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  • Slew of MS-13 Members From El Salvador Charged With Murder of Teenagers in Virginia

    06/22/2018 3:18:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 22, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced murder and kidnapping charges for eleven MS-13 gang members in Alexandria, Virginia Friday morning. All of them are from El Salvador, range in age from 20 to 27-years old and are being prosecuted for the killing of teenagers Edvin Escobar Mendez and Sergio Arita Triminio. One of the defendants is not in custody and suspected of being out of the country. The other ten are being held in federal detention. Whether the members are in the U.S. illegally is unclear. "While we note in the press release that all of the defendants are from El...
  • MS-13 gang members, including 10 illegal immigrants, charged in deaths of Virginia teens

    06/22/2018 2:32:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Fox news ^ | Greg Norman
    Eleven MS-13 gang members – all of whom are illegal immigrants except one – are facing life in prison after being charged in the kidnappings and deaths of two teens whose bodies were dug up in a Virginia park last year. The ages of the male gang members charged Friday ranged from 20 to 27. All of them are from El Salvador and only one – who is believed to have fled the country – is not in police custody, according to NBC Washington. 
  • U.S. decision on asylum casts a pall over immigrants fleeing gang violence

    06/16/2018 10:34:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16th, 2018 | By Cindy Carcamo
    Rubilia Sanchez knew she had to flee her hometown of Tecun Uman after gangs repeatedly threatened to rape and murder her. So she took her four daughters and made the familiar, dangerous trek out of Guatemala, through Mexico and into the United States, where she requested asylum. After waiting for four years, she finally got a date to plead her case to U.S. officials: July 26. But now, her already hazy future — and that of others fleeing gang violence in Latin America — has been thrust into greater uncertainty. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions ordered immigration judges to stop granting...
  • Chief: NYPD's Gang Database is 99% Minorities

    06/16/2018 8:50:06 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 58 replies
    The Crime Report ^ | June 15, 2018 | Crime and Justice News
    The 17,000 individuals named in the NYPD’s gang registry are 99 percent black or Latino, Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea revealed this week, according to the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. Shea, testifying Wednesday before the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety, was talking publicly for the first time about one of the department’s most popular crime-fighting tools. He said the database is 65 percent African Americans, 24 percent non-white Hispanics, and 10 percent black Hispanics. He said the average age of those included is 27 and that 1,460 of those listed are younger than 18.
  • 90 gang members arrested in major South Mississippi crime bust

    06/12/2018 3:39:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 6/12/18 | Joyce Philippe
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A 5-day cooperative operation between various law enforcement divisions led to a massive crime bust in Gulfport. Forty people were arrested as a result of Operation Shark Tank, carried out by the Gulfport Police Narcotics Division, US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, MBN, ATF, HSI and MDOC. The arrests took place between April 16- April 20. Officials say several firearms and narcotics were seized during this operation. Operation Shark Tank is a sub-operation of Operation Triple Beam, a six-week-long violence reduction initiative for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice....
  • Trump admin to stop granting asylum to victims of gang violence, domestic abuse

    06/11/2018 1:41:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Trump administration will stop granting asylum to victims of gang violence and domestic abuse, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday. “Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,” Sessions wrote in his decision. “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes—such as domestic violence or gang violence—or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim,” he continued. The ruling came hours after Sessions announced that he would issue a new interpretation of asylum...
  • See video: Somali gang storms Maine park, beats victims

    05/31/2018 7:56:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies ^ | 5/30/2018 | unknown
    In what is just the latest incident of violence by Somali refugees in the United States, a gang has been caught on video attacking victims in a Lewiston, Maine, park. Maine First Media reported witnesses said the attack began when one of the victims asked an attacker for a lighter for his cigarette. One victim was hurt badly enough to be taken to a hospital, even though no charges were filed. Main First Media said a dozen Somali youth “swarmed and attacked two local residents in Kennedy Park last Thursday evening. The Somali mob attacked around 7:45 pm, just as...
  • Trump slams Pelosi as MS-13 'lover' in fiery Nashville rally

    05/29/2018 7:33:43 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 52 replies
  • De Blasio: Trump Is Using MS-13 ‘to Paint Latinos as Dangerous’

    05/25/2018 10:47:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 63 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said President Donald Trump was using MS-13 “to paint Latinos as dangerous in our country.” De Blasio said, “Let’s talk about the speech in Long Island. That was painful. I went over the transcript again because I couldn’t believe it. It’s not about MS-13. It’s about an attempt to paint Latinos as dangerous in our country. Our police department rejects that. We became the safest big city in America because we worked with immigrant communities, they helped police make the city the safest big city in America....
  • MS-13 gang member known as 'Animal' sentenced to 40 years in prison over killing of 15-year-old boy

    05/22/2018 8:26:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A member of the notorious MS-13 street gang known as "Animal," who admitted to the 2015 killing of a teenage boy in Massachusetts, was sentenced to 40 years in prison, officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced that 23-year-old Joel Martinez, who went by the street name of "Animal," will be subject to deportation once he's released from federal prison.
  • What You Need To Know About The Violent Animals Of MS-13

