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    1.) Subculture/pg. 47-48: The values and related behaviors of a group that distinguish its members from the larger culture; a world within a world. The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is a gang formed by El Salvadorian immigrants in Los Angeles. The Gang grows in vast proportions and is gaining structure that distinguishes it from an average street gang. The group has intricate workings and mechanics that not only set it apart but allow it to function with notable force and precision. There are members, who are initiated by being “jumped in”, which refers to a thirteen second session of group beating where many others members attack the initiate with punches, kicks, and other physical violence. After this gauntlet is through, there are various…

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    United States is the idea of freedom and security. The Mara Salvatrucha gang, otherwise known as MS-13 to many people is a threat to their freedom and safety. As you dig deeper into the mission of the Mara Salvatrucha’s you find that they have formed their own culture, with…

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    Over the past 100 years, government officials and scholars in search of a definition for organized crime have performed numerous investigations and studies. According to the textbook “Organized Crime” by Michael Lyman, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), define organized crime as: “Any group having some manner of a formalized structure and whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities. Such groups maintain their position through the use of actual or threatened…

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    Mara Salvatrucha, also known as (MS-13) is an unfamiliar gang but to many people, but known all too well by the (FBI) Federal Bureau Investigation and other law enforcement agencies. MS-13 is a globalized, organized, but dangerous gang whose membership is continually growing. MS-13 first originated in the 1980’s, but eventually had spread out as far as Central America. The gang is said to have major connections in the countries of El Salvador and Central America excluding Costa Rica and Panama.…

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    Mara Salvatrucha Analysis

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    Social Integration/pg106: The degree to which members of a group or society are united by shared values and other social bonds; also known as social cohesion. In Mara Salvatrucha, the gang members share close bonds and sanctions that keep them close and hold them together as a group. Although having those bonds broken result in grave consequences for those who break them. However if one passes away, the bonds that those Mara Salvatrucha members had are still cherished and the memories they had…

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    The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most prominent street gang in the western hemisphere. While their origins start in the poor, refugee-laden areas of 1980s Los Angeles, the gang's reach now extends from the Central American nations like El Salvador, through Mexico, the United States, and into Canada. MS 13 was founded in the 1980’s in the barrios of Los Angeles. During this time there was a civil war going on between El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, so the refugees traveled…

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    Throughout the course of history, gangs and organized crime have managed to find their way into society. Death has terrorized neighborhoods and violence has shaken the entire nation. The uprising of such a violent gang known as the Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, has left many unanswered questions and many crimes unsolved. The origins of the notorious gang are not certain but there are a few theories as to how MS-13 came to be. According to Geoffrey Ramsey in his article Tracing the…

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    these gangs knew that they had to give it their all for the gang. Their barrio was their life, it was their pride. Regardless their reckless actions and behaviors, they impacted the present and the future for the civilians in California in language, tattoos, music, education, ect ect. Whether the impact was negative or positive, an impact occurred within the society. Three Major Gangs Out here in the Los Angeles County like mentioned in “Hispanic Gangs in Los Angeles County”, there are about…

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    Street Gang Activities

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    “Street gang activities of MS-13 have a major effect in regards to homeland security?” The purpose of this paper seeks to justify that the street gang activities of MS-13 affects and poses a threat to the homeland security. The Mara Salvatrucha is the most notorious gang in America to date. The gang is commonly referred to as MS-13. It is believed that MS-13 is comprised of over 70,000 members who are distributed in every state in Northern and Latin America. The gang has cultivated a legacy that…

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    for lost, helpless migrants as they hope to find goods, sex, and money. The mayor’s driver is not surprised, “The judicial police, he says, routinely stop trains to rob and beat migrants.” Eighty percent of migrants will be assaulted or robbed. Sixty percent of migrant women will be raped. Between April and September of 2010, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission concluded 214 kidnappings involving around 11,300 people let alone just reported kidnappings. Danger comes from every direction.…

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