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 n.— «Three Norteños riding in the car—including a 16-year-old Tracy boy—were convicted in connection with the crime. Transcripts suggest it was Ramos’ shirt that drew their attention. “Is that guy a scrap?” one of them asked, using the derogatory term for a Sureño.» —“Thug life” by Alex Breitler Record (Stockton, California) Apr. 22, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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