Earlier this week, the executive director of Homies Unidos, Alex
Sanchez, was arrested by the FBI. The FBI says that Sanchez is a
shotcaller in the Normandie click of MS-13. He is charged with “racketeering offenses,” including conspiracy to murder.
The courageous women were individually shown the ELA mug books and they each identified El Hoyo (The Hole) Maravilla gang members Vincent and Luis Arias as the men who robbed the bank. Although both brothers were admitted gang members, they chose to dress more like hip college students rather than the typical Hispanic “Cholos” of El Hoyo.
We all fear that the justice system seems unable to protect us or punish the bad guys. When these conditions and feelings become extreme, self protection groups are spawned, and average people become vigilantes.