When he became leader of the Latin Kings – New York’s largest and most feared street gang – Antonio “King Tone” Fernandez vowed to end a brutal legacy of criminality and violence. This documentary captures more than a year with the Kings, following Fernandez as he organizes rallies, prayer meetings, and strategy sessions.
The film also contains intimate scenes of Fernandez’s family life during his months of house arrest and, later, his 12-year prison term stemming from drug charges.
Interviews with narcotics officers, the Brooklyn D.A. gang bureau prosecutor, and Fernandez’s attorney shed light on how and why a charismatic leader like King Tone can still succumb to the realities of gang life.
Viewing time: 75 minutes. Closed-captioned. Some content may be objectionable. 2003.
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