Thursday, December 18, 2008
Not sure if you are interested but I thought you might. When I am not going to school I work for a local engineering firm that is doing some contract for the
City of Salisbury. Today I was doing a site visit for a new pump station for the
sewer lines on Marvel Road when I saw the gang signs that I took pictures of and
attached to this email. The location of this "Gang Tag" is at the end of Marvel
Road is the same place where that dead woman was found a few months back. More
proof of Salisbury "non-existing" gang problem I don't know if you know anything
about MS-13 but they are an extremely ruthless street gang. When I was stationed
in Arizona in the US Army we had problems with these guys all the time. It is a
very scary thought if these guys have a influence on Salisbury Streets. If you
post anything about this please don't mention that I was working down in that
area I would not want my company to lose work for making any kind of waves. I
included a little history from Wikipedia. Keep up the good work and have a great
The Mara Salvatrucha gang originated in Los Angeles, set up in 1980s by
Salvadoran immigrants in the city's Pico-Union neighborhood. There is some
dispute about the etymology of the name (see below: Etymology). The most common
belief is that Mara refers to the Spanish word for gang; it is suggested that
Salvatrucha refers to the Salvadoran guerrillas, the source of much of the
gang's early manpower.
Originally, the gang's main purpose was to protect Salvadoran immigrants from
other, more established gangs of Los Angeles, who were predominately comprised
of Mexicans and African-Americans. For this reason, the gang initially
allowed only Salvadorans to join, but later allowed other Central Americans to
join as well.
Many Mara Salvatrucha gang members from the Los Angeles area have been deported
either because of their illegal status in the United States, or for committing
crimes as non-citizens, or both. As a result of these deportations, members
of MS-13 have recruited more members in their home countries. The Los Angeles
Times contends that deportation policies have contributed to the size and
influence of the gang both in the United States and in Central America.
Salvadoran authorities report that approximately 60% of prison inmates serving
prison terms for gang-related crimes there have either fled prosecution or have
been deported from the United States.