    05/21/2018 8:50:34 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 62 replies
    The White House ^ | May 21, 2018 | The White House
    WHAT: The violent animals of MS-13 have committed heinous, violent attacks in communities across America. Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals. At the State of the Union in January 2018, President Trump brought as his guests Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas. Police believe these young girls were chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members on Long Island, New York, in 2016. Suffolk County Police Commissioner stated that the “murders show a level of brutality that is close to...
  • SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Chuck Compares MS-13 Members to 'Our Great Grandparents'

    05/18/2018 9:32:46 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 5/18/18 | Staff
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer railed against President Trump’s harsh rhetoric towards violent street gang MS-13 Wednesday; taking the President’s comments out of context and equating violent offenders to “our great grandparents.” The President was responding to a California lawmaker’s complaint that local officials were unable to notify ICE officials of MS-13 gang members detained in county jails; saying federal authorities were working to bypass the “ridiculous” sanctuary city policies and deport “animal” criminals from the United States. Schumer slammed the President’s harsh rhetoric on social media within hours, saying “When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t...
  • CNN admits the truth! Trump 'animals' comment was about MS-13 and other illegal alien criminals

    05/17/2018 10:18:52 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    CNN ‏ Verified account @CNN Follow Follow @CNN More As reported in the article above, Trump’s remarks late Wednesday were in response to comments about members of MS-13 and other undocumented immigrants who are deported for committing crimes. 10:08 AM - 17 May 2018
  • MS-13 Is Bad, Even if Trump Says So

    05/17/2018 1:53:21 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 17 May 2018 | Jim Treacher
    If you're a big Trump fan, you probably don't like me because I criticize him when I think he's wrong. If you're a big Trump hater, you probably don't like me because I praise him when I think he's right. I'm okay with you disliking me for either of these reasons, because I believe objective truth exists independently of my personal feelings about any particular individual. This puts me in a tiny minority in 2018 America, apparently, but I don't mind too much. While it hasn't been too great for my "career," at least I can sleep at night. When...
  • White House defends Trump’s ‘animal’ comment

    05/17/2018 12:34:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/17/2018 | SA Miller
    The White House on Thursday fiercely defended President Trump’s use of the word “animals” to describe illegal immigrants in the MS-13 gang. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the word “animals” didn’t go far enough in describing the brutal street gang known for hacking people to death with machetes. “It took an animal to stab a man 100 times and rip his heart out,” she said, referring to a reported MS-13 attack. “I think the term animal doesn’t go far enough.”
  • Why (Waco)

    05/11/2018 4:54:58 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 5/10/2018
    Three years into the perversion of justice that began at the Waco, Texas Twin Peaks “breastaurant,” the fundamental, obvious question, the – for want of a more appropriate turn of phrase – satorical question remains unchanged. Why? Why did the Twin Peaks Mass Murder happen? Why didn’t the police stop it? Why did police take pains to contain and video record it instead? Why did the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety go out of their way in the month before the tragedy to spook multiple, influential members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club by telling them that the...
  • Did you hear about the violent teen flash mob that took over Chicago's fanciest shopping area?

    05/09/2018 7:36:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The end result of indoctrination in government schools and mass media that teaches "urban youths" that American society is racist, corrupt, unfair, and unworthy of compliance is the crumbling of civil order.  When a substantial group of young males (the segment of society most prone to acting out with violence) think they have no stake in the continuation of existing social and property relations, they are able to impose anarchy in local areas.  When enough people think and feel this way, the forces of order – police, and in extremis the National Guard – can be overwhelmed and powerless to stop...
  • 'Heinous and violent': MS-13's appeal to girls grows as gang becomes 'Americanized

    05/08/2018 8:00:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    mysa ^ | May 7, 2018 | Michael E. Miller
    Even amid a nationwide surge in MS-13 slayings, the 2017 killing stood out. Female victims are nothing new for MS-13, which is infamous in Central America for making young women choose between rape and execution. But in a gang as chauvinistic as it is fearsome, female killers are almost unheard of... Unlike their counterparts in Central America, some MS-13 cliques in the United States now allow female members, said Michael Prado, assistant special agent in charge of the Washington office of Homeland Security Investigations, a branch of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "In that regard they are somewhat progressive," he said....
  • 'Their profession is violent crime': Alabama police operation seizes 140 guns, indicts 71 suspects

    05/07/2018 2:44:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies ^ | May 7, 2018 | By Carol Robinson
    A two-month operation aimed at reducing violent crime in Birmingham and beyond led to the seizure of 140 guns and federal indictments against 71 people. Among those indicted is a 24-year-old man who was acquitted in one murder, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in another and now is awaiting trial in yet a third killing. Others indicted under the operation include a man who was convicted of manslaughter as a teen and arrested last month on two Birmingham bank robberies, a sex offender who also has convictions for burglary and carrying a pistol without a license, and a man...
  • Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded

    05/07/2018 2:27:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 7, 2018 | by Staff
    The last seven days in Chicago have been the most violent week of the year, with just three police districts on the West Side bearing the brunt of the recent violence, according to data kept by the Tribune. At least 85 people were shot between Monday, April 30, and this past Sunday, including a 4-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy, a 15-year-old on a CTA bus, a young mother, several other young teens, a federal agent and two relatives of a gunshot victim waiting outside a hospital. Of those shot, at least nine died. The city had been averaging about 42...