Bobby Gore was the spokesman for the 1960s Vice Lords and a central figure in their transformation from a gang into a pro-social organization.
Richard J. Daley's hand-picked Cook County State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan carried out a"war on gangs"and on other militant Black community groups like the Black Panthers.
On March 10, 1970, Bobby Gore was sentenced to 25-40 years in prison, his accuser the man others pointed out was the actual shooter who had made a deal with the States Attorney.
In prison, Bobby never gave up hope and tried to keep the CVL from going back to hustling. He worked with sociologist Jim Jacobs and was called the "Kissinger of Stateville" for his peacemaking between gangs. After he was released from prison, he went to work for the Safer Foundation
These pages tell the story of Bobby Gore. Justice demands his conviction be overturned, his name be cleared, and the good deeds of the Conservative Vice Lords be recognized.
As the struggle continues, we will update these pages and provide evidence of Bobby's innocence and background information.