It began as a social organization for the advancement of the Puerto Rican community in the Chicago area in the s and has since spread through all of Latin America and into Europe, specifically Spain. By the s, the Latin Kings came to be dominated by individuals engaged in criminal activity, and in particular, narcotics trafficking. G tittle in regular gangs. In , this gang was known for fighting white gang members in the south side of Chicago. The first faction of LKs was formed on the Southside on the corner of 18th and Wabash by Papa King according to oral stories.
A kid in King Jay’s court: My life with the Latin Kings – Prison Books Collective
A kid in King Jay’s court: My life with the Latin Kings
Prison Books Collective January 14, My friends tell me that I take too long to tell stories. I still find myself in the middle of unnecessarily long stories with some frequency. The summer of was a hot one in North Carolina, unbearably so for a kid spending the season away from home in Massachusetts for the first time. Living with three other students who wanted to save money by skimping on air conditioning led to a lot of movies in the dark. They became the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, eschewing guns, drugs and violence but keeping their colors and organizational structure while pushing for social change. I was transfixed, fascinated by the footage of people flashing Latin King signs and wearing black and gold as they marched in political demonstrations.
A federal grand jury in Greenbelt, Md. The indictment was returned under seal yesterday and unsealed today upon the arrests of the defendants. Working together with our partners in the U. Attorney Rod J.
MIAMI CBSMiami — A total of 29 people have been charged, including 23 known members and associates of the gang Latin Kings, after a multi-agency law enforcement operation, set out to tackle violent crime, drug trafficking, firearm offenses, and gang activity in Broward. The U. Department of Justice announced the filing of federal charges against 29 defendants in five separate cases for their alleged participation in criminal misconduct.