Latin Kings Street Gangs

LATIN KINGS The Latin Kings originated in the streets in Chicago in the 1943 and was formed for the “advancement” of the Hispanic community. As the gang multiplied, so did the seriousness of its crimes. The gang spread rapidly as it recruited hundreds of Latinos in the 1960 are and spread into the thousands in the 1980’s. GANG PROFILE Symbols: LK, a 5 pointed kings …

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Street gangs in Chicago, Illinois. Asian street gangs in Chicago. Asian manz Black Shadow Black Widows Hop Sing Local mans Wolf mans Folk street gangs in Chicago

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Latin Kings Overview. The Latin King street gang was formed in Humboldt Park in Chicago in the early 1950s. The Latin Kings were seen as a Latino progress movement to improve quality in immigrant families overcoming racial discrimination.

In 2007, there were approximately 785,000 active street gang members in the United States, according to the National Youth Gang Center. In 2011, the National Gang Intelligence Center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation asserted that “There are approximately 1.4 million active street, prison, and outlaw gang members comprising more than 33,500 gangs …

The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang SPECIAL REPORT: Gangs tied to 49 percent of shootings in New York City, mostly over petty disputes Street gangs in Newark, New Jersey Blood Gangs in the City of Los Angeles – Watts, South LA Afrika Bambaataa on street gang prevention, LA gangs …

The history of the Latin Kings is one of the untold stories of Chicago’s gangland.Latino gangs have played a major role in the history of both Puerto Rican and Mexican history in Chicago. The largest Latino gang in Chicago, and perhaps in the United States, is the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation.

Criminal Street Gangs are criminal organizations who continue to commit criminal activity, recruit new members in urban, suburban, and rural regions across the United States, and develop criminal associations that expand their influence over criminal enterprises, particularly street-level drug sales.The most notable trends for 2011 have …

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Popes to Disciples. Active and extinct Folk and People street gangs in Chicago. Reveal gang symbols, gang colors, gang histories and more.

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An in depth look at Chicago Street gangs and crews, provides information, pictures and locations

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The Latin Kings are said to have roots that date back to the 1920s or 1930s in New York city but under a different name. In the early half of the 20 th century, many Puerto Rican immigrants moved to the city of New York, and as they arrived some began to form gangs and/or political movements that followed many ways of old Puerto Rico movements. …