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Milan members of Latin Kings gang arrested with gun, machete

Police seize book of gang rules including 'respect your mother'

24 March, 16:31
Milan members of Latin Kings gang arrested with gun, machete (ANSA) - Milan, March 24 - Police said Monday they detained seven members of the Latin Kings gang in a public park, allegedly carrying guns, knives, and a machete.

They also seized a book of the rules of the gang, which was born of one of the first Latin American gangs in the United States, established in Chicago in 1940.

The rule book, which said gang members will be punished for contravening any regulations, set out such orders as no skipping meetings, no theft, don't get drunk or stoned, dress well and maintain impeccable hygiene, and respect mom and dad.

Police allege one of the gang members, who is 21, was carrying a gun when he was arrested, while two others, 20 and 17, were carrying between them three knives and a machete. With them were four underaged boys, police said.

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