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GANG NAME :

AFFILIATION:

ETHNICITY:

SYMBOLS:

AKA:

 

COLORS:

SAYING:

HEADS/MEMBERS:

 

ALMIGHTY LATIN COUNTS / LATIN COUNTS

PEOPLE

MOSTLY LATINO

KNIGHTS HELMET / CROSS W/ 5 SLASHES / 5 POINT STAR

ALCN  / LCN / Cz / LCz / AILCN /

ALMIGHTY INSANE LATIN COUNTS

BLACK / RED

AMOR DE CONDE

7,000+


The Latin Counts started in the late 50s but were not known as Latin Counts, but instead were called Sons of Mexico City. In the year 1960 they changed their name to Latin Counts because they were no longer in Mexico and they had to adjust to being in Chicago.  In the early 1960s new recruits joined the gang and were called Junior Latin Counts, while the original 50s Counts called themselves Senior Counts. The Latin Counts have records that date back to 1960 as a Mexican gang that heavily recruited whites because most of Pilsen was still white in the 1960s. The Counts opened up shop in the Pilsen neighborhood on the corner of 18th and Loomis, and they still have a strong presence there. In the early 1970s the Latin Counts were accredited for starting the Bishops on the corner of 18th and Bishop as an offshoot of the Latin Counts.  The Bishops and the Latin Counts soon had a solid alliance called the "BCN” (Bishop-Count nation).

 

In the year 1978, the Latin Counts joined the People Nation and because they did the Bishops joined as well the same year. By the 1980s Counts and Bishops began to take territory in the suburb of Cicero, IL. The Counts also opened up shop in other suburbs such as Chicago Heights, West Chicago and Addison. The Counts and the Bishops soon had a dominate presence in Pilsen especially along the 18th street corridor. The Counts were also able to establish a presence in the south Chicago neighborhood as well. In the late 80s and early 90s the Counts had a reputation for aggressively invading rival gang's neighborhoods and "busting out" in rival hoods. They messed with gangs like Party People, Ambrose, and La Razas and others. The Counts were and still are known for starting gang wars. In the year 1990 Counts began to have some disputes with Latin Kings in Chicago Heights because the Latin Kings were disrespecting Latin Counts. The problem between the gangs became much worse by 1991. In 1991 the Counts killed a Latin King and started which started a bitter between the Counts and the Kings. The war made them arch enemies within the People Nation, and the war is one of the bloodiest interalliance wars in Chicago history (although both gangs are in the People Nation their hatred for each other could be compared to a hatred for a gang in the Folks Nation). Also around this time the Counts and Bishops began having disputes starting in 1991 in Cicero, IL. The story of how the war started between the two was when at a party a Bishop broke a Counts chain and the two men began to have a feud and the Bishop made threats to the Count. Later that night the Latin Count was sitting in his basement at home when the Bishop returned shouting disrespecting slurs towards the Latin Counts and started shooting into the house. The girlfriend of the Count was fatally stuck in the heart by the bullet and that broke up the BCN and started a war. The Bishops that shot the Counts were caught up a few blocks away that night and that’s how the Counts knew the Bishops did it. Later on the Counts retaliated and a Count nicknamed "Rhino" killed a Bishop nicknamed "Chuco", Rhino is now doing time at Mt. Sterling for the murder. In the mid 1990s the Counts formed an alliance with the Conservative Vice Lords in prison because both gangs were fighting with the Latin Kings heavily within the People alliance. The Latin Counts became first Cousins with the CVLs. One Vice Lord symbol is a cane so the Counts adopted that symbol in their Lit (Laws) but they don't tag it in the streets instead it remains deep in their literature. Eventually the Latin Counts opened up sets in Detroit, Michigan where they swelled in numbers over the years. The Latin Counts are also one of the more violent gangs on the streets of Chicago.


The Locations of the ALMIGHTY LATIN COUNTS were submitted by a "member" of this organzation 

. Pilsen Neighborhood : "Most Wanted Side"
. 18th St. & Laflin
. 18th St. & Loomis
 
. 35th St. & Damen / Winchester
 
. 71st & Albany
. 91st & Brandon
. 91st & Commercial "South Insane C 91st"
 
. Slag Valley , 95th to 103rd , Baltimore to Manistee
. 97th & Commercial
. 100th & Commercial
. 101st & Escanaba
 
. South Deering LC's :
. 106th to 108th & Hoxie
. 107th & MacKinaw
 
. Cicero,IL : "Red Zone"
. Roosevelt Rd. to 18th , Austin to 58th Ave.
. 14th & 58th Ave.
 
. Addison,IL
. Arlington Heights,IL
. Aurora,IL "A-Town"
. Bellwood,IL : St.Charles Rd. & Englewood
. Chicago Heights,IL : 14th & Park Ave. "Darkside"
. Chicago Ridge,IL
. Dixmoor,IL
. Ford Heights,IL
. Glendale Heights,IL
. Itasca,IL
. Naperville,IL
. Rockford,IL
. Round Lake Beach,IL
. Schaumburg,IL
. Streator,IL
. Villa Park,IL
. Warrenville,IL
. West Chicago,IL : Kenwood & Forest "Dove City"
. Westmont,IL
 
. Tallahassee,Fl
. Hammond,In
. Indianpolis,In "NapTown"
. Valparaiso,In
. Delray,Mi
. Detroit,Mi
. Flint,Mi
. Kansas City,Mo
. Bronx,Ny
. Cleveland,Oh
. Toledo,Oh
. Oklahoma City,Ok
. other sets not listed .
. Mexico
 
 
FORMER LOCATIONS
 
. 18th St. & Ashland
. 18th St. & Racine
. Coulter & Western
. 42nd & Fairfield
. 48th & Morgan
. 73rd & Richmond
. 88th & Exchange
. 99th & Exchange
 
. Bensenville,IL
. Berwyn,IL
. Calumet City,IL : 156th & Wentworth
. Crete,IL
. Palatine,IL
. Romeoville,IL
. Steger,IL
 
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO ZACH AKA ZOOK22 FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON THE LATIN COUNTS