Ernesto Miranda (Smokey) was shot and killed in El Salvador

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Ernesto Miranda (Smokey) was shot and killed in El Salvador

Unread postby alexalonso » May 23rd, 2007, 3:42 pm

Although Miranda was shot and killed in El Salvador he lived in Los Angeles and was an original member of MS 13.

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Ernesto Miranda, aka Smokey, pictured in 2005 with his daughter Maybelline
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Ernesto Miranda, aka "Smokey," pictured in 2004 with his daughter Maybelline in front of his home outside San Salvador.




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All Things Considered, May 16, 2006 · Ernesto Miranda, aka "Smokey," was an original member of the infamous Mara Salvatrucha street gang -- also known as the MS-13 -- created on the streets of Los Angeles and later exported to Central America.

A former soldier in El Salvador's long and bloody civil war, Miranda fled to Los Angeles, hoping to escape the violence. But he found plenty more in the streets of L.A.'s Pico Union neighborhood, where he banded together with other young Salvadoran immigrants to form what would become one of the city's most notorious gangs.

As part of a crackdown on the MS-13 gang, Miranda was deported back to El Salvador, and there he seemed to turn his life around. At 38, he was a doting father, studying law, working to keep kids out of gangs and advocating for greater human rights for prisoners.

All that ended Saturday night, when he was shot to death in the doorway of his home in a village outside San Salvador just hours after turning down an invitation to celebrate the prison release of an MS-13 gang member.

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Unread postby pistolslanga » May 23rd, 2007, 5:09 pm

heh, aint that a biatch, moved to L.A. to escape the gang stuff, but in L.A. it was on and crackin, anyways, R.I.P. to him.

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Unread postby perongregory » May 23rd, 2007, 10:33 pm

no, moved to LA to escape civil war, end up in civil war with other Latinos in LA, get sent back to El Salvador to keep him away from Urban civil war in LA, to only be killed by the urban civil war now raging in El Salvador.

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Unread postby pistolslanga » May 24th, 2007, 4:55 pm

perongregory wrote:no, moved to LA to escape civil war, end up in civil war with other Latinos in LA, get sent back to El Salvador to keep him away from Urban civil war in LA, to only be killed by the urban civil war now raging in El Salvador.


now thats fukked up dont you agree...shit

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Unread postby Old Shatterhand » May 28th, 2007, 4:40 pm

That's right perongregory. But know that gangs and gang wars were bad enough way back in 1912 for El Salvador to create a national guard which was sent out to act as a rural police force. They were ruthless and effective in stopping the violence at that time. What we see today is really a second wave of gangs and gang wars in El Salvador. And that El Salvadorian civil war was really bad with 75,000 people killed, 8,000 missing, a million left homeless, and another million exiled.


perongregory wrote:no, moved to LA to escape civil war, end up in civil war with other Latinos in LA, get sent back to El Salvador to keep him away from Urban civil war in LA, to only be killed by the urban civil war now raging in El Salvador.

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Unread postby istekse818 » August 31st, 2013, 9:53 pm

Old Shatterhand wrote:That's right perongregory. But know that gangs and gang wars were bad enough way back in 1912 for El Salvador to create a national guard which was sent out to act as a rural police force. They were ruthless and effective in stopping the violence at that time. What we see today is really a second wave of gangs and gang wars in El Salvador. And that El Salvadorian civil war was really bad with 75,000 people killed, 8,000 missing, a million left homeless, and another million exiled.


perongregory wrote:no, moved to LA to escape civil war, end up in civil war with other Latinos in LA, get sent back to El Salvador to keep him away from Urban civil war in LA, to only be killed by the urban civil war now raging in El Salvador.




The communist party of el salvador (fmln) and arena is responsible for el salvador and the national guard should have never been disbanded


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