Soon after the creation of the new alliance(BPSN), Eugene Hairston was incarcerated, leaving the leadership of the the BPSN to Jeff Fort. Henry “Mickey” Cogwell had a healthy relationship with Jeff Fort and Mickey soon became the spokesperson for the BPSN. In 1969 an invitation was given to Jeff Fort to meet President Nixon, Fort decided to send the leader of Cobra Stones(Mickey Cogwell) and the leader of the Gangster Stones(Herman “Moose” Holmes”) to meet Nixon. The BPSN was able to raise over 1 million dollars in the 1960s and Mickey Cogwell played a huge part in getting the money by visiting the U.S. office of Economic Opportunity and other institutions. Since a large portion of the money were in the form of grants from the Feds, a close eye was kept on the gang’s activities. It would later be discovered that BPSN was defrauding the Federal Government which resulted in Fort and Mickey being sent to prison. While in prison in 1976, Jeff Fort formed the People Nation alliance which included Cobra Stones’ former enemy the Vice Lords, but since the Cobra Stones were part of the BPSN, they joined the people nation nonetheless.
Henry “Mickey” Cogwell’s Death
Not long after being released from prison, Jeff Fort ordered a hit on Mickey Cogwell due to conflict of interests, on February 25, 1977 Mickey Cogwell was killed by unknown assailants. The exact reason why Mickey Cogwell was murdered is unknow, but possible reasons include a conflict between Fort and Mickey on which direction to take the gang. Mickey Cogwell wanted the gang to start focusing on political activities but Jeff Fort rejected the idea. Another possible reason for the hit was Jeff Fort wanted the BPSN to adopt an Islamic doctrine when he formed “ELRUKN”, it is widely believed during a meeting of the main members, Mickey Cogwell openly rejected “ELRUKN” in public which was a gross violation. Though Mickey Cogwell was against the Islamic doctrine, the Cobra Stones still adapted it. After Mickey’s death in 1977, the Cobra Stones blamed the murder on ELRUKNS and claimed the hit were direct orders of Jeff Fort which caused a war between the Cobras and ELRUKNS(BPSN). The Cobra Stones broke away from ELRUKNS and as an honor to Henry “Mickey” Cogwell, the gang changed their name to the Mickey Cobras Nation(CBN) and Theotis “Emperor Thee” Clark became its new leader.
Though the Mickey Cobras are in the same alliance(People Nation) with the Vice Lords and the Black P Stones, they often go to war with them depending on the area. Though the MCs are enemies of some People gang, their true enemies are the gangs from the Folk Nation gangs, especially the Gangster Disciples Nation.