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Mexican Gang Members Using Arizona as Corridor
KOLD 13 News Tucson (CBS) ^ | May 9, 2005

Posted on 05/09/2005 9:30:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee

PHOENIX, Ariz. Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country.

In the past year, Border Patrol agents have arrested about ten members of Mara Salvatrucha -- a notorious international street gang in Mexico.

Yet according to federal and local law enforcement officials, the gang members don't appear to stay in the state.

The gang is commonly known as M-S-13 and has been linked to murders from Honduras to Los Angeles to Virginia.

Original Mara Salvatrucha members were guerrilla fighters who fled the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s.

Police gang unit supervisor Paul Ferrero says Phoenix is not a fertile ground for M-S-13 members because of other active Mexican-American gangs and the relatively small population of Central Americans here.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 05/09/2005 9:30:07 PM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: HiJinx; gubamyster; shellshocked; Czar; dennisw

2 posted on 05/09/2005 9:31:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee

They are just coming here to do the jobs that Americans won't do.


3 posted on 05/09/2005 9:32:16 PM PDT by Mulder (“The spirit of resistance is so valuable, that I wish it to be always kept alive" Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT


4 posted on 05/09/2005 9:33:28 PM PDT by ConservativeLawyer
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To: Mulder
"Guest criminals," killing the Americans other Americans won't kill.
5 posted on 05/09/2005 9:38:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Original Mara Salvatrucha members were guerrilla fighters who fled the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s.

AKA commies. The leftist political element of the Mara Salvatrucha's history gets conveniently forgotten by the press.

6 posted on 05/09/2005 9:44:34 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("Bush is doing practically nothing to prevent hurricanes." Environmentalist Aimee Christensen)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood
Our commie symp MSM presstitutes will never mention that part.


7 posted on 05/09/2005 9:46:09 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT


8 posted on 05/09/2005 9:47:04 PM PDT by in the Arena (Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 110.)
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To: Travis McGee

bump


9 posted on 05/09/2005 9:48:08 PM PDT by Pelham
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To: Travis McGee

Where is Paul Kersey (C. Bronson) when you need him? Oh, for a long range sniper shot at some of these bastards.


10 posted on 05/09/2005 9:52:16 PM PDT by Migraine
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To: Travis McGee

If we had no illegal immigrant problem, 9-11 events would still demand we secure our borders, but we do. The hundreds of thousands of illegal entrants is simply proof we've not take security threats seriously.


11 posted on 05/09/2005 10:01:50 PM PDT by umgud (FR, NASCAR, NRA, GOP)
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To: umgud

That many cross every month or two. Millions cross a year. Millions.


12 posted on 05/09/2005 10:02:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee

Travis, I love your wit. Thank you for sharing; Always look forward to what you might post, to brighten our darkened world. Thank You!


13 posted on 05/09/2005 10:05:17 PM PDT by Walkenfree (Bad can get worse & good can get better.)
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To: Walkenfree

If we didn't laugh, we'd have to cry. Actually, I do weep for the ruined legacy we are handing to our children.


14 posted on 05/09/2005 10:13:02 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
All I have to say is, "Helluva job there, Al. No wonder you're a lawyer."

AAARRGHH!!!

Sorry I just puked on my keyboard.

15 posted on 05/09/2005 10:18:28 PM PDT by Adrastus (If you don't like my attitude, talk to someone else.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

ping


16 posted on 05/09/2005 10:21:55 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: umgud

If we had no illegal immigrant problem, 9-11 events would still demand we secure our borders, but we do. The hundreds of thousands of illegal entrants is simply proof we've not take security threats seriously.

Our open border is fine, but don't you dare bring your Bic or Cricket disposable lighter to the airport with you. That will endanger our security. What a joke.


17 posted on 05/09/2005 10:23:09 PM PDT by conshack ((Illegal immigration is the #1 threat to Homeland Security))
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To: Travis McGee

This is just dandy!!! I'm driving my family to Phoenix next July. I'll be sure to put my Detonics CombatMaster next to my King James Version.


18 posted on 05/09/2005 10:26:53 PM PDT by Luke (CPO, USCG (Ret))
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To: Travis McGee
I didn't know MS-13 was now in Mexico too.

And what doesn't get mentioned is Hezbollah terrorists crossing the border. One of them got convicted in March up in Dearborn. He came in through Nogales.

19 posted on 05/09/2005 10:29:45 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("My guvnor don't got the answer")
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To: Mulder
The president doesn't worry about these people crossing our border because he knows they're only coming here to work hard.There's plenty of work in America for an experienced machete wielder who has a face covered with tattoos.
20 posted on 05/09/2005 10:33:15 PM PDT by rdcorso (To Fight And Win The War On Terror We Must Secure Our Borders Now.)
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To: Luke
"I'll be sure to put my Detonics CombatMaster next to my King James Version."

Add a good quality belt knife, a spare magazine or two and you're good to go.

21 posted on 05/09/2005 10:42:13 PM PDT by Stormcrow ("It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so.")
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To: Mulder

To murder the people that Americans won't.


22 posted on 05/09/2005 10:46:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: conshack

The surveillance state will continue along as the National ID--er, Real ID act is passed into law. We'll now have a National ID card (Federally-standardized Drivers License), but the terrorists will keep a-comin' across the border.


23 posted on 05/10/2005 12:40:49 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out.)
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To: rdcorso
The president doesn't worry about these people crossing our border because he knows they're only coming here to work hard.There's plenty of work in America for an experienced machete wielder who has a face covered with tattoos.

He can do population control at the L.A. County Jail.

