17-year-old killed in Tuesday shooting

17-year-old killed in Tuesday shooting

There are 14 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Oct 12, 2008, titled 17-year-old killed in Tuesday shooting. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Timothy White, of Forest City, was found dead about 9 p.m. Tuesday outside a vehicle parked at the Caroleen post office on U.S. 221A, said Cpl.

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Montgomery, AL

#1 Oct 15, 2008
You live by the gun you die by the gun.

Ellenboro, NC

#2 Jan 5, 2009
annonymous i dont know who you think you are but my brother did not live by the gun so watch what you say!!!!!!!!!!

Ellenboro, NC

#3 Jan 5, 2009
annonymous wrote:
You live by the gun you die by the gun.
I dont know who you think you are but my brother did not live by the gun so you need to watch what you say!!!!!!!!!!

Huntersville, NC

#4 Aug 5, 2009
i am sure he was a good man.

true love rmw

United States

#5 Nov 6, 2009
Rayanna wrote:
<quoted text>
I dont know who you think you are but my brother did not live by the gun so you need to watch what you say!!!!!!!!!!
He carried a .22 pistol almost everywhere he went and sold meth and marijuana, and claimed he was involved in a gang known as Folk Nation.

“Trying to keep it real”

Since: May 09

World Traveler

#6 Nov 7, 2009
Folk Nation?

Middlefield, OH

#7 Nov 12, 2009
Street Gangs Chicago Based or Influenced
People Nation and Folk Nation "Sets"


In the last section, the major Chicago-based alliances, their histories, characteristics, and identifiers were examined. The People Nation and Folk Nation are not gangs - they are alliances under which gangs are aligned.

A simple comparison might be the National and American baseball leagues. The National League is not a team - it is the alliance under which teams like the LA Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are aligned. The American League is the alliance under which the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees are aligned.

Here we will focus on the individual gangs or "sets" as they are called. Notice the similarity in the set identifiers and the respective alliance identifiers.

For example, the People Nation's five-point star can be found in several People Nation set symbols.

Similarly, the pitchfork is found in most Folk Nation set emblems and graffiti.

People Nation Sets
People symbols

Some of the major People Nation sets are listed below.

* Latin Kings
* Vicelords
* Spanish Lords
* El Rukns
* Black P Stones

* Bishops
* Gaylords
* Latin Counts
* Kents
* Mickey Cobras

The Latin Kings will be highlighted in this section. They are the oldest and largest Hispanic-led street gang in Chicago. Other major People Nation sets and their identifiers are illustrated later.
Latin Kings

ALKQN tattooAlso known as LK, Almighty Latin King Nation (ALKN), Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN), Almighty Latin Charter Nation (ALCN).

Gender Makeup: Male and Female

Racial Makeup: Multiracial

Latin King graffitiCurrent estimates regarding active Latin Kings members within the city of Chicago run as high as 25,000. A 1995 Florida assessment estimates 286 Latin King members in the state. As of the 3rd Quarter 1997, the Department of Corrections has 166 inmates/offender members.

Members have actually traveled to locations to assist in the formation of new Latin King factions or chapters. Intelligence indicates the main factions in Chicago, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York communicate with each other when expanding their operations to other cities.

Jurisdictions with identified Latin King chapters include: Latin Kings drawing

* Arizona
* California
* Chicago
* Connecticut
* Florida
* Ohio
* Massachusetts
* Michigan
* Minnesota
* New York
* Puerto Rico
* Texas
* Wisconsin

The Connecticut faction of the LK identify themselves as the Almighty Latin Charter Nation (ALCN).

In the 1980's, the Latin Kings began Florida operations in Miami. Chapters have also been identified in: Colorful example of Latin King graffiti

* Tampa
* Pinellas Park
* West Palm Beach
* Ft. Lauderdale
* Orlando
* Other smaller cities throughout the state


* Latin Kings are generally well structured and organized.
* They have a strict and detailed charter or constitution.
* Their motto is "Once a King, always a King."
* They have an "all for one" mentality.
* Internal discipline is a high priority.
* Violations may result in documented suspension, termination, physical assault, or death.
* Most Latin King factions accept females.
* Their main focus is to control drug trafficking and internal gang discipline, both within the prison and community.
* Members commemorate the January 6 as "Kings Holy Day," and the first week in March as "Kings Week". This celebration normally includes the consumption of alcohol and drugs.

“Trying to keep it real”

Since: May 09

World Traveler

#8 Nov 13, 2009
FYI, thank you for the info. That is a very interesting read and one I had no idea about. Any idea what "branch" Timmy was a part of or if he even was a part??

United States

#9 Nov 14, 2009
A large "F" was tattooed on his arm and Timmy was proud to claim his allegiance to Folk Nation. A rival group known as Bloods were apparently an enemy organization/gang and he referred to them often as "slobs".
His knowledge of gangs and participation in Folk Nation could have been all in his head or he could have been an actual member of this group. He was getting the meth from somewhere...

United States

#10 Nov 14, 2009
I never heard anything else about this and I can't find anything on the internet about the outcome of this case. So, what happened in court?

United States

#11 Nov 15, 2009
The Real Dude wrote:
Folk Nation?
I guess you could do some research on gang signs...


United States

#12 Nov 24, 2009
Oh SNAP Rayanna, it looks like annonymous knew exactly what they were talking about - sry //
a l s

Forest City, NC

#13 Feb 6, 2010
i honestly think ..all of us got no right to judge anyone.. so get a life and stop telling everyone your buisness , thoughts and beliefs... It is not cool to run your mouth about things with out facts ...
just curious

Pontiac, MI

#14 Mar 25, 2010
Does anyone know anything about the murder of Elizabeth Warren on 3/19/10?

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