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For decades the Sureno army has served as soldiers of La Eme, the ruthless prison gang also known as the Mexican Mafia.  Despite being widely considered as a west coast or California problem, the Sureno gangs have spread across the United States and abroad bringing with them widespread crime, violence and death. 

This book will explore the history and traditions of Sureno gangs from the birth of La Eme and their Northern rivals to the formation of significant Sureno gangs who have gradually spread across the country.  It will also recount significant crimes and investigations through the perspectives of the victims, the investigators, and the Surenos themselves.  It will detail the rise to power and notoriety of significant Sureno gang members whose actions brought their gangs; often otherwise small and somewhat insignificant; into the national spotlight.

MS, 18th St. and Gangs Across America

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