.  Plumber and Alfie were the leaders of this new wave of Guess Boys and old school members.  Plumber was a large body builder that always wore sunglasses.  The Guess Boys would often start some trouble with the Party People to lure them into a war, but Party People were careful not to fall into the trap because they were focusing on making money with their new Marijuana connection. The peace did not last long enough as a girl affiliated with the Guess Boys was causing problems with Rico causing him to threaten her at 60th and Talman.  The Guess Boys then retaliated by jumping Rico and Magic at 57th and Talman.  Tank responded to this by gathering the young members of the Party People to attack the Guess Boys right at 59th and Talman as they beat the Guess Boys up badly.  Tank, who was a very overweight guy started the attack by beating up Plumber and breaking his sunglasses.  Big Papa received a beating from his own after the fight as punishment for attempting to break up this fight because him and Plumber were good friends.  The same day Big Papa was given violations an Arab member of the Gangster Disciples came to talk peace between Guess Boys and Party People, but the next day the Guess Boys had another agenda and tried to assassinate Tank.  The Party People then hit back by Tank and the young members heading back over to 59th and Talman and shooting up the Guess Boys.  The Guess Boys then had enough, and many flipped to Maniac Latin Disciples of Gage Park bringing back Gus’ region of MLDs.  The Gangster Disciples were enraged over this because GDs and Guess Boys dealt in guns because the Guess Boys had a connection.  Because of Chango’s relationship with Al Capone and the 59th and Rockwell GDs there was no war at this time but bitterness would set in over time.

In this same year of 1999, Pelon tried to make a big move for the Party People by meeting with the Rockwell and Potomac Maniac Latin Disciples to get the Party People into the Maniac alliance.  Tank and Pelon went to the meeting which was also a funeral service for a fallen MLD, but it was decided to not let the Party People in due to MLD graffiti in Party People turf getting covered up with Party People tags so instead of Maniac membership war was declared.  A fight then happened at 58th and Campbell involving Gus of the MLDs and Happy, Chango, Loco and Mad’s brother of the Party People where the MLDs tried to attack with bats but Loco wrestled the bats away from those with the bats as he beat them heavily with the weapons.  The Party People would suffer later when the MLDs began shooting the Party People on several occasions during this war.

In the year 2000, the Party People tried to join the Insane family alongside the Spanish Cobras and Insane Deuces.  There was a Cobra living at 56th and Campbell and a Deuce living at 58th and Mozart.  The Party People made a mistake by initiating the younger brother of the Spanish Cobra causing that opportunity to close which would also close any opportunities for the Party People to have a better standing in prison among the Folks.

In the year 2000, the war with Latin Kings intensified as Tank was taking the lead on several attacks on the Latin Kings.  A Latin King was shot all over one side of his body but survived.  On another night Latin Kings pulled up on a Party People car and the Party People shot the Latin King in the head at 54th and Rockwell.  On another occasion Tank and a few other members were in a park when Chicago Police pulled up and made the men get on their knees and put their hands behind their heads then the police simply got in their cars and left without saying anything then within seconds Latin Kings came from three directions and began shooting striking Tank in the leg.  This should have been an obvious bust for the police but they never showed up because the police and Latin Kings worked together to set up the Party People.  On a later occasion men came to 56th and Maplewood claiming to be Satan Disciples so they could get close to Tank, once they got close, they shot Tank in the back but Tank survived again.

In 2001 into 2002 the Party People began recruiting more and making more money but just as that was happening a 2002 war with the 57th and Artesian Conservative Vice Lords disrupted the harmony.  A 18th Street Party People came to help by arriving with a green Ford Explorer and shot a Vice Lord in the head.  The Vice Lords told police Menace did the shooting as he also owned a green Ford Explorer, because of this coincidence Menace was convicted then deported.

Just like Sir Lil Tank would fall into a similar fate as he became addicted to cocaine.  Just like Sir Lil he began stealing dues money and guns to support his habit which led to him stealing a pound of marijuana from Loco’s car the same day Loco was shot and in the hospital.  Tank then moved to Texas where he ended up in prison for killing a high-ranking member of the Barrio Aztecas.

After Tank, Malo was now Regional Chief.  Malo was known to not be very aggressive or retaliatory.  This caused rivals to test the Party People more than ever.  In the midst of this Al Capone surfaced again after he lost in a fight against Dice a year prior.  Now the two fought again and this time Al Capone won.  Al Capone was apparently starting a lot of trouble with the Party People by also connecting with Huggies who was a Guess Boy that just got out of prison.  Huggies was infuriated that 59th and Talman was dismantled by the Party People, so he joined in on the bashing.  Al Capone also made amends with Dice and got him to flip to Gangster Disciple.  This enraged the Party People, but they decided not to retaliate over Dice due to not wanting to get into a war with the larger Gangster Disciples.  Maintaining peace became impossible especially after Lil Man who was a former Party People that joined in 1993 then a short time later flipped to a West Lawn Two Six now came back and flipped back to Party People.  Lil Man was much more upset about the flipping of Dice.  Lil Man then confronted Dice and began strangling him.  A member of the Body Snatcher Gangster Disciples of 61st and Campbell then opened fire on Lil Man.  After this more shootings ensued on in later days until Compact and Al Capone negotiated peace.

