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Ex-Gangster Disciples 'governor' now distributing food boxes, not crack cocaine

Oct 23, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

James Yates once helped run one of Chicago's most notorious gangs. Now free after 20 years in prison, he says he's trying to 'fix some of the stuff that we played a part in messing up.' James Yates was sentenced two decades ago to life in prison after a jury found that he was a "governor" of the Gangster Disciples in charge of distributing drugs for the street gang in Chicago's south suburbs.

Today, he's distributing a different kind of commodity in those same suburbs: food.

Yates...