MS-13 on the NYT op-ed page
via HispaniCon: a man named Luis Rodríguez states that the MS-13 is Gang of Our Own Making because
While there’s no proof that MS-13 has any connection to Al Qaeda, it has something in common with it: American policy played a role in the creation of both groups.
Where have I heard this before?
Rodríguez, a former member of a Chicano gang in Chicago, proposes,
we can bring gang youth to the table and work to create jobs and training, providing real options for meaningful work and healthy families. In other words, we can help sow the seeds of transformation, eliminating the reasons young people join gangs in the first place.
At the same time, Drudge today has this item, Gang will target Minuteman vigil on Mexico border
Members of a violent Central America-based gang have been sent to Arizona to target Minuteman Project volunteers, who will begin a monthlong border vigil this weekend to find and report foreigner sneaking into the United States, project officials say.
which had also been a subject of my prior post. Does this sound to you like a group that’s ready to come “to the table and work to create jobs and training”?
On a related subject, ¡Gringo Unleashed! has been translating on the Minutemen.
Update La Shawn wants to know Who Will Protect the Minuteman Volunteers?