The Maniac Latin Disciples are the second largest Latino street gang in Chicago and the largest Latino gang in the Folks alliance (with the first being Latin Kings). Originally known as the Latin Scorpions, the gang was founded by Albert "Hitler" Hernandez and Roberto Ramos Rios, in the Humboldt Park community in approximately 1966. They are one of the original gangs in the Folks Nation. In the late 1990s, the Maniac Latin Disciples began to spread their influence into the South side of Chicago along with several Chicago suburbs including Rockford, Aurora, and Elgin
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Major League Doorkickers. Jargon in military and para-military circles for the grunts doing room-to-room clearing.
Seems like only the fobbit wannabes wear the MLD patches these days.