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Look out here comes the MS Gang

Minutes later, he showed a slide of a shirtless man. In large, bold, Gothic letters across his chest was a tattoo. "M S," it read.

Many in the audience chuckled and nodded in recognition, because the letters stand for the most notorious of the violence-prone street gangs that have infiltrated the Northern Virginia suburbs, Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13.

Mastandrea moved on without ever mentioning the gang's name. For all that unenlightened audience members knew, the letters may have stood for multiple sclerosis or the alternative to Mrs. and Miss.

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December 10, 2003 in wacky? | Permalink

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