Skip to comments.4 gang members are captured Subjects from El Salvador are with MS-13 [South Texas]
Posted on 08/23/2005 9:49:10 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
The Border Patrol has captured four members of the violent Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, in South Texas during the past four days.
On Friday, a Bishop deputy constable stopped a car on U.S. Highway 77. One person was determined to be a member of MS-13 and was arrested.
The discovery of five illegal immigrants about 13 miles south of Falfurrias on Saturday resulted in the capture of another MS-13 gang member with an extensive criminal history and a prior deportation from the United States.
Two more MS-13 gang members were captured Sunday when a Victoria County sheriff's deputy detained two men determined to be in the country illegally.
The Border Patrol confirmed the two detainees were members of MS-13.
In June, Giovanni BermudezArevalo, 26, an admitted MS-13 gang member, was arrested in Bee County when a sheriff's deputy pulled over the van he was traveling in with 15 other immigrants.
Border Patrol officials said they have captured 47 members of MS-13 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector this year.
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These fine (illegal aliens) gang members are only here to show off their artistic tattoos, right? Certainly these family-oriented, hardworking immigrants (illegal aliens) couldn't have other motives in mind...NAAHHH (sarc)
Suggestion to border patrol: Knee cap them and then send them back
Four eh, oh great, that only leaves several thousand more. S\
The Mexico - US border has a revolving door policy? I would think that your second capture would put you in jail.
ping for later
They make fantastic shark bait in the gulf..........Too bad you let the press know about it. Think twice in the future.
Bush to issue statement, "MS13 are just honest law abiding gang members - the real criminals are the vigilantes that caught them"
Bush is becoming more of a joke everyday - no wonder his poll numbers are dropping - he could care less about the war on terror - BS leaves our backdoor open for every terrorist to freely walk through. Im ready Bushbots.
Boys only a mother could love?
And what kind of "Mutha" are you talking about.....
I'm guessing the Mayans and Azteca also went crazy with tattoos..... looks like I was right.
Mexican tattoos are a highly decorative and rapidly growing sector of the tattoo community. With their elaborate use of color and vivid imagery, no single tat style seems to merge the ancient and the modern like these popular tattoo designs.
Mexican tattoos derive much of their look from the ancient art of the Mayans and the Aztecs. Though both cultures employed the use of tattoos, mostly to mark slaves and convicts, Mexican tattoos are influenced by the religious art these cultures used to appease the fickle gods that ruled their everyday life, not the crude lines they called tattoos. Examples of this can be found in Mayan gods like Chac and Ah-Puc, with their connections to fertility and death, which makes for striking tattoo designs with rich use of color and exaggerated physical features.
Some of the most popular Mexican tattoos are those of the Aztec variety. Aztec tattoos are not only visually striking, but they represent a nationalistic pride of ancient Mexico. Tattoos of this type that remain popular are Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent messiah, and Chalchiuhtlicu, the god of youth.
Mexican tattoos also echo the bridge between the pagan and the Christian world. The catholic influence on Mexican art can be found in tattoos that show Day of the Dead motifsmost recognizable with skeletons in highly stylized and celebratory tableaus. These continue to be some of the requested tattoos around.
Another, somewhat controversial, form of Mexican tattoos is prison gang art. Often administered both inside prisons and in outside tattoo parlors, Mexican tattoos of this kind declare ones allegiance to the Mexican prison subculture and most notably the Mexican mafia and its arch rival, La Nuestra Familia. The Mexican Mafia, or ESE as it is known, has the instantly recognizable image of an eagle holding a snake, while La Nuestra Familia is portrayed by a tattoo depicting a sombrero with a machete through it.
No matter what kind of Mexican tattoo it is, all of them seem to share the role of celebrating ones affiliation to a culture. This continues to make them popular tat choices. Because of their cultural importance, its imperative that your tattoo artist has experience in the genre so that your tat looks as good as it can be-and is worthy of a heritage that is thousands of years old.
Thanks for the interesting tattoo history. I think too many tattoos are ugly, and a waste of good ink. Must be a cultural thing. My Dad had a tattoo of an eagle on his forearm, and as he aged, the tattoo became blurry and unrecognizable. Makes me wonder what these guys will look like if they live to be 80!
Lots of people think that "mutha" has a last name... :^)
Women with tattoos are the ultimate turnoff for me.
My three grown sons don't go for tattooed women either, OR piercings, quite popular now I guess.
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