CBC News, 19 Feb 07: RCMP Inadvertently Sponsored U.S. Gang Websites
...the CBC alerted the Mounties on Friday to police recruitment ads that popped up on websites run by the Los Angeles-based 18th Street Gang, an international outfit considered by criminal analysts to be one of the most violent gangs in the world.
On one internet message board, death threats to rival crews and violent messages appeared as if they were endorsed by an RCMP logo inviting youth to apply to the force. At the top of another page on a different site also owned by the 18th Street Gang, a banner ad featuring a smiling female Mountie showed up above a dedication to slain gang member "L'il Creeper."...
...on a less humorous note, MS-18 snatched an Embassy Marine in El Sal this weekend. It was an express kidnapping, and he was later released - minus his rental SUV, credit & ATM cards. Of course, he was in the red light district at the time....