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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Refugee Crisis: Immigrant Children caused in part by American Street Gangs

 LA Street Gangs Spread To Central America Causing International Threat

LOPEZ: 18th Street is the largest and the oldest of the two gangs. Formed originally by Mexican-American immigrants, but ultimately took in all comers and by that I mean Central Americans, African-Americans and quickly grew. Mara Salvatrucha, in contrast, was a newer gang. It was formed by Salvadoran immigrants, who fled the country's bloody civil war.

MONTAGNE: And this is through the 1980s? LOPEZ: Yes, the 1980s. And these immigrants settled in different parts of the country and, of course, in Los Angeles. An MS-13 formed initially as a self-defense gang, to protect itself against the larger, more established Mexican-American gangs. And they quickly gained a reputation for their willingness to use violence because, you have to remember, many of these people who started the gang had seen a brutal, brutal civil war. So it was a very violent mix - a very violent era. But now the violence has turned to Central America.   : NPR



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