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LATIN ANGELS

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The Latin Angels started in the late 1980s as a low rider / car club and a party crew.  They mainly hung out with the Two Two Boys in the Parkholm Park Homes in Cicero, IL.  During the late 80s and most of the early 90s, the Latin Angels chose not to join either People or Folks alliances.  In 1993 things changed for the Latin Angels  when they were involved in a shooting that occurred at the Parkholm pool.  By 1991 gang activity had risen around the pool all the way into 1993.  Two Two Boys and LAs hung out together at the pool.  July 21, 1993 was a day that affected Latin Angels deeply.  One of the Cicero Two Two Boys had moved to the suburb of Summit, IL around 1993.  As a result, the Two Two Boy flipped to a Summit Latin King.  On July 21, 1993 he decided to pay a visit to his old hang out at the pool to mess with Two Two Boys.  He came with a carload of Latin Kings from Summit.  When the Kings arrived they noticed Latin Angels standing around so they decided to engage in conversation with the Latin Angels  because they didn't really see the Latin Angels as enemies until a Two Two Boy emerged and shouted gang slogans that disrespected the Latin Kings.  The Latin Kings then thought that the LAs had turned Folks because they were always with the Two Two Boys and pulled away only to return later shooting.  The shooting occurred at 1820 West 51st Ct.  The LKs circled the block twice then on the third time they started shooting at Two Two Boys and LAs from the back seat.  Five youths were gunned down by the bullets.  No Two Two Boys were injured but LAs were hit by the gunfire.  Edward LALO Jacquez was fatally shot to death in the chest at the age of 15.  Four other were wounded but survived.  This started a war between the LKs and the LAs.  Really shortly after the Two Two Boys began to move out of Parkholm and Two Sixs moved in in great numbers and soon outnumbered the LAs drastically.  LAs then moved out of Parkholm because of heavy Two Six presence, this also started a really bad war with them and the Two Sixs.  The beef between them and the Two Six became worse then that with the LKs; therefore, Latin Angels decided to align with the People Nation and became allies with the Latin Kings.  To this day the Latin Angels still have a presence in Cicero in the Grant Works Neighborhood and they battle Folks constantly, they also have an interalliance rivalry with the Latin Counts.


. Cicero,Illinois
. Roosevelt Rd. to 14th St. , 50th Ave. to Laramie
 
. Carpentersville,IL "C-Ville" : 24th & Golfview

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO ZACH AKA ZOOK22 AND PONYBOY FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE LATIN ANGELS