The 4 Nook Hustlers originated on Chicago’s Westside within the early 1970’s. The group was based by King Walter Wheat and Freddy “Malik” Gauge. Shortly after the 4 Nook Hustlers emerged, they grew to become allied with the Vice Lords road gang, changing into a faction and adopting Vice Lord symbols and colours. The gang operated as a small group within the Austin neighborhood all through the mid-to-late 1970’s, usually preventing space golf equipment and fascinating in petty theft and vandalism. Nevertheless, a bunch of 4 Nook Hustlers started to function within the Garfield Park and Austin neighborhoods.
Lead by Monroe “Cash” Banks, this group adopted the Black Diamond as a symbolic reference to their gang. Within the late 1980’s, Freddy Gauge died whereas incarcerated. Walter Wheat then took over the organizations operations solely. Within the early 1990’s, Monroe Banks proclaimed management over the whole group however this was disputed by older high-ranking members of the gang. The stress and disagreements inside the gang lead Walter Wheat to retire from the organizations management.
Monroe Banks was later killed in a drug associated homicide in 1992.
The 4CH’s started to broaden their bases of operation all through the 1990’s, rising considerably in quantity. A bunch of youthful 4 Nook Hustlers started to distance themselves from the Vice Lords and even relaxation away a few of their territory, usually instances “flipping” Vice Lord members with the lure of drug spots. These 4 Nook Hustlers charged a 50 p.c tax on revenue for the promoting of narcotics versus the standard 75 p.c. Many of those 4 Nook Hustlers, whose essential base of operation was in Austin and Garfield Park neighborhoods used the Black Diamond. Amongst the “Younger Turks” was Angelo Roberts.
Angelo Roberts was given a management place within the group by Walter Wheat on account of his relationship with Wheats daughter, regardless of Angelo Roberts younger age. As such, disputes for management positions continued. Resulting from turmoil in management, Walter Wheat reassumed his place within the group. Walter Wheat was killed in 1993; Angelo Roberts was the precept suspect in orchestrating the hit. Angelo Roberts was arrested on medicine and weapons fees within the mid 1990’s. After launch, Angelo Roberts tried to explode the Space three Police station with excessive energy weapons.
He even made America’s Most Wished as authorities pursued him throughout the US. Angelo Roberts was killed in 1995, his physique discovered frozen stiff within the trunk of a automotive. A number of units nonetheless pay homage to Angelo Roberts, adopting the moniker “Angelo four’s”. Ray Longstreet assumed management of the official department of 4 Nook Hustler across the time of Angelo Roberts loss of life. His group nonetheless considers themselves a faction of the Vice Lords road gang, particularly whereas within the correctional services. Ray Longstreet was lately launched from jail in 2004 after serving a stint for drug fees.
He was lately arrested once more, this time by Federal authorities in “Operartion Road Sweeper”. The 4 Nook Hustlers satisfaction themselves in getting cash. The group has grown tremendously inside the final ten years or so, and have expanded all through the Southside and much South suburbs. The 4CH’s are an off-shoot of the Vice Lords, nonetheless, on the road most members think about themselves a separate entity. Most 4 Nook Hustlers now think about themselves a separate Nation and sometimes present their independence with the adoption of the Black Diamond image, whereas different 4CH’s who nonetheless retain ties to the Vice Lords utilizing the 5 level Star.
Nevertheless, all 4CH’s align themselves with the Vice Lords whereas incarcerated forgoing any “road antimosity”. The gangs main legal involvement has consisted of graffiti, drug trafficking, assault, armed theft, extortion, kidnapping, shootings, homicide, and the “renting out” of drug turf to unbiased sellers. The group has additionally been identified to have interaction within the overseeing of solicitation of prostitution (pimping), the promoting of unlawful firearms, and the opening of “entrance” companies to launder cash.