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  1. Where Texas' most significant gangs, criminal groups areRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 26 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... first established as a self-protection group against more structured prison gangs, such as the TMM and " The Latin Kings is a violent street gang originating from Chicago, Illinois, in the early 1960s. Originally created to overcome racial ...

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  2. Map: Where Texas' most significant gangs, criminal groups are...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 26 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... first established as a self-protection group against more structured prison gangs, such as the TMM and " The Latin Kings is a violent street gang originating from Chicago, Illinois, in the early 1960s. Originally created to overcome racial ...

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  3. The American wives of El Chapo's henchmen live in fearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Daily Mail

    ... joined the Federal Witness Protection program this year to hide from El Chapo K was a high-profile member of the Latin Kings, a notorious Chicago gang, and owned his own record label, Dinero Records. Olivia, having done time in jail for running ...

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  4. 'Cartel Wives' dish on untold drama behind El Chapo arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | New York Daily News

    ... she'd done time and was married to Kevin "K" Garcia, a convicted felon and flashy gangster affiliated with the Latin Kings in Chicago. Olivia took a lead position at his music label, Dinero Records. She claims K worked with DMX, Fat Joe, Busta ...

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  5. Man gets 49 years in anti-transgender hate crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    "The Justice Department will continue its efforts to vindicate the rights of those individuals who are affected by bias motivated crimes". Josh Vallum, a statewide officer of the Latin Kings street gang, will make history Monday when he is sentenced in the first-ever federal hate crime prosecution against the killer of a transgender person.

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  6. Latin Kings member given 49 years for killing transgender teenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | New York Daily News

    ... who he had been in a romantic relationship with, after a friend found out that she had been born male. The Latin Kings have been known to publish homosexuality with death. Vallum allegedly told Williamson that they were going somewhere to have sex ...

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  7. He killed her because of her gender identity. Hea ll be sentenced today.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Sunherald.com

    Josh Vallum, a statewide officer of the Latin Kings street gang, will make history Monday when he is sentenced in the first-ever federal hate crime prosecution against the killer of a transgender person. Vallum is facing a federal sentence of up to life in prison for the May 30, 2015, beating and stabbing death of Mercedes Williamson, 17. Vallum pleaded guilty in December to killing the Alabama native, whom he had once dated, because of her gender identity.

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  8. Former Gangster Turns Life around - Goes From His Prison Cell To Ivy League GraduateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Right Wing News

    The Latin Kings are a notorious gang that has its hands in just about everything. They are definitely not to be take lightly, but one ex-member spent seven years in prison for assault and weapons chargesand now he's about to graduate an Ivy league school with a Masters degree.

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  9. Police seize guns, drugs and $7.5K in cash from alleged gangRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | MySanAntonio.com

    ... and is expected to "remain organizationally effective" despite continuous targeting by law enforcement. 6. The Latin Kings and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) have each become Tier 1 gangs, posing the "greatest gang threat to Texas due to their ...

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  10. Sentencing delayed in transgender teena s hate-crime murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Sunherald.com

    A judge Thursday reset the sentencing of Josh Vallum, a statewide officer of the Latin Kings street gang who pleaded guilty in December to the first federal hate crime charge against the killer of a transgender person. Vallum, 29, is facing a federal sentence of life for the May 30, 2015, beating and stabbing death of Mercedes Williamson, 17. He admitted in December he killed the girl he once dated because of her gender identity.

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  11. Suffolk jails boost staff to combat 'overwhelming' gang problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | Newsday

    ... was their highest at 129. The Crips had 58 members enter the jails, the most since the previous year at 41. The Latin Kings more than doubled their presence since 2006 with 57 from 23. The Bloods have the largest representation inside both jails ...

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  12. Retiring federal judge reflects on death penalty, Latin Kings, place in historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... up on charges had already left the gang life behind. They'd started families and worked legitimate jobs. The Latin Kings, however, throughout their reign as the city's biggest street gang, terrorized parts of the community. They firebombed houses, ...

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