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The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang by David C. Brotherton

From Los Angeles and New York to Chicago and Miami, street gangs are regarded as one of the most intractable crime problems facing our cities, and a vast array of resources is being deployed to combat them. This book chronicles the astounding self-transformation of one of the most feared gangs in the United States into a social movement acting on behalf of the dispossessed, renouncing violence and the underground economy, and requiring school attendance for membership.

What caused the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation of New York City to make this remarkable transformation? And why has it not happened to other gangs elsewhere? David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios were given unprecedented access to new and never-before-published material by and about the Latin Kings and Queens, including the groups handbook, letters written by members, poems, rap songs, and prayers. In addition, they interviewed more than one hundred gang members, including such leaders as King Tone and King Hector. Featuring numerous photographs by award-winning photojournalist Steve Hart, the book explains the symbolic significance for the gang of hand gestures, attire, rituals, and rites of passage. Based on their inside information, the authors craft a unique portrait of the lives of the gang members and a ground-breaking study of their evolution.
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Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation

Top definition. Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation unknown. A predominantly Latino street organization formally organized in the year in the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. Its original name was the Latin Kings Organization. Their colors are Black and Gold , with many members, primarily in the east coast states of the U.

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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Add to Cart. From Los Angeles and New York to Chicago and Miami, street gangs are regarded as one of the most intractable crime problems facing our cities, and a vast array of resources is being deployed to combat them. This book chronicles the astounding self-transformation of one of the most feared gangs in the United States into a social movement acting on behalf of the dispossessed, renouncing violence and the underground economy, and requiring school attendance for membership. And why has it not happened to other gangs elsewhere? David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios were given unprecedented access to new and never-before-published material by and about the Latin Kings and Queens, including the group's handbook, letters written by members, poems, rap songs, and prayers. In addition, they interviewed more than one hundred gang members, including such leaders as King Tone and King Hector.

They saw themselves as a Latino progress movement to improve quality in immigrant families overcoming racial discrimination and founded the organization on the philosophy of "overcoming racial prejudice" and creating an organization of "Kings" and "Queens". All members of the gang identify themselves as Latin Kings. Latin Kings associating with the Motherland faction also identify themselves as "Almighty Latin King Nation ALKN "; they make up more than structured chapters operating in cities in 31 states. The membership in Chicago is estimated to be 20, to 35, Membership is estimated to be as many as 7,, divided among several dozen Tribes operating in 15 cities in five states. The Latin Kings have a hierarchical organizational structure.

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