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Daily Archives: October 17th, 2010

Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana is the first member of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang to be sentenced to the federal death penalty.

Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana has an unfortunate claim on history. He is the first member of the MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, gang to be sentenced to death under the federal system of capital punishment, according to the Justice Department.

Prosecutors and FBI officials say the Umana investigation, which took them from North Carolina to California to El Salvador, is a model for how federal authorities will attack a growing gang threat that is leaching into smaller cities across America’s heartland.

To read the rest Click here: Death To Gang Members: The Feds’ New Tactic : NPR