Street Gangs In American History

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Street gangs have been a part of American history for years. According a report from the Immigration Customs Enforcement, MS-13 is the most violent and rapidly spreading gang in the United States. Their major areas of concentration are in 33 states which not limited to: California, Texas, New York, Maryland, and Nebraska to name a few. The origin of the MS-13 can be traced to Los Angeles in the 1980s. Salvadoran families have fled to L.A. to escape from the civil war that was happening in El Salvador. They were already skilled in the use of weapons and combat that came from their environment of war and violence. As a minority group, they were discriminated against within their own society. They banded together for support and protection from

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