24 posted on 05/10/2005 12:42:02 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out.)
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To: Travis McGee

It sickens me to think I will leave America a cess pool for my grand children.


25 posted on 05/10/2005 12:52:04 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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Petition to secure our borders:

http://www.reformus.org

26 posted on 05/10/2005 12:58:57 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out.)
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To: Travis McGee

President Bush and the Congress Critters are busy fiddling while the country burns.


27 posted on 05/10/2005 1:01:41 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
"Today, criminal aliens account for over 29 percent of prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities and a higher share of all federal prison inmates." from an article here Also saw in the paper today that the fed govt is giving $47 million to Texas to compensate hospitals for care for illegal aliens. There also that 911 issue. Crime, bankrupt health care system, terrorist threats. Is it really worth the costs and risks just to import a few diseases? It appears that the Wash DC (Dems and GOP) crowd is doing more than just fiddling, they are pouring gas on the flames.
28 posted on 05/10/2005 1:16:08 AM PDT by usa1776
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To: Travis McGee

Far as I know, that tattooed POS is not Mexican. He is a Guatemalan gang member. M-13. "Mara Salvatrucha"


29 posted on 05/10/2005 1:50:55 AM PDT by dennisw (2¢ plain)
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To: Travis McGee

Headline should read..."Mexican Gang Members coming here to distribute drugs".....


30 posted on 05/10/2005 1:53:21 AM PDT by Route101
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To: Travis McGee
Alberto Gonzales: ...we are doing the best we can.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!!!!!!!

31 posted on 05/10/2005 2:31:16 AM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Travis McGee

I could smell MS-13 from the headline.


32 posted on 05/10/2005 3:01:47 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Hezbollah - in Michigan?

That's the first I heard of that, you would think that would be all over the papers and TV. Then again I am not all that surprised.


33 posted on 05/10/2005 3:33:22 AM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: Travis McGee; All
Crosslinking:

For "Thunder on the Border," click this picture:


34 posted on 05/10/2005 3:35:55 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: Route101
Actually my views aren't liberal. They are more to being sanity to an immigration system that has been out of whack for 40 years.

No, they're "undocumented pharmaceutical distributors".

35 posted on 05/10/2005 3:40:50 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: Route101

Please disregard that misquote - I have no idea how that happened.


36 posted on 05/10/2005 3:42:37 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: Travis McGee

(liberal whiney voice) But, but, but, they are just coming here to join the gangs that nobody else wants to join.


37 posted on 05/10/2005 4:22:02 AM PDT by JarheadFromFlorida
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To: azhenfud

[[No, they're "undocumented pharmaceutical distributors".]]

Hey, I like that one :)


38 posted on 05/10/2005 4:23:08 AM PDT by JarheadFromFlorida
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To: Travis McGee

At another site that we are not allowed to post from they have a picture of a guy called the "raft man" who paddles aliens across the Rio Grande, so I guess we are being invaded by the Mexican equivalent of the SEALS as well.


39 posted on 05/10/2005 4:27:39 AM PDT by junta ("Racism" a word invented so as to allow morons access to the political debate.)
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To: Travis McGee

MS-13 is here in Colorado. The rapes/prostitution of mentally disabled girls is a problem.


40 posted on 05/10/2005 7:21:01 AM PDT by shellshocked (They're undocumented Border Patrol agents, not vigilantes.)
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To: Stormcrow

Thanks, Stormcrow. I'm sure that I've one or two packed away in all my Y2K supplies.


41 posted on 05/10/2005 7:31:33 AM PDT by Luke (CPO, USCG (Ret))
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis

Amen.


42 posted on 05/10/2005 7:50:56 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: shellshocked

Well, they are only expendable middle class American peons who are being raped and murdered by Presidente Arbusto's guest criminals. What's important is dirt cheap illegal alien slave labor for his pals' businesses.


43 posted on 05/10/2005 8:09:48 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Um, MS-13 is a Salvadoran gang.

This just makes the rest of the article look like freshman grade work.

44 posted on 05/10/2005 8:10:50 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: gubamyster

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


45 posted on 05/10/2005 8:48:32 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Migraine
Where is Paul Kersey (C. Bronson) when you need him?

I was thinking the same thing.

46 posted on 05/10/2005 9:49:40 AM PDT by janetgreen (CLOSE THE BORDERS)
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To: KC_Conspirator
Originally, yes. But a google search turned up this,

"'MS-13 is the only U.S. gang with a broad international reach. They recruit kids in middle school and we are seeing not only people from Central America joining their ranks. We are also seeing Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans and even white kids getting involved,' said Jared Lewis, director of 'Know Gangs,' who runs courses for police departments on how to recognize and combat gang activity."

47 posted on 05/10/2005 11:16:36 AM PDT by monkeywrench
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To: Travis McGee
Our commie symp MSM presstitutes will never mention that part.

You're right about that, but fortunately, the MSM has less and less power to set the agenda.

I am strongly against all illegal immigration, but IMHO the Mara Salvatrucha is an issue apart here. We need to begin treating them as a terrorist organization, because the fact is, they are.

48 posted on 05/10/2005 11:20:42 AM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("Bush is doing practically nothing to prevent hurricanes." Environmentalist Aimee Christensen)
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To: monkeywrench

I live in DC. They are everywhere. All you have to do is just go to the mall. Every single one of them should be deported.


49 posted on 05/10/2005 12:28:33 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: KC_Conspirator

"MS-13 is a Salvadoran gang. "

Not any more.


50 posted on 05/10/2005 5:59:18 PM PDT by shellshocked (They're undocumented Border Patrol agents, not vigilantes.)
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