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LATIN HOMEBOYS

PEOPLE

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HOMEBOYS / LH / LHN

BLACK  / WHITE

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The Latin Homeboys were founded in Aurora in 1995 by Josie Virgin (AKA Virgin Boy).  Before they were known as Latin Homeboys they were known as Eastside Homeboys from 1994 until 1995.  Before 1994 they were known as Bassheads or at least many Bassheads became Eastside Homeboys in 1994.  Latin Homeboys came to be because they were pressured into joining the People nation in a way that the People nation saw fit.  Under the title of East Side Homeboy, they flagged people nation but were not honored in the book of peoples.  In 1995 they had to mesh into another pre-existing people nation gang to become People, they were then propositioned to become a faction of Aurora Latin Kings.  Josie Virgin and others did not like this idea entirely and instead offered to honor the Latin Kings by adopting the first name of Latin. The Latin Kings accepted and the Eastside Homeboys became People under the new title of Latin Homeboy.  They still had individuality in the sense that they had their own colors of black and white, and their own symbol of an upside down cross.  Within a very short amount of time the Latin Homeboys became very popular in Aurora as they began to swell in numbers.  1996 was the peak year of Latin Homeboy recruitment were their numbers were the greatest.  LHs had strong alliances with Latin Kings and Vice Lords, and were better enemies with the Gangsters Disciples, Ambrose, Maniac Latin Disciples, and a real bad war with the Insane Deuces.  Latin Homeboys began to decline in numbers and lose respect after a key assassination of one of their leaders Andy Jacques who was shot to death in his car by Deuces.  Josie Virgin was also gunned down in his SUV when he was shot 4-6 times in his legs, but survived.  By 1998 or 1999 the Latin Kings were getting fed up with the swelling in numbers of LHs in Aurora and wanted them gone.  In 1998 or 1999 the Latin Kings invited the LHs to a party in the corn fields to celebrate recently released hard core LKs (at least that's what the Kings told the Homeboys).  In the fields the Latin Kings surrounded the LHs and pulled out lots of guns or other weapons on the LHs and told them to become Latin Kings or be killed right there in the fields.  Within the proceeding days most of the LHs flipped to Latin Kings other were so angry that they became Insane Deuces, and some others stopped gangbanging and just hung out with Kings or Deuces.

 


 

This Gang is no longer active, however in the past they held previous sets in the suburb of Aurora, IL

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO ZACH AKA ZOOK22 FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON THE LATIN HOMEBOYS