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Chicago Fri Oct 02 2009

Latin King Corona Arrested

The "Corona" or head of the Chicago Chapter of the Latin Kings has been arrested in a massive FBI sweep of the enormous and sinisterly sophisticated gang.

The Latin Kings keep minutes of their meetings and are organized into block-level cells that have members pay dues and hand out discipline. They rent guns out and organize street level control.

Check out these minutes:

Transcription of the Internal Records of The Albany Park Chapter of the Latin Kings

For A Six Month Period in 1990

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Member list: Flaco, Kasper, Hitman, Shy, SHort, Mousie, Joker, House, Gunner, Lotto, Angel, Sinbad, Killer, Al, Turtle, Wedo, Ponyboy, Sinister, Delfino, Whitey, Babyslick, Lover, Slick, Flaco.

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January 13, 1990 6:30 P.M. Flaco's House

I Kato becomes A Latin King: he is on preliminary probation until March 13, 1990

II New counsel:

Since 2 members of the present counsel have been incarserated and I cannot attend the meting regularly, we picked 3 new counsel members. The new counsel is as follows: Chairman - Stony; members - Hitman, Wedo, Shy, and Shorty. Slick and Sir Lover have the chance to gain their rank back when they get out.

III (Marked in large letters OVERRULED FEB. 11, 1990)

It was decided today by a majority vote that Baby Slick will have to pay $50.00 for the .32 pistol because he told the police where to find the gun during the interrogation. Baby Slick will have a chance to defend himself as soon as possible.

IV Violations:


Today Flaco got a 15 second violation because he let his lady thrown down the crown to his face.


Stony got a 30 second violation for disrespecting Flaco by telling him "I wish you weren't a King so I could smash you".

signed by secretary: Angel

 
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Roland S / October 3, 2009 1:15 AM

Apparently, the Kings know Robert's Rules, but they can't spell "meeting". This just made my day.

Mike / October 5, 2009 1:35 PM

Stay gold, Pony. Stay gold.

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