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GANG NAME :
UNKNOWN VICE LORDS
GRIM REAPER W/ PIMP CANE / 5 POINT STAR
2 CRESCENT MOONS / GLOVE / CHAMPAGNE GLASS
GHOSTS / UNKNOWNS / UVL / UVL'S / UVLN . 21-22-12
BLACK / RED
UNKNOWN TO THE BONE / UNKNOWN ALL DAY
The Unknown Vice Lord story begins in the 1960s. Willie Lloyd was the founder of UVL. When Willie was 12 years old in the year 1963, he joined the Vice Lords (back then they were strictly known as Vice Lords and there were no factions, CVL wasn’t even adopted until 1964). By the year 1966, at the age of 15 Lloyd wanted to start his own Vice Lord gang, he was already leading a group of Vice lords. Willie Lloyd laughed at how police would describe unknown accomplices in news papers or in police reports. So as a joke at first, he named his VLs the UNKNOWN VICE LORDS, the name would later on not be a joke. This UVL gang was started on 16th street. Willie Lloyd was a feared member of the Vice Lords, and he increased that fear in others when he gunned down an Iowa state trooper in 1970. In 1971 he was sentenced to do time in prison. In 1986 Willie Lloyd was released from prison, a year later in 1987 he sent back to prison for gun charges. He sat in prison until 1992 when he was released again, then in 1994 he was put back in prison for gun charges again, he was then sent to federal prison in 1994. He was released in 2001 as a changed man, he now spoke out against violence on the streets and the growing epidemic of drugs. Willie Lloyd’s new concepts pretty much matched the CVL concepts of the late 60s about urban renewal and keeping kids away from guns and drugs. His new beliefs were seen as a threat to some members of the VLs so in 2003 he was shot in Garfield park and paralyzed from the neck down. he has now retired from gang life. The Unknown Vice lords continue to have a heavy presence on the west side of Chicago and continue to be a violent street gang.
The Locations of the UNKNOWN VICE LORDS were submitted by a "member" of this organzation
Ghost Town: Congress to Monroe , Central Park to Kedzie