Who are the Latin Kings?
The Latin Kings are currently under national leadership by two principle leaders, Gino Colon (Lord Gino) and Raul Gonzalez (Baby King). The Latin Kings have a strong line of communication and support between members incarcerated and those members on the outside. The Latin Kings use the logos ALKN, ADR, LK, 5-POINTED CROWN AND 5-POINTED STAR.
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Were the Latin Kings a heavy armed gang?
This contributed to some of the Chicago gang folk lore in the 1980’s about how the Latin Kings were a “heavily armed” gang and had powerful military weapons.
What happened to the Latin Kings?
These Latin Kings were prosecuted in Will County, Illinois, and there was some thought among our informants that the prosecution was bungled. First it took about four years to bring the killers to trial. By then one, Sal Giancana, had already died. That left Starks and Cabrera.
What happened to the Latin Kings gang?
Using undercover informants, they set up a sting and in 2006 charged one of the gang leaders, Fernando “Ace” King, and 34 others with cocaine possession and firearm charges. In 2018 a member of the Latin Kings was sentenced for killing the wrong man: the father of a rival gang member rather than the son.
Were the Latin Kings a threat to the inside drug business?
Clearly, all evidence points to one thing: the officers were doing their job, and that meant they were a threat to the inside drug business of the Latin Kings.
What logos do the Latin Kings use?
The Latin Kings use the logos ALKN, ADR, LK, 5-POINTED CROWN AND 5-POINTED STAR. Their colors are Black and Gold (yellow is use in place of gold). Black represents death and gold represents life.