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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
KEYWORDS: 2006; 2006election; 2006senaterace; aliens; arizona; az; border; borderjumpers; borderpolice; ca; citizensfirst; ct; emperorbushisnaked; ga; gangs; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; marasalvatrucha; md; mmp; ms13; nc; nm; nv; or; recallnapolitano; rescuecalifornia; romeisburning; tn; tx; ut; va; yourtownnext
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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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