Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, July 17

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How bad does the Army need soldiers? So bad they're letting gang members in. And members of Chicago's Latin Kings, Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords serving in Iraq are doing what any gang would do when faced with virgin turf: staking their claim with graffiti. The Sun-Times has a small photo gallery of tags in Baghdad and elsewhere.

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