LOS SOLIDOS NATIONS

Los Solidos gang was founded in 1990 by ruthless Puerto Rican street thugs in Hartford, Connecticut. The violent street gang multiplied rapidly and spread throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Los Solidos established itself as a prison gang in 1993 when hundreds of its incarcerated members needed protection in the Connecticut Department of Corrections against its ultimate rival, the Latin Kings.

GANG PROFILE
Symbols: red and blue beaded necklaces, The Solid Ones, joker masks, La Familia Solidos
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: Springfield, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Long Island, New York, New Hampshire, Maryland.
Alliances: none
Members: 11,000
Racial make up: Hispanic, Black and White members.
Threat: High

LOS SOLIDOS CHAIN OF COMMAND
Los Solidos operates under a highly organized paramilitary chain of command. Its organizational structure is comprised of a Committee, Executive President, Executive Vice President, Executive Stars, Secretary, Chapter President, Enforcers and a subordinate group known as the Original Family Organization (OFO). The gangs OFO’s must prove their loyalty to the Los Solidos in order to earn membership.

 

LOS SOLIDOS CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS
In 1990, Los Solidos gang is founded by Puerto Rican street thugs in Hartford, Connecticut. (Gang Intelligence 101)

On August 31, 1993, Los Solidos members brutally murder Latin Kings member Felipe Santana in Hartford, Connecticut. (State v. Torres, 242 Conn. 485, 698 A.2d 898 (Conn., 1997)

On May 28, 1994, Los Solidos members shoot and kill Sylvia Ramirez, the girl friend of rival "La Familia" member in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Com. v. Moure, 701 N.E.2d 319, 428 Mass. 313 (Mass., 1998)

In May, 1994, a Los Solidos member is brutally murdered by the Latin Kings in New Britain, Connecticut. (State v. Cummings, 883 A.2d 803, 91 Conn.App. 735 (CT, 2005)

 

On May 14, 1994, heavily armed members of the Los Solidos gang shoot and kill Latin Kings members Hector Rodriguez and Patrick Gannon Corbin at the Heights housing project in New Britain, Connecticut.(State v. Cummings, 883 A.2d 803, 91 Conn.App. 735 (CT, 2005)

On October 1994, the Hartford, Connecticut police task force arrests 17 members of Los Solidos. (New York Times)

On December 20, 1994, Los Solidos members brutally murder "Twenty Love" member Anthony Battle at the Hartford's Dutch Point housing projects. (State v. Delgado, No. CR-95-467814 (CT 6/29/2005)

 

On February 28, 1995, Los Solidos members shoot and kill Latin Kings member Carlos Falcon in Springfield, Massachusetts.(Commonwealth v. Berrios, SJC-09696 (Mass. 11/20/2006) (Mass., 2006)

On August 11, 1995, Los Solidos members rob and brutally murder Kentucky Fried Chicken manager Thomas Henson in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Commw. v. Mavredakis, 030700, 725 N.E.2d 169 (Mass., 2000)

 

On March 24, 1997, several Los Solidos members murder fellow member Edwin Ramos at a cemetery in Meriden, Connecticut. The victim is ordered on his knees then shot once in the head. (U.S. v Feliciano (2nd Cir. 2000)

 

In March, 1998, Los Solidos members murder their leader Enrique "Rick the Ruler" Ramirez. (Associated Press)

 

 

OTHER DANGEROUS HISPANIC PRISON GANGS

BARRIO AZTECA - The Azteca use codes so deciphering gang messages is difficult for gang intelligence.

BORDER BROTHERS - The gang made bitter enemies with the Mara Salvatrucha &other prison gangs..

HPL - HERMANDAD DE PISTOLEROS LATINOS - Translates to "Brotherhood of the Latin Gunman"

INDIAN POSSE - The Indian Posse are involved in cocaine and marijuana dealing, boot legging & murder.

LATIN KINGS - The Latin Kings originated in the streets in Chicago in the 1943...........................................

MEXICAN MAFIA - The Mexican Mafia is commonly confused with the Texas based Mexikanemi............

MEXIKANEMI - Texas Mexican Mafia - There is an estimated 17,000 Mexikanemi members....................

MEXICLES - Typical of all prison gangs, the PRM transformed from prey to predator in no time.................

MS-13 - MARA SALVATRUCHA - In 1980, The MS 13 was founded by El Salvadorian criminals...............

MANITOBA WARRIORS - The Manitoba Warriors met its first rival, the Indian Posse prison gang...........

NATIVE SYNDICATE - The NS made immediate enemies with other violent Native American cliques.........

TEXAS SYNDICATE - The Texas Syndicate is one of Texas’s most established prison gangs.......................

NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE - The prison gang spread into the New Mexico prison system in 1980............

NETAS - The gang was responsible for causing over 50 deaths in several Puerto Rico prison riots...............

NORTHERN STRUCTURE - NS consists of united gang members from northern California gangs............

NUESTRA FAMILIA - The bones of La Nuestra Familia (NF) originated in September 1967.......................

PRM - PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO MEXICANO - The gang began recruiting Texas inmates............

RAZA UNIDA - The Raza Unida (RU) is an organized prison gang that originated in 1988.............................

TANGO BLAST - This Texas based prison gang emerged in the Texas prison system in 1990......................

TEXAS CHICANO BROTHERHOOD - Texas prison gangs refused to allow the TCB to recruit.................

TRI CITY BOMBERS - Paroled members of the TCB adopted the highly organized structure.....................

WEST TEXAS TANGO - The WT is currently involved in extortion and drug dealing in prison....................

 

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