I never would have guessed that Holland Michigan is home to a violent gang that has allegedly recently struck again

Holland.org describes the beautiful Lake Michigan Community...

From the award-winning downtown  to the white sandy beaches, you'll fall in love with Holland's small-town charm and big-city amenities. Dine along the waterfront or at a local café. Hike to the top of a sand dune or climb to the top of a windmill!  Shop for a paddleboard, or a pair of wooden shoes.

To top it all off, Holland has a gang. The gang known as 'The Holland Latin Kings'. I had no idea that such a wonderful, fun town would be home to a national chapter of a gang. Justice.gov explained the disturbing news in a press release...

A three-year investigation revealed that the Holland Latin Kings began in the early 1990’s and grew to the size of over 50 members by the mid-2000’s. The Holland group was a local chapter of a national gang, the Almighty Latin King Nation. Holland members followed a national manifesto and regional constitution.

Back in 2014, many thought that the gang had been essentially  shut down thanks to...

  • The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF)
  • The Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office
  • the Michigan State Police
  • The Holland Police Department
  • The Ottawa County Parole Office

Unfortunately that is not the case. Mlive has just reported some heart breaking news...

This year, Juan Sandro Cabrera, 18, was accused of murder. Troy “TJ” Wells, 14, was shot and killed after he allegedly disrespected a Latin Kings symbol, a crown.

Holland is such a wonderful place, they don't deserve this kind of crime.