via Daily Caller.
Mara Salvatrucha, known widely as MS-13, is one of the deadliest and most feared street gangs in the world. Signature among its most ruthless troops is a particularly disturbing look of extensively tattooed members, known as Maras.Read this article folks!
The culture and history surrounding the tattooing practices of MS-13 is long and of great importance to properly understanding the organization. MS-13 was declared a transnational criminal organization (TCO) by the U.S. Treasury Department in October 2012.
It is the only Latin American street gang to have achieved the TCO designation by the Treasury Department. Los Zetas is also a TCO, however, they are a paramilitary cartel rather than a street gang.
To better comprehend the importance of tattoos to MS-13, The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Latin American transnational criminal activity expert Douglas Farah and to a team of analysts at the firm Southern Pulse, which studies Latin American issues.
Did you know that Crips and Bloods no longer sport "colors" like they did in the past? Do you know that the Latin Gangs in the NE are following suit? Did you know that the fastest growing gangs is now occurring in the South and Midwest?
Now we find out that face tattoos that automatically labeled a MS-13 member is going away.
For the politically correct among you, its about to get harder to remain safe. I don't have that problem. I'm suspicious of anyone older than 8 and I keep a close eye on the youngsters, but seriously....follow this stuff. It could keep you alive.