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18,756. It’s only two letters. And it doesn’t mean anything. Brenda Paz
18,757. First there’s God. Then your mother. Then your gang. Brenda Paz
18,758. On the streets they are known as MS-13. Terror is their trademark. And members as young as eight are taught the rules. The gang has an international reach. Gangland s1e2: You Rat, You Die, History 2007
18,759. The body of a young pregnant woman ... Brenda Paz: and she had been assassinated for giving information about the secret world of one of America’s most violent gangs: MS-13. It was payback for breaking one of their cardinal rules. ibid.
18,760. Their origins are in Los Angeles. ibid.
18,761. The gang now contaminates the most unexpected turf: suburban communities. ibid.
18,762. It’s here in northern Virginia that a MS-13 member decided that she had had enough. ibid.
18,763. MS-13 has its roots in Central America. ibid.
18,764. In 2003 police linked MS-13 to nearly seven-hundred gang-related crimes in north Virginia. ibid.
18,765. Female recruits have a choice when they join the gang - they can be beat in or sexed in. ibid.
18,766. MS-13’s weapon of choice is a machete. Using a blade also allows the gang to leave its calling card. ibid.
18,567. Since its creation in the 1980s this gang’s wave of violence has spread in record time. And crossing international borders ... One of the most dangerous and bloodthirsty gangs in the world: MS-13. (Gangstas US: Los Angeles & Gangstas US: MS-13 & Los Angeles) Gangland s1e13: Root of All Evil, History 2008
18,568. The Mexican mafia is the most influential prison gang in California. (Gangstas US: Los Angeles & Gangstas US: MS-13 & Los Angeles & Prison) ibid.
74,182. In DC the most notorious gang is MS-13 ... MS-13 also celebrates chaos. MS-13 demands complete secrecy and loyalty. (Gangstas: Washington & Gangstas: MS-13) Gangland s7e6: Capitol Killers MS-13, History 2010
18,767. Now it’s going global – fuelled by migration across the Western hemisphere and leaving its bloody mark from Central America to the American heartland. Police in half a dozen countries struggle to crack its code and decipher its methods. MS-13: America’s Deadliest Gangs
18,768. Today MS-13 has invaded thirty-three states. And six other countries from El Salvador to Canada. ibid.
18,769. Over the last five years LA has averaged over 5,000 gang-related crimes a year. (Gangstas US: MS-13 & Los Angeles) ibid.
18,770. Protection for a hot-dog seller might cost a few hundred dollars a month. Drug-dealers might pay thousands. The gang’s business model maximises profits and minimises the risk of arrest. ibid.
18,771. MS-13 is spreading fast like a virus. ibid.