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March 15, 2005

On "Nationwide Sweep Against Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Gang Nets 103 Arrests"

Topics: National News

Digger's Realm writes today that:
A sweep in six cities across the country has netted 103 arrests of members of the notoriously vicious Mara Salvatrucha gang. Also known as MS-13 the gang is reported to have met with al-Qaeda back in September and members of the group have been caught with al-Qaeda suspects crossing the Mexican border. Most recently was the arrest of one of the leaders of the gang and his call from federal prison for members of the group to attack volunteers of the Minuteman Project, a group of over 900 civilians who plan to patrol the Arizona-Mexican border starting in April.

The gang's involved in smuggling of drugs, weapons and people across the southern border. They have also been found to be involved in many brutal crimes throughout the US including at least seven killings in Virginia and a machete attack -- their favorite weapon of choice for attacks -- on a 16-year-old in Alexandria that severely mutilated his hands. Their leader is also tied to a bus attack in Honduras that killed 6 children and 22 adults.

A nationwide task force organized by the FBI has been formed specifically targeting the gang. The latest sweep has been given the name Operation Community Shield.

Digger's Realm also posts that:
An "enforcer" for the notorious Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang slashed the arm of his female public defender with a razor during his murder trial yesterday. The incident happened just days after defendant Brian Nichols shot his way out of a courthouse in Atlanta and the same day as 103 arrests of MS-13 gang members across the nation.LA Daily News

[Deputy Public Defender Linda Wieder] was treated at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills for a 2-inch cut and was released. Morales, who was classified as a dangerous defendant and isolated in his own jail cell, had been shackled to his seat, but authorities said he had some free movement of his hands and stabbed his attorney seated next to him. At least two bailiffs quickly detained Morales, and the trial was suspended for at least a day, officials said. No other injuries were reported.

"It just slipped through," said sheriff's Capt. Ricardo Cotwright, who oversees court services. "It's one in a million chances, and it just happened to get through. I don't know what happened there. We search all these inmates thoroughly."

Sheriff's officials screen each inmate upon arrival at court. The inmates do not go through metal detectors and are not required to strip, but deputies search the clothed inmates and their property, Cotwright said.
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Police Magazine calls Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) America's most dangerous gang. Named for La Mara, a street in San Salvador, and the Salvatrucha guerillas who fought in El Salvador's bloody civil war, Mara Salvatrucha 13 was organized in Los Angeles in the late '80s. At first, the gang's primary purpose was to defend Salvadoran immigrants from being preyed upon by other L.A. street gangs.

According to the magazine, like any other street gang that was created to defend a particular ethnic group, MS-13 was quickly perverted until its primary purpose was preying upon the Salvadoran community. It also violently defends its turf against any other gang that might seek to slice away a piece of its action. Gang members sometimes wear blue and white, colors taken from the national flag of El Salvador. They can also sport numerous body and even face tattoos. However, some members are much less visible and therefore much more dangerous. Recent reports indicate that MS-13 has expanded from California to Alaska, Oregon, Utah, Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Florida. The gang has also been exported back to Central America.

Posted by Hyscience at March 15, 2005 8:21 PM

eu so de Brazil rio de janeiro and am a fuckin MS 13 any of yall punk ass bitches tryna stop its impossible everyday yall croked cops arrest one more than 100 latinos are becoming a mara salvatruchA might as well let us do our thang before yall end up like some of our victims. big up to my lattin nigga doing they thing straight struglin to get to da top YO SOY MARA SALVATRUCHA DE CORACION Vato Loco till i die bitch todas la policia de america chupa mi pito culero maricons filho da putAS

Posted by: Zil at April 8, 2005 9:02 PM

La Mara Salvatrucha representando para los putos que no saben!!!! De California Soy El Tren Puto. MS!

Posted by: puto at April 17, 2005 4:13 AM

The MS 13 is a shame to El Salvador. All these motherf*kers should be exterminated without mercy. We worry about respect for human rights, but these sons-o-bitches don't have any respect for human life or society. They're only brave against defenceless civilians, and in groups. Don't look for me, motherf*ckers... we'll find ya.

Posted by: Sombra Negra at May 4, 2005 8:33 AM

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