Chief Dee said:
You already know, NY Latin Kings are probably torn today. Not knowing whether or not the go with their motherland team or their local team. I mean, since they like to tag Chicago's name in their graffitti despite not being from Chicago, you would think that today is a tough decision on their heart.
Since you're so obsessed w/ this gang s**t:
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 20th 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. Some prominent groups were the Young Lords, FLN, and the Noble Knights. The most likely group that had any ties to the Latin Kings that arrived in Chicago later
was the Noble Knights. Oral traditions have stated that “Papa King” who was Latin King founder in Chicago was either a member of the Noble Knights or Young Lords. The Young Lords did indeed arrive in Chicago and had a stronghold in Lincoln Park. Either case the new Latin King Nation that was to arrive later would have connections to both Noble Knights and Young Lords.... The Noble Knights of New York were a Puerto Rican political group while the Noble Knights in Chicago were a white greaser gang
. Some time more than likely in the late 1950s, Latin Kingism was started here in Chicago more than likely by Papa King. Instead of using the old names from NYC
, Papa King created “Kingism” which would become a new doctrine for his young soldiers to abide by. I do not know the date of birth of Papa King but I do know that he was in his 40s when he was k!lled in 1988 which would make him born in the 1940s. If he was born in the late 40s (1947-1949) then he could not have possibly formed LK in the late 50s on the account of him being only 8-12 years old.
The Latin Kings were formed by Papa King also known as Papa Santos and his main counterparts: Jose Rivera AKA: Cadillac Joe, Eddie Rodriguez AKA: Tiger, Joe Gunn, and Fast Eddie. These men had the title of “King of Kings.” This is the most OG title you can have in the LKN. The first faction of LKs was formed on the Southside on the corner of 18th and Wabash by Papa King according to oral stories. It is true that Papa King did have residence on the Southside in those days on that corner. Before that Papa King lived and originated in the city of New York and he was in a gang called the Young Lords until he came to Chicago
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f**k THE BEARS!!!