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The most dangerous gang in America : MS-13

  1. Feb 14, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    "The most dangerous gang in America": MS-13

    Did anyone catch the special on this the other night? I wasn't sure if it was on Frontline or something else.

    I knew LA city gang bangers, and these guys [MS-13] have taken gangs to a new level - more like the mafia than gangs. They now run protection rackets in L.A. that allow them to profit from drug trafficking, for one, without taking the risk of handling and selling the drugs. And beyond this, members who have been deported have spread the gang to other countries. So they are in effect growing like a virus in something like 17 countries; and, to some extent they are organized.

    All new members are required to kill on demand. It is part of the initiation.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/july-dec05/gangs_10-05.html

    For more detail see this link as an example. I didn't see one that covered what aired the other night.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1347306/posts
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2006 #2

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    Umm, IMHO the most dangerous gang in America is in Washington D.C. These angelino latinos don't affect me at all, but the Bushies are messing with my life!
     
  4. Feb 14, 2006 #3
    yup, mara salvatrucha. a lot of em were refugees from the el salvador civil war in the 80/90s. they're almost all tough guys, as is likely when payback in el salvador means hacking folks up with machetes. this has happened on more than a few occasions in salvador and once i think in baltimore or virginia. dhs launched a sweep last year, operation community shield, to round up and deport some of the really bad ones. last year, in el salvador, when they had a gang riot (their rival gange is called like calle 18 or something), it involved grenade launchers. nice.

    but i missed the national geographic show: family guy was on. hope they re air it.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2006 #4

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    SA, I don't think the gang in Washington is as well organized. :biggrin:

    Thanks jhe1984, I was listening while I was working and never did hear the name what I was actually watching [hearing].

    http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/channel/blog/2006/01/explorer_gangs.html
     
  6. Feb 14, 2006 #5
    Why the world's most Dangerous Gang? Obviously these people have never been to Moscow :tongue2:
     
  7. Feb 14, 2006 #6
    The "Bush Gang" may not be the greatest at organizing to actually do something but they, nevertheless, manage to kill a lot of people. They are
    probably "Public Enemy #1".
     
  8. Feb 14, 2006 #7
    These guys are really bad news here in AZ. The Governor is talking about using the national guard whether Bush Approves or not.



    http://www.nationalvanguard.org/story.php?id=7470
    http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/news/border_news/
     
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  9. Feb 14, 2006 #8
    There's a world outside of the US?

    Good one.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2006 #9

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    did you notice the part about 17 countries?
     
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