MS-13 was started by Central American immigrants, mainly from El Salvador, in Los Angeles in the 1980s. It has expanded since to include Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and other Central and South Americans.
Many of the original members who fled as “refugees” to the United States were fighting alongside leftist rebels against a military dictatorship and received training in guerrilla warfare, training that has been passed on to higher ranking members of the gang, whose full name is Mara Salvatrucha.
They have been behind a massive number of crimes in the United States, and regularly recruit “Dreamers”, or DACA illegal aliens to join their ranks, where they are slowly adding their criminal enterprise into America’s schools with increasingly lethal results for American children.
A recent murder committed by MS-13 members was caught on surveillance cameras as a teen Latino was brutally hacked with a machete and beaten mercilessly. He later died in the hospital.
MS-13’s motto is “mata, viola, controla” – which means “kill, rape, control,” according to Robert Hur, an official with the Justice Department.
“They seek to live up to this motto through truly shocking acts of violence designed to instill fear: vicious machete attacks, execution-style gunshots, gang rape and human trafficking.”
Gang members perpetuate a number of various criminal acts, according to the FBI, including: murder, rape, home invasions, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery. The FBI said most of the crimes are carried out against members of rival gangs, but “often” innocent people are hurt as well.
MS-13 recruits are middle- and high-school students, ie: Democrat’s beloved “Dreamers”, predominantly in immigrant communities, who are said to risk violent retribution if they leave.
Authorities estimate the group has tens of thousands of members across several Central American countries and many U.S. states. MS-13’s presence is higher in the western and northeastern parts of the U.S., according to the FBI.
Trump called on Congress to “finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13 members” into the U.S. during his first State of the Union address. He also acknowledged parents of MS-13 victims – some of whom were guests of the White House for the speech – and said the country “is praying for you.”
Trump has often blamed the Obama administration for the rise of MS-13 across the country. The gang was sanctioned as a transnational criminal organization by the Treasury Department in 2012.
Trump’s Justice and Homeland Security Departments have made targeting the gang a top priority. Sessions instructed his department’s law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors across the country to prioritize MS-13 members’ prosecution, as directed by an executive order Trump signed in February 2017.
The classification of MS-13 allows some local police departments to tap into federal money to help with investigations. Suffolk County was granted $500,000 by the federal government.
Trump has used the word “animals” to describe members of MS-13, and says he will continue to use the term when speaking about members of the gang.
According to Wikipedia:
Mara Salvatrucha (MS), also known as MS-13 (the 13 representing their Sureño affiliation), is an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California, in the 1980s. The gang later spread to many parts of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, and is active in urban and suburban areas. Most members are of Central American origin, principally El Salvador.
Members of MS are characterized by tattoos covering the body, including the face, and by the use of their own sign language.
They are notorious for their violence and a subcultural moral code based on merciless retribution.
This cruelty of the distinguished members of the “Maras” or “Mareros” earned them a path to be recruited by the Sinaloa Cartel battling against Los Zetas in an ongoing drug war in Mexico. Their wide-ranging activities have drawn the attention of the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who have initiated wide-scale raids against known and suspected gang members, arresting hundreds across the United States.
There is some dispute about the etymology of the name. Some sources state the gang is named for La Mara, a street gang in San Salvador, and the Salvatrucha guerrillas who fought in the Salvadoran Civil War.
Additionally, the word mara means gang in Caliche slang and is taken from marabunta, the name of a fierce type of ant.
“Salvatrucha” may be a combination of the words Salvadoran and trucha, a Caliche word for being alert. The term “Salvatruchas” has been explained as a reference to Salvadorian peasants trained to become guerrilla fighters, referred to as “Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.”
In short, MS-13 is the offspring of violent revolutionaries in El Salvador, trained and groomed to be immoral, bloodthirsty lunatics unfit for any civilized nation.
Thank heavens for President Trump, as Obama let them roam freely, and Hillary’s love of illegal aliens would have simply allowed them to gain more power and influence in the United States.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
June 23rd, 2018