Almighty Ambrose Nation Mob Knowledge
Enemies: Bishops, Gangster Disciples, Insane Guess Boys, La Raza, Latin Counts, Latin Kings, Saints, Party People, Two Six
Ambrose was founded by Walouie Lemas in the 1960's as a primarily hispanic street gang of the West Side Pilsen area. At first they allied with the Latin Counts, but then they joined the Folks alliance in the early 1980's. Traditionally they were at odds with hispanic gangs of the People alliance over south and southwest side turf, especially with the Party People and La Raza. In 1999 an Ambrose gang member killed a Chicago Police officer. In respoce the Chicago police department and Federal agents implemented "Operation Blue Water", which resulted in the 2001 arrest of 17 high-ranking Ambrose members on drugs charges. Despite enforcement efforts, Ambrose still maintains a prsence in several Chicago neighborhoods and engages indrug sales, aggravated battery, auto theft, armed robbery, arson and murder.
There are at least 600 Ambrose members in and around the Chicago area, with about 14 known decks. They are known to be very active in the Chicago Police distrcits 4, 10 and 12. They are also to to be extremely active in the following suburbs: Aurora, Batavia, Burbank, Cicero, DeKalb, Elgin, McHenry County Region, Melrose Park, Montgomery, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, St. Charles and Stickney. There were 147 known Ambrose members arrested in 2009 and 157 in 2010 indicating they are growing in numbers. They're logo is a plumed helmet with a spear and an Old English "A". They also use the 6 pointed star of the Folks Alliance.
Many Ambrose members can be found on TheHoodUp.com, which is a notorious virtual gathering-place for many other gangs as well. The reason many Ambrose and other gang members choose to communicate with each other on TheHoodUp.com over other sites is because of the ability to remain completely anonymous and avoid being tracked by the "internet-police" while being able to communicate with other gang members from around the world. TheHoodUp.com is also known to be frequented by local, state, and federal law enforcement so extra cautious members of the site have even created a unique method of communicating with each other called "starring", where they replace multiple letters in a word, often times already a code word for that particular set, with an asterisk(*) and only those who can fill in the blanks will know who or what they're talking about.