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Latin Kings (gang)
The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN, ALKN, or LKN) is one of the largest Hispanic and Latino street gang, street and prison gangs worldwide. The gang was founded by Puerto Ricans in Chicago, Illinois in 1954. History King Motherland Chicago faction The Latin Kings were founded in the Humboldt Park, Chicago, Humboldt Park area of Chicago in 1954 by Ramon Santos as the Imperials, a Puerto Rican progress movement with the goal of overcoming racial discrimination. With the Latino community facing constant violence from Greek and Italian Greaser (subculture), greaser gangs, the Imperials merged with various other Puerto Rican and Mexican street gangs to form the Latin Kings. The Latin Kings would later devolve into a criminal enterprise operating throughout the United States. There are two umbrella factions: the King Motherland Chicago (KMC) – also known as King Manifesto and Constitution – and Bloodline, formed in New York City in 1986. All members of the gang identi ...
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Humboldt Park, Chicago
Humboldt Park, one of 77 designated , is on the of . The Humboldt Park is known for its dynamic social and ethnic demographic change over the years. The has identified strongly with the area since the 1970s; Humboldt Park is also the name of a adjacent to the community area. Boundaries and subsections The official community boundaries established by the City of Chicago include Bloomingdale Ave to the north, the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the south, the train tracks running between Kostner and Cicero to the west, and Humboldt Park proper to the east (to the East side of California Ave). In contrast to the Humboldt Park Official Community Area, the Humboldt Park Neighborhood's borders include to the east, to the west, North Avenue to the North, and the tracks to the south. The railyards southeast of Grand and Sacramento are also part of the community area. There are two distinct areas of Humboldt Park (the neighborhood): East Humboldt Park (In the West Town Community ...
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