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Latino Gangs are ‘More Violent,’ Says Brooklyn Prosecutor

Crime, Latino April 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

As violent Latino gangs such as MS-13 make inroads in New York City, the head of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office gang unit, Deanna Rodríguez, spoke to El Diario La Prensa about why Latino gangs are more violent and why gangs are so ubiquitous in every neighborhood of the city.

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Crime, Politics March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mitt Romney finds a friendly crowd at a fundraiser held by Greek-American supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis; the MS-13 gang makes inroads in New York City; a racial disparity for homeless families; and a study finds that racial profiling of South Asians continues in NYC.

Vacil (3 dots) tattooed between fingers mean jail, the street, or death

“La Mara es mi padre” – how violent gangs recruit teens

Education, Immigration, New York December 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Far from the aggressive images of the Central American Mara Salvatrucha – shaved heads, tattoos on their faces and bodies – the MS13 on Long Island goes about unnoticed. Only the “vacil” (3 dots) tattooed between a person’s fingers, or on the side of their left eye, can identify a member.

Members of John Vázquez's family mourn the death of the young man.

Two fatal shootings in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Residents fear the street gangs, but police harassment doesn’t make anyone feel safer.