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Latin Kings Use Deadly Force To Rule Gang's Ranks One of its symbols is a crown with five points, representing the five values of love. 1 - 20 of 98 Comments Last updated Mar 18, First Prev. of 5 . The truth about the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation can be found on negeriku.info . During the time that you were dating him, it wasn't a problem,.don't let do but that tribe does not recognize the ALKQN and its rules then let. The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN, ALKN, LKN) is the oldest and largest Hispanic and Latino street gang worldwide. Its roots date to in.
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One of the convicted men, Jorge Cornell, aka King Jay, doubled as a community organizer. He had previously campaigned for Greensboro City Council, running on a social justice platform.
Inwhen he was 16, Raleigh resident Steaphan Asencio-Vazquez, aka King Lio, was convicted of armed robbery and went to state prison. Asencio-Vazquez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct or participate in a racketeering enterprise, but he refused to cooperate with prosecutors or testify against others during trial. This past August, after five years in state custody, he was sentenced to three and a half more years in federal prison.
LATIN KINGS USE DEADLY FORCE TO RULE RANKS - Hartford Courant
I started out pretty good, but I had a bad anger issue. When I was 6 or 7, I smacked a nun after she hit me with a ruler.
But I was taught to defend myself and my family. My parents split when I was 1. He was always on his own shit, so I was a mama's boy. But I don't hold no grudge; I think not having him around made me tougher. My mom is a tough, strong woman. I love her to death. I never seen no violence in home, thank God, but outside, it was terrible.
Growing up in P. My mother moved to Florida to get a job at Disney World and to save up so me and my sis could leave P. Her being away taught me to grow up quicker, and to be a tough young cub lion.
Later, after my mother got situated in North Carolinashe worked for Wake County Human Services me and my li'l sis came up. I was overwhelmed 'cause I didn't know how to communicate. It felt dead in the U.
My life as a Latin King
So I kept up my "you can't fuck with me" attitude. We moved a lot. I got into fights and went to juvie a couple of times.
I wasn't the biggest kid on the block, but after a few encounters, bullies ended up seein' me with knives or guns. So I got me a li'l respect and they left me alone.
Petty crimes start like this: The guys I did shit with snitched me out. That should've been a sign to let it go, but I kept on. It was an all-out recruiting video. I didn't have to do anything to join the group. I had made my reputation, so when they heard about me, it was like, "Yo Lio, we know you wild, but yo, chill out, Kingwe ain't on that gangbanging shit.
I gave myself the name King Lio because "lio" in Spanish is "trouble. He was like a father figure to me in a street type of way. Him and the brothers like King Peaceful were always on some shit, like quit smoking weed and get a job and stop that bullshit at school. Like I said, I used to fight a lot. They told me that no King should be walking around looking dusty and havin' no money in their pocket. That made me feel bad. Some being young and dumbI decided to go rob more.
Had I had enough sense, I would've just gotten a job. But I was all tatted up with a bad attitude. So who was gonna hire me? The brotherhood is like it sounds: When you ain't got something at home, you look for it elsewhere. For example, if you're a married man and there is no excitement at home, you go to a strip club and get it.
For me, I had to escape 'cause I was messing up in school.
I thought, "Well, maybe if I leave, I won't see Mom cry. Shit just kept getting worse. I got caught with a knife at school and got expelled, and I was just looking for a quick job. So I started hustlin' weed and robbing more people. That's how I fell out with King Jay and some of the other brothers; they didn't want no negativity around them.
They said we shouldn't be doing shit like terrorizing our own neighborhoods. If anything, we should be protecting them from that type of activity. I got it through this brother from Chicago called King Squirrel.
He was also on some responsible shit and trying to teach me how to be independent. He gave me a place to crash, and I started to leave all that robbery shit alone. Certainly, that is not our culture. Ortiz said the Latin Kings could convince him they have cultural value "only by doing away with the violence and getting in touch with some of the legitimate groups that are involved in the culture and in the community.
The violence is not something I see as culture. Police have attributed dozens of assaults and several killings in prison and on Connecticut's streets to the gang, and believe the gang poses a serious threat to public safety because it is so organized, violent and vindictive. Chief State's Attorney Richard Palmer said Tuesday that the Meriden shooting spree "is further evidence of that danger, that threat. Its membership dwindled, the group became obsolete, but was resurrected about two years ago behind prison bars.
Latin Kings (gang)
Now the Latin Kings boast a growing membership and a thick charter detailing the group's oaths, values and goals. One of its symbols is a crown with five points, representing the five values of love, respect, sacrifice, honor and obedience. The gang's colors are black and gold yellow is an acceptable substitute, often displayed in beaded necklaces. The sequence of beads must be precise, with no more than five beads of any one color followed by an equal number of the other color.
Black, according to the charter, "represents the darkness in the unknown of death, meaning you will sacrifice beyond life to defend the five points of this organization. The group has shown that insubordination is not tolerated, and most of its assaults have been directed against its own members, police say, for transgressions ranging from drug debts to having brought "disrespect to the family.
They were transferred from prison in Connecticut to federal custody in July because they were considered security risks. Members must have at least one parent who is Hispanic.
My life as a Latin King - INDY Week
The charter states that the organization is dedicated "to the preservation and protection of the heritage of the entire Latin community. The gang's strength statewide has been estimated at between 2, and 8, members. Police and community leaders say it is a criminal, not a cultural, organization.