Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story DVD

Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story (2003)

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The Latin Kings are New York’s largest and most dangerous street gang. For dec…ades they were synonymous with drugs, guns and murder.When the homicidal King Blood went to prison for multiple murders, Antonio Fernandez (King Tone) took control of the Latin Kings. In a sudden change of direction, King Tone viwed to lead the gang away from crime. He urged kids to put down their weapons, stay in school, and celebrate their Latino heritage in a positive way.In many poor neighborhoods, King Tone was hailed as a working class hero. The Kings grew to over 6,000 members. Tone led street demonstrations for better schools. He organized protests against police brutality. Every week the media carried another story about this new type of kinder, gentler gang leader. Yet the cops said it was all a smoke screen to hide the Kings’ illegal activities.They arrested Tone 9 times.

Many of the charges seemed trumped up, and Tone won every trial. So when Tone was arrested for drug dealing, community leaders paid his $300,000 bail, pitting authorities against the community and their newfound hero. “He could have changed New York City,” said the District Attorney, “He wanted to be the Puerto Rican Martin Luther King.”To film The Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story we were at King Tone’s side for a full year – in the streets, in homes, and in jails, with total access to Tone and the Latin Kings.Awards:Cine Golden EagleBronze Remi AwardCredits:Director: Jon AlpertCamera/Sound: Jon AlpertCo-Produced by DCTV and HBO for HBO’s “America Undercover” SeriesTechnical.

Details: trt 1:15 hr, English, Color
Interviews include: Antonio “King Tone” Fernandez, Father Luis Barnos, Deanna Rodriguez and many others.

Produced: DCTV and HBO for HBO’s “America Undercover” Series®
Director: Jon Alpert
Running Time: 75 mins

4 Comments for “Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story DVD”

  1. andrew lee oliver

    i whant to be mad

  2. andrew lee oliver

    i would like to be mad

  3. teresa herrera

    well i would like to see the orders of the book. all im saying gangs ? whats the pont of it if all you going to do is fight. For what to see who’s better but lets just say kinqsz have always be around since day 1

  4. karen serrato

    amor de rey once a king always a king

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