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TATTOOED WARRIORS: The Next Generation; Shuttling Between Nations, Latino Gangs Confound the Law

Date: September 26, 2004
Author: Ginger Thompson
QUOTE:...many human rights advocates and community leaders worry that the aggressive measures governments are taking against gangs have not solved the problem as much as they have spread it.

ABSTRACT: Responding to a threat they say is as serious to their countries as terrorism is to the United States, Latin American governments have cracked down on gang violence. Under zero-tolerance gang laws, due process is often suspended, and many have been imprisoned for as little as having gang tattoos. While crime rates have decreased markedly, it has come at a tremendous cost to due process and the rights of alleged gang members.

--- Meridith Price

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