The peace did not last long as two weeks later 18th street Party People came to visit Gage Park to hang out.  Along the way they spotted Al Capone and Huggies and began a car chase not knowing who they were.  The 18th street Party People then later came to 56th and Maplewood like nothing ever happened.  Al Capone and Huggies were still out driving when they arrived at 56th and Maplewood and spotted the 18th street Party People that chased them.  Al Capone and Huggies got out of the car and started arguing with the 18th street Party People as Al Capone slapped Punisher in the face causing Punisher to pull out a gun on Al Capone, but he didn’t shoot.  After leaving the scene, Al Capone and Huggies went to see a former Guess Boy named Jerry who had beef with Rabbit and other Party People.  On one occasion Rabbit punched him in the mouth.  Jerry gave Huggies a Tech – 9 machine gun.  Al Capone then asked Dice to have a talk with Rabbit to get him to agree to not pull a gun out during the next planned confrontation.  Al Capone planned on just scaring the Party People by pulling a gun out and shooting it in the air and he would have Rabbit who was the only Party People to have a gun on him to stand down secretly.  When the confrontation went down Rabbit did as requested and didn’t pull the trigger during the new confrontation but to his surprise Huggies didn’t just fire shots in the air to scare the Party People instead he pulled out that Tech-9 and shot Rico in the face killing him.  Even after this betrayal Rabbit still did not shoot back and he was later given violations by his own.  Although the police were involved in this matter and an investigation ensued no one was convicted.  Huggies then disappeared and Rico died in 2003 from the gun shots.

Shortly after Rico’s death the internet chat rooms and party lines blew up with Satan Disciples and Gangster Disciples making fun of Rico’s death which caused the Party People to hate both Folks and Peoples and Disciples.  One day as Al Capone was driving his mother’s Jeep Cherokee he saw Malo and began saying disrespectful things causing Malo to shoot up the Jeep, Malo then dropped out of the role as Regional Chief and no one took over that position.

The disrespect about Rico’s death continued into 2005 as Chango was especially upset over the talk and would often attack Satan Disciples and Maniac Latin Disciples over it.  On one occasion Chango was shot in the foot during an altercation with the Satan Disciples. Even though he was disgusted about the incident he still hung out with Al Capone which caused the rest of the Party People to be upset over that friendship.

One day in 2005 a Gangster Disciple named Sedrick called a meeting with Chango alongside two high ranking Conservative Vice Lords from 57th and Artesian.  Sedrick asked Chango and the Vice Lords to pick up beer for the meeting at Moe’s Liquor Store at 59th and Maplewood which turned out to be a setup as the two Vice Lords exited the store with the beer in hand.  Gangster Disciples, Satan Disciples and Maniac Latin Disciples suddenly appeared with guns and began shooting at Chango and the two Vice Lords in a hail of gun fire.  The three men then charged right at the shooters bravely which frightened the shooters as they ran out of bullets.  The Vice Lords then consulted with their own right after the incident and Chango just decided to ride alongside the Vice Lords instead of going to his own.  Chango and the Vice Lords then destroyed Gangster Disciple houses and Chango beat a body builder Gangster Disciple in the head with a 12 pack of Corona splitting his head open, he also attacked a New Breed member in front of his mother.  Chango then spat on his mother.

The ambush was all part of a plot made by the three Disciple gangs to wipe out the Party People and Vice Lords, but it went horribly wrong.  This is how the Party People ended up at war with GDs, SDs and MLDs.  In 2007 Party People of 18th street went to war with Satan Disciples after an attempted killing of Latin Counts went wrong and Party People accidentally gunned down a child.  The Satan Disciples accused the Party People of doing this deliberately.

Party People also made their way into the suburbs landing in Berwyn and Evergreen Park.  Party People also set up in the gang infested suburb of Cicero but still managed to battle all those gangs.

The Party People grew significantly in the 1990s swelling into the hundreds in membership.  The organization has had many good graffiti artists over the years and members that joined in the 1980s and 1990s were more ferocious and have fought hard against rivals.  The Party People have also not really lost any territory over the years and still have 17th and Carpenter. 56th and Maplewood remains a strong section of territory for the Party People and from the story told above you can see why.  The Party People have fought very hard and ferociously for their existence despite unfair odds and being heavily outnumbered.  The Party People began bonding through partying that would later evolve into bonding through war and protecting each other.


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