TAP Boyz (The Arabian Posse)
|Founding location||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Years active||1992-present|
|Ethnicity||Arab American, Mostly Palestinian|
|Criminal activities||murder, robbery, arms trafficking|
The TAP Boyz (an acronym for The Arabian Posse), was a Chicago-based Palestinian American street gang or self-described "movement" formed on the corner of 63rd & Kedzie Street in 1992. Their gang colors were red and white and their symbol was a four pointed star.
It was formed in response to anti-Arab sentiment from rival gangs; the movement's goal was to protect the Arab-American community from being attacked in racially motivated assaults precipitated by the First Gulf War. Most members were high school teenagers from south side high schools such as Hubbard, Bogan, Reavis, Oak Lawn, Andrew, Stagg, and Argo.Their gang colors are Red and White. The gang symbol is four pointed star.
- AK(Arabian Knights)
- Egyptian Cobras
- Egyptian Cobrettes
- Assyrian Kings
- Almighty Assyrian Eagles
- National Gang Crime Research Center :http://www.ngcrc.com/ngcrc/page12.htm
- Lawrence M. Salinger (2005). Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime. SAGE Publications. pp. 47–. ISBN 978-0-7619-3004-4.
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