Bobby Gore was
the spokesman for the 1960s Conservative Vice Lords and a
central figure in their transformation from a gang into a
These pages tell the story of his life
and his efforts to help the youth of Lawndale to find a better
This is also a story of shatterred dreams.
Gore's arrest on November 14, 1969 for a murder he did not
commit was the beginning of the end for the bold social experiment
of the Conservative Vice Lords. Our conclusion is that Bobby
was framed largely because of who he was and what he accomplished
for his community